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DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, brings you 10 design-filled days from January 18–27, 2019.

Embrace design this winter with over 100 free events, exhibitions, and window installations across the city.

Festival Events

Below is a brief selection of events happening during the Festival. For the full schedule click here.

Hanging by threads / Ne tenir qu’à des fils

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

This exhibition presents an installation of knitted and intertwined textile...

Intersection A ∩ J

Jan 16, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019

Exhibitions

JJSTUDIO operate as a jewellery studio and gallery with a storefront in downtown Toronto, which runs by jewellery artist couple...

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Ciinema

Jan 22, 2019

Events

‘Ciinema’ is a video mixtape series meant to spark, inspire and provoke. A one-hour screening / Q&A, this edition of ‘Ciinema’ will be curated by Worship, a Toronto­-based...

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Radiate: Winter 2019 Exhibitions

Jan 18, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

Exhibitions

Harbourfront Centre is a hub of activity for the 9th annual DesignTO Festival with seven exhibitions and a public talk,...

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Gradient Mirror

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Phillip Jividen will be displaying his ‘Gradient Mirror’ which was inspired by atmospheric colours of the sky. The mirror presents a timeless aesthetic that strikes a balance between...

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DesignTO Talks: Uncovering Canadian Design

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 22, 2019

Events

Join EQ3 Creative Director Thom Fougere and Canadian...

Upper Case Lower Case

Jan 19, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019

Exhibitions

The Ryerson University School of Interior Design, under the name 302 Collective, partners with Mackenzie House Museum as part of...

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Film Screening: Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building

Jan 20, 2019

Events

For two decades Didi Contractor has been designing architecture in...

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From A to Zaven

Jan 22, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019

Exhibitions

A project by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni, “From A To Zaven” is the first solo show in Canada, intending to portray Zaven’s peculiar approach towards the...

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100% Clay. The Magic of Michel Harvey.

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Creator of the whimsical ceramic kraft paper bag and glove vases, Montreal ceramicist Michel Harvey compares his work to that...

La Planete Sauvage: Moving Away from Human-Centred Work Beyond Anthropocene

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Collaborating with non-human organisms, creating living sculptures that self-assemble, ‘La...

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We Think

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Design Exchange partners with CD&I Associates, to propose 17 new visions for the future, aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. ...

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Pro Tem

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Pro Tem’ is an ongoing series of works by Toronto artist Janine Miedzik. These structures mimic provisional signage and construction notices, offering a familiar yet unexpected visual experience....

MUKË

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘MUKË’ is a collaboration between Michael Vickers and Michael Dellios grounded in shared aesthetic sensibilities, form-forward creation and an exploration of materials. Pressing the limits and potentials of...

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Furnishing Balance

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

The ‘Macondo’ furniture collection is a magic-realist interpretation of Colombia its traditions and aesthetics. The pieces reimagine vernacular designs into a modern context. Bright colours, robust materials and...

Studies

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Studies’ is a selection of new work by Toronto-based designer-maker Nathan Clarke. ...

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Design Unseen

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019

Exhibitions

Is process as critical as design in its final form? ‘Design Unseen’ is an exhibition of work by six graphic designers that aims exposes unseen creative...

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BEAT Talk with HOK

Jan 21, 2019

Events

The first BEAT Talk for 2019 will feature HOK’s Diversity Council Committee. Their mission is to encourage an inclusive workplace and culture for people with varied backgrounds, perspectives,...

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