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Our school tours and hands-on workshops are designed to enhance core curriculum courses and topics from both secondary and elementary grades.

 

Our workshops encourage students to become creative problem-solvers and design thinkers as they engage in the design process through active observation, real-life applications, and hands-on design activities.

 

 

 

 

Our guided tours and design workshops run Monday-Friday and are 2 hours in length.
Alternate hours may be available by special request.

Available Hours

9:00 - 11:00am  |  9:30 - 11:30am  |  12:00 - 2:00pm

Teacher Preview Evenings

The Design Exchange is pleased to offer exhibition previews to teachers free-of-charge. Each preview includes refreshments and a guided exhibition tour with a Design Exchange educator. Learn more about our Teacher Preview Evenings by downloading our brochure.

Next Teacher Preview Evening: Fall 2016 dates coming soon!

 

Featured Programs

DX UNCRATED: CLASSIC PLASTICS
Permanent Collection Exhibition


On display until August 2016
 

On display, find rare objects from Design Exchange's Permanent Collection that illustrate how this once newfangled material inspired and influenced designers from 1945 to present day, and transformed the spaces where we live, eat, and play.

FULL DAY PROGRAM
With Canadian Stage


In partnership with Canadian Stage, one of our country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre companies, students will engage in a hands-on workshop where they will explore aspects of the design process as it relates to theatre and production.

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Testimonials

 

Tours + Workshop Categories

Arts

Business
Studies

Canadian +
World Studies

Drama

English

Fashion

Film +
Media Studies

History

Science +
Technology

Social Science
+ Humanities

Technology
Education

Urban
Studies

 

Current Workshops

Introduction to Design
Elementary + Secondary

This workshop exposes and highlights the presence of design in our everyday surroundings, and provides a basis for understanding the work and the importance of designers.

             

 

Chair Design
Elementary + Secondary

This session will introduce students to the world of design by using an everyday item, the chair, as a case in point.

 

               

 

Eco-Fashion
Elementary + Secondary

This workshop will focus on Eco-Fashion, or sustainable fashion, as a fast-growing design concept that moves toward a more socially and environmentally responsible approach to fashion.

               

 

Urban Architecture
Elementary + Secondary

This session will provide an introductory look at architecture by examining its guiding principles and relationship to urban environments. Students will learn about form and function by exploring Canadian structures and their architects.

         

 

 

2016 Fees

 

Tour Only
$8 /student
Tour + Workshop
$10 /student
Full Day Program
(With Canadian Stage)
$30 /student

 

 

If you have any questions please contact our education team at
education@dx.org or 416.216.2111.

DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street

HOURS
Mon: Closed

Tue-Fri: 9AM-5PM
Sat & Sun: 12:00-4:30PM