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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.

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Surface Tension

Jan 18, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Surface Tension’ is a group exhibition showcasing the work of a dozen local and international designers and artists. It explores the forces at work on water,...

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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EFFERVESCENCE

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Window Installations

South Hill Home has commissioned Vancouver-based lighting designer Matthew McCormick to create an immersive showroom window installation for DesignTO. ...

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The Aberrant

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019

Window Installations

‘The Aberrant’ is a three dimensional paper installation that attempts to address the experience of a gyopo — a term for Korean expatriates who have been citizens in...

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CafeXDesign

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Explore the possibilities when an up-and-coming Design Studio joins forces with Boutique Café operators to enact a singular new vision. ...

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Black Arts

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Black Arts’ are new works from Nicholas Hamilton Holmes that evolve a ‘tubular’ design language of bent, shaped and turned wood. The all black work is designed and...

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Asymmetric

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019

Window Installations

Asymmetric: adjective; not identical on both sides of a central line; unsymmetrical; lacking symmetry. ...

Sensible Horizon

Jan 22, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

Window Installations

Our state of being is always influenced by our perspectives. Sensible Horizon seeks out to explore the intersection of two infinite planes as experienced by the observer. ...

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Constellations: Exploring the family experience of death & dying

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Constellations’ invites you to select a thread to weave together...

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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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StrataSphere

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘StrataSphere’ is a visual representation of the progression of time and its climatic effects on our environment. This installation seeks to create a multi-dimensional layered landscape through a...

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ESSE QUAM VIDERE (To Be Rather Than To Appear)

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

ESSE QUAM VIDERE (To Be Rather Than To Appear) is...

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Light Cage Duo

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Luvère Studio and bulthaup Toronto present ‘Light Cage Duo’, a living lighting installation with live plants bursting and growing from the confines of a 4’ x 4’ structure...

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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....

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The Plastic Free Kitchen

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

Codesign and SKETCH Working Arts present ‘The Plastic Free Kitchen’, a new wood product line designed and fabricated by SKETCH...

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Dissipate Like a Cloud or Smoke or Wintery Breath

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Dissipate Like a Cloud or Smoke or Wintery Breath’ uses...

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Uncliché

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A mixed media production illuminating the essence of plant life through the use of poetry and art. When the two come together we bring both the visual and...

DesignTO Talks: Tiffany Pratt

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019

Events

Stylist, designer, and HGTV host Tiffany Pratt speaks about her experience making a lasting creative business, personal brand,...

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