'Off Course' OCAD U Industrial and Graphic Design. Part of the 2020 DesignTO Festival. Photo by Daniel Barbosa

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 sustainable, just and joyful world.

 
‘Shared Terrain’ at Harbourfront Centre. Photo by Christine Lim.

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 sustainable, just and joyful world.

Vision

Through our public programming, embolden all Canadians to participate in de

 

2021–2022 Annual Report

In light ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 DesignTO Festival was the second “distanced and digital” event with over 100 exhibitions, window installations and events, including 90+ in-person projects happening across the city of Toronto.

‘Loom’ by elsewhere collective. Photo by Christine Lim

2020–2021 Annual Report

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 DesignTO Festival was a “distanced and digital” event with 42 window installations, viewable from outdoors, and 40 digital exhibitions and online events. The introduction of the digital format allowed us to engage an international audience.

‘Future Retrospectives’, DesignTO group exhibition. Photo by Simon Liao.

2019–2020 Annual Report

At the 2020 Festival, DesignTO’s 10th anniversary, we presented 100+ exhibitions, talks, tours, and installations across Toronto. 

‘MUKË’ by MUKË Objects. Photo by Amine Salhi.

2018–2019

At the 2019 DesignTO Festival, we presented 100+ exhibitions, talks, tours, and other events across Toronto.