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About

DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that curates exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a viable, just and joyful world.


DesignTO is best known for the DesignTO Festival, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival that celebrates design as a multidisciplinary form of creative thinking and making, with 100+ exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week every January.

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

Purpose

We bring people together to design a better future.

Mission

We curate exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a viable, just and joyful world.

Vision

Through our public programming, embolden all Canadians to participate in designing a future where people and the planet are thriving again.