King East Design District Party presented by DesignTO 2022
Apr 08 2022
DesignTO projectevent: party in-person

Join DesignTO for a celebration of design and community across Toronto’s King East Design District! Structured as a roaming neighbourhood party anchored by five Party Hubs, the King East Design District Party is a must-attend bash, bringing together hundreds of designers and design-lovers.

With featured designers, installations, food, drink and entertainment at each Party Hub, partygoers can explore them all or pick their favourite and stay put. 

  • Artopex – 366 Adelaide Street East @ Sherbourne Street
  • Daltile | Mohawk Group – 160 King Street East @ Jarvis Street
  • EQ3 – 222 King Street East @ Sherbourne Street
  • ergoCentric – 37 King Street East @ Victoria Street
  • Relative Space – 330 King Street East @ Parliament Street

The King East Design District Party is free, but partygoers must RSVP. Proof of vaccination is required for access to Party Hubs. Guests can check in at any Party Hub to get a bracelet, and then move between venues. Venues have capacity limits.

The King East Design District Party is generously supported by the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA / Old Town Toronto. 



At ergoCentric, see designer Christine Tatilon’s window installation ‘¡( What About the Kids | Et les enfants, alors !)’. Dedicated to all the children, this project is a physical and virtual escapade combining illustrations and design. Three fun, whimsical chaise sculptures aim to raise awareness about the importance of the “3Rs” and reflect on the future we are offering the young generations.

At Daltile | Mohawk Group, see artist Gwenyth Chao’s ‘On Moss & Bottles’, an exhibition showing a selection of biodegradable sculptures from Chao’s ‘Plasticity’ series. Chao’s semi-transparent, ghostly casts of everyday plastic containers are installed on sustainably sourced moss and recycled plastic bottle carpet backing.’

At Relative Space, see artist Lois Schklar’s ‘Lies My Teacher Told Me‘, an installation that challenges the “truths” we were taught as children.The rules we were taught to trust and follow inhibited creativity. It has taken years to break free from their dictates (right, wrong, good, bad) and rediscover the childlike rapture of “play.”



Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Robyn Wilcox
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Accessibility at each of the Party Hubs varies. Most are accessible by mobility devices. Please contact Robyn Wilcox at [email protected] regarding your specific accessibility needs.
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
'DesignTO Talks: Anony & Castor' part of the 2020 DesignTO Festival. Photo by Joseph Stewart.
'Address', part of the 2020 DesignTO Festival. Photo by Stephen Chu.
'OFF COURSE', part of the 2019 DesignTO Festival. Photo by Amine Salhi.