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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.

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Eco-Design Symposium

Jan 19, 2019

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The goals of this symposium are to: foster conversations about designers role in the eco-crisis; share examples of ecological design...

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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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Interior Design Show Toronto

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North...

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Highwire Examined

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A single detail can be the origin of appeal of an object. The ‘Highwire Examined’ installation explores how our connection to a single element affects our perception of...

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DesignTO Guided Bus Tours

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Events

Love local expertise? Then, join us for bus tours of DesignTO Festival hotspots led by local design 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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The Pebble & The Stone

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

The Pebble & The Stone—the second Mercury Bureau x Flùr design week exhibition—traces the mineral from source to material to...

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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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Work/Life

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Work/Life’ is an exhibition that explores fresh and original prototypes for contemporary life, showcasing the work of nine Canadian designers and studios. ...

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Design, Health, and Wellness

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 29, 2019

Exhibitions

OCAD U Industrial Design students exhibit recent projects exploring the intersection of design and health. Taking a collaborative and participatory...

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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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SK8 is Life

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019

Window Installations

The Oasis Skateboard Factory with Chief Ladybird and Aura present “SK8 is Life” , a series of custom built decks that connects skateboarding to its indigenous roots. “SK8...

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Tapermoon Rising

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Tapermoon Rising’ showcases a new Canadian lighting series that uses unique shade elements to create a multitude of lighting designs, from individual lamps to lighting objects and installations. ...

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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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WIKE Bicycle Products: Innovative Design + Local Production

Dec 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

Exhibitions

From taking the kids to the park, to...

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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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100% Chair: Designing For Algorithmic Landscapes

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

In a near future where humans, robots and smart algorithms...

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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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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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DesignTO Talks: Studio Swine

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Events

Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami of Studio Swine discuss their work using water, demonstrating how combining water conservation...

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LALAYA Design launches the AYÊ pendant

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Window Installations

LALAYA Design, a Toronto-based furniture and lighting studio specialized in concrete creations, is launching their AYÊ pendant lamp at COBALT...

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Strange Legacy

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

Studio Watson explores unconventional uses for carpets in the home in celebration of the launch of a small collection of heritage rugs developed from original hand hooked designs...

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Series One: Optimal Form

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Series One’ is a collection of objects created by New Rose Studio, a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio located in...

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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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What is Your Story?

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

There are very few burdens greater than carrying the weight of an untold story. People constantly have trouble finding the...

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Polytope

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Polytope’ is a collection of pendant lights that synthesizes the material properties of brass alloy with the algorithmically assisted generation of tessellated forms and 3-axis CNC fabrication. ...

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The Shape of Things to Come

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Surf the Greats and Whit Surf invite you to ‘The Shape of Things to Come’—a multidisciplinary exhibition celebrating surfboard design....

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We Think

Jan 18, 2019 - Apr 28, 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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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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Elbow Room

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Elbow Room’ features prototypes by 14 independent furniture makers and designers collectively exploring the idea of domestic objects as extensions and reflections of the human body. The exhibition...

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Nest

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Enter the workshop studio of Brothers Dressler, where they have been designing and producing original furniture and other works for over 15 years. See a unique workshop, laboratory,...

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Architecture of Impermanence with Marina Tabassum

Jan 19, 2019

Events

Join the Aga Khan Museum for a talk from renowned...

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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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URBAN FABRIC | Presented by Founded by Garcia

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

URBAN FABRIC is a series of rugs based on cities...

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Elg Chair in Ice Cities

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019

Exhibitions

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Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 8

Jan 9, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

This annual exhibition of furniture created by the students of...

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Danish Design — Future/Classics

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Considered.ca presents classic designs from FDB Møbler by Børge Mogensen, Poul Volther, and Jørgen Bækmark, together with the next generation...

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DesignTO Talks: Uncovering Canadian Design

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 22, 2019

Events

Join EQ3 Creative Director Thom Fougere and Canadian...

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re:LOCATION

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

In an offsite OCAD University industrial design class taught by Ranee Lee at the Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development, students designed bespoke textile goods to be...

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OFF COURSE – Work in progress by design students of OCAD University

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Off Course’ is a work-in-progress exhibition created by students at...

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