Do Design is a unique, street wide event held during design week in Toronto. The works of contemporary designers (furniture, objects, architectural and graphic design are all considered) are to be showcased in a diverse variety of storefronts, cafe’s, walk-ups or windows of participating business venues in the Trinity Bellwoods Business Improvement Area (Dundas St West between Bathurst and Grace streets).
Now in its fifth year, Do Design highlights contemporary design culture in a vibrant neighbourhood during design week and is a feature exhibit of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. We invite your participation in an exciting program described as one of design week’s “not to miss” events.
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th January
Saturday 24th January | Public Opening Reception (3pm to 8pm)
A series of receptions at various venues and times. Look for the symbol on the map and signage at each venue.
Sunday January 25th | Do Design Guided Walking Tour (2pm)
FREE! Stroll with a guide who will discuss highlights of the exhibition. Meet designers along the way who will speak about their work. Meeting Point: Caldense Bakery, 802 Dundas St. W. (meet 5 min. before start) Duration: 30-45 minutes. Dress warmly!
Do Look For: Our special feature – In Context, a video series on Canadian contemporary architecture by Andrea Lacalamita and Raja Moussaoui. Playing in seven venues along the street, each video documents a project making a profound impact on its local surroundings and our shared environment.
Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal. QC) @ HIDE, 789 Dundas St W.
Intersection of Erb & Caroline (Waterloo, ON) @ Bookhou, 798 Dundas St W.
Central Park Neighbourhood (Winnipeg, MB) @ Cafe Brasiliano, 849 Dundas St W.
Surrey City Centre Library (Surrey, BC) @ dialogue 38, 865 Dundas St W.
Poppy Plaza, Landscape of Memory (Calgary, AB) @ Comelight Glass & Mirror, 871 Dundas St. W.
K’alemi Dene School (N’Dilo, NWT) @ Barbarella, 891 Dundas St W.
Oppenheimer Park Activity House (Vancouver, BC) @ Wonder Pens, 906 Dundas St W.