DesignTO Membership

Do you love design? We do too!

DesignTO Members are key to helping DesignTO fulfill its mission to advance design culture in Canada. Together we celebrate design as a multidisciplinary form of thinking and making. Being a Member deepens your experience as part of our community, while your Membership supports our accessible public programming. Your contribution is more important than ever during these unprecedented times.

DesignTO Membership features unique opportunities to experience Canadian and international design through our annual 10-day Festival, new year-round events, and new Members-only digital library.

Membership Options

Individual Members receive many benefits listed below. For one person.


Youth/Senior Members receive everything in an Individual Membership for 50% of the cost. This membership is for people under the age of 25 and over 65.


Dual Members receive everything in an Individual Membership, for two people, with 20% savings.


Friends/Family Members receive everything in an Individual Membership, for four friends or family members, with 25% savings. Members do not have to be from the same family or living at the same address.


Company Members receive everything in an Individual Membership, for up to 4 people from the same company. The Membership is transferable to anyone within the company.


Premium Members receive everything in an Individual Membership, plus free and/or discounted tickets for one guest per event. Premium Members are invited to attend an exclusive DesignTO Premium Members’ Studio Tour with a guest.


Membership Benefits

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All DesignTO Members receive quarterly member newsletters throughout the year with content launched exclusively to Members! Content includes Designer Spotlights, interviews, announcements and more. Click here to see an example.

All DesignTO Members receive a free and/or discounted ticket(s) to DesignTO Project events like exhibitions, talks, tours, panels, and/or symposia.

The new Members Library is a digital archive including recordings of symposiums and other events, as well as fresh content including virtual backgrounds for your laptop, mobile phone and video meetings.

Members receive a 1-year digital subscription to AZURE.

AZURE is one of a handful of influential design magazines with a global audience—the only one of its kind in Canada.

In eight visually stunning issues per year, AZURE covers insightful designer profiles and features on beautiful, functional homes and offices, leading-edge innovations, emerging trends and design issues that relate to our changing society.

Members receive 15% off on select ROM memberships.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and of world cultures. Indeed, in combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to visitors and scholars from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

DesignTO Premium Members and one guest are invited to a private studio tour of a local creative. Studio tours take place in the Greater Toronto Area, once a year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 tour is postponed until further notice.

Premium Members receive free tickets for themselves and a guest to many DesignTO Project exhibitions, talks, events, tours, and panels, including the annual Symposium.*

*Festival Week Membership Benefits

Members receive free and discounted event tickets for only one Festival Week per membership year. For example, if you buy your membership in December 2020 and receive ticket discounts for Festival events in January 2021, then you cannot receive ticket discounts on Festival events in January 2022, unless you renew your membership.

Membership Program Smallprint

DesignTO’s member benefits and policies are subject to change without notice. Memberships are non-refundable.

Members receive free and discounted event tickets for only one Festival Week per membership year.