About

DesignTO Festival is Canada’s leading (and largest) annual design festival that celebrates design as a multidisciplinary form of creative thinking and making, with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week, January 22-31, 2021.

Since 2011, DesignTO has been bringing communities together to celebrate design, by taking art and design out of the studio and into the urban realm.

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In January 2020,
the Festival featured
800+ artists and
designers, and welcomed
160K+ visitors.

Mission

DesignTO brings people together to celebrate contemporary culture, provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.

DesignTO advances design culture in Canada.

As a non-profit arts organization, we build a thriving community through design, and for design. We do this by collaborating with artists, designers, government partners, media, associations, and local businesses to build a robust and agile platform for showing and talking about contemporary design.