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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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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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The Accessibility Experiment: Navigating the World in an Alternative Format

Jan 23, 2019

Events

Through the wonders of technology and adventurous design, we bring...

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Sparkle Squish Plush Pond

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Sparkle Blob is a gigantic, shimmering mass of reversible sequins, or “flippies.” Under theatrical lighting, the sculpture projects good vibes...

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Good Vibes Only

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Window Installations

‘Good Vibes Only’ broadcasts the joyous moments of community members and weaves these individual experiences into a collective narrative. With a mixture of classic cartoons and user-generated content,...

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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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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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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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SLOWMAKING

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

An exhibition on the art of weaving hand-knotted rugs, ‘SLOWMAKING’ by Jan Kath is a journey through the process of the ancient craft. An interactive display with a...

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Morpheus

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Change demands attention. As Yonge + St Clair transforms, its metamorphosis has altered the way people use the space. ‘Morpheus’ is a celebration of the excitement invoked by...

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A Moment in Time

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

‘A Moment in Time’ is both an exploration and statement of how we exist in defined spaces. ...

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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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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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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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ReflectLive

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

At Delisle-St. Clair Parkette, superkül reflects on the role of the urban forest, both as infrastructure offering relief to the urbanity that surrounds them, and as spaces in...

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The Future of Work(ers)

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Events

Discover how Canada’s corporations are fundamentally changing the employee experience to adapt to the Future of Workers. The...

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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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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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PULP: Exhibit + Home

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

PULP: Exhibit – visit the reclaimed materials art exhibit from PULP: art party 2019. + Home – At Odds Collective...

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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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DesignTO Tours: Deloitte Office

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Events

Explore Deloitte’s national headquarters where they redefined how people work by using design and technology to enhance engagement,...

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Still Moving

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

As our smartphones present us with images of a more beautiful and desirable life, ‘Still Moving’ reminds us how life can be seen from multiple perspectives. ...

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Momad: Digital Objects and Spaces

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

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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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