DesignTO Launch Party 2020
Jan 17 2020
DesignTO projectevent: party in-person

Kick off the 10th DesignTO Festival at our official Launch Party! Mix and mingle at the event that brings Toronto’s creative community together. As a fundraiser for the non-profit Festival, all proceeds will go to help achieve our mission to advance design in Canada.

Held in the historic Berkeley Church in Old Town Toronto, experience a site-specific installation conceptualized by Mexico-based multidisciplinary design studio Anagrama and lighting installation by Salex. Enjoy beverages by Ace Hill and music by DJ Sigourney Beaver and DJ Joe Blow. If you were at last year’s party, you know this means that there will be dancing!

About the installation by Anagrama

Universes falling from the sky and touching the ground. The idea behind this installation is to create a dynamic set design, playing with materials, textures, colours, and reflections; inspired by the versatility of design, and how we transform the world with creativity.

Anagrama is a Monterrey, Mexico-based branding, architecture and interactive design studio working with clients ranging from beauty and furniture multinationals to local tequila-makers to Milky’s Coffee in Toronto. The studio started in 2008 with Sebastian Padilla, Gustavo Muñoz, and Mike Herrera. Now in their 12th year, and with a team of more than 40 creatives, Anagrama aims for a unique style which sometimes combines Swiss design with neon graffiti, always trying to bring something new to the table in the branding experience. Hear more from the studio at DesignTO Talks: Anagrama on Monday, January 20, 2020.

The ‘DesignTO Launch Party’ is generously supported by Salex, Cosentino and the King East Design District, with installation supported by 3M Canada and beverages by Ace Hill.


$20 online | $23 at the door | Free for DesignTO Members

There are two ticket windows: early (7-9pm) and late (9pm-12am). You will only be given access during your ticket window. Ticket holders may not bypass the admission line. Arrive early. This is a 19+ event. Please bring government-issued ID for access. Cash bar.


As a historic building, Berkeley Church is not a barrier-free venue. There are stairs to access the building and many flights inside. A stairwalker is available to assist those with mobility devices to access the main floor, where all amenities are available, including an accessible washroom. However, the stairwalker does not work in inclement weather. If you have questions about the accessibility of the venue, please email Olga Schellenberg, Programs Assistant, at [email protected].

Click here to purchase tickets on Eventbrite


Anagrama, DJ Sigourney Beaver, DJ Joe Blow



Installation rendering by Anagrama
Photo by SVPhotography.
Photo by SVPhotography.
Photo by SVPhotography.