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DesignTO Festival Schedule

DesignTO is where art and design meet at over 100+ free events and exhibitions across the city, January 18-27, 2019.

How to Use This Schedule
Select multiple sorting categories and click FILTER. The map markers and event listings will update according to your sorting criteria. The PRINT button will generate a PDF map and chart of your sorted listings. If you have any trouble, click CLEAR ALL and then FILTER to start over.

This icon indicates events that have identified they are barrier-free with reasonable access to the venue and an accessible bathroom.

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Raising STEPS

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Seven emerging Toronto-based artists reimagine New Balance shoes. These one-of-a-kind works will be auctioned during DesignTO in support of charitable public arts organization STEPS, responsible for some 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...

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One Who Protects a Sibling

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Exhibitions

‘One Who Protects a Sibling’ is an OCAD University supported project in which Indigenous and Black makers exhibit the mediated...

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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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Still Drawing (2)

Dec 21, 2018 - Mar 21, 2019

Window Installations

‘Still Drawing (2)’ is an exploration into geometric forms through shaping and layering hand woven semi-transparent material. This work is inspired by the precision of mathematical drawings, combined...

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Tubular

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Tubular’ is a series of intricately folded paper tubes that move in and out from each other, appearing in motion though static. ...

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AESTUS

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘AESTUS’ is a series of stratified wooden vases designed and manufactured to explore a new synthesis of traditional materials and modern technology. Carved from solid wood by an...

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Missed Fit

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Exhibitions

What does fit mean today, and how does an individual’s experience getting dressed influence identity? ‘Missed Fit’ will start a dialogue about exclusionary processes in design, and subvert...

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COFO Design Inc. – Debut Collection

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

COFO, short for ‘cofounders’, is a Canadian design collective formed...

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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...

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Love Design Shop

Jan 20, 2019

Events

The Gladstone Hotel presents the ‘Love Design Shop’, an exciting one-day shopping event during Come Up to My Room curated by Sarah Cooper (Co-Founder, Shelter Bay Goods) and...

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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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Woven Intersections

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Window Installations

‘Woven Intersections’ marks the beginning of a movement between artisans and designers of the world. Created by Bexuko, this premier...

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Design Wo/ManiFesT.O.

Jan 24, 2019

Events

As we approach 2020, Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. asks that we reflect on how design has supported (or not), the process of...

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Supersymmetry: An Innovative, Interactive Knitting Experience

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Supersymmetry’ invites visitors to create quantum connections in the form...

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