jul 8 – OCT 12
smarter. faster. tougher.
Presented and commissioned by panamania, presented by cibc



Hit the road – or take a trail – this summer to experience some of the most revolutionary fitness fashion and performance gear that’s helping competitive athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts’ get healthy, train and win big!

Sport is ubiquitous. It touches almost every aspect of our lives from health, fashion and culture to technology, design and architecture. With a history that spans little more than a century, sportswear has evolved rapidly due to an interwoven association with technology. Opening on July 8 and on until October 12 in The Distillery District, Smarter. Faster. Tougher. Presented and Commissioned by Panamania, Presented by CIBC dives into the evolution of sportswear and uncovers how technology, fashion, nature, and culture have contributed to the rapid innovative growth of athletic clothing, equipment, and wearables.

Curated by Marie O’Mahony, a professor of Digital Futures at OCAD University this exhilarating exhibit examines cutting edge advancements in sportswear and its wider cultural, social, and aesthetic significance. Divided into four sections – ethnography, nature, fashion, and performance – find dozens of looks and gear from UmbroRip CurlBioracer, Mountain HardwearValiantDescentePuma x Cedella MarleyFred PerrySpeedoTommy Hilfiger, Canada Goose x eepmon, Blue Glue, Loudmouth GolfMarloes ten BhömerStella McCartney x Adidas, and more. See innovations such as a 3D printed bikini, shark-resistant wetsuits, cardigans that incorporate bulletproof material, and shirts with heart rate monitoring systems.

Plus, a fifth interactive zone provides an opportunity for visitors to explore some of the most exciting new materials and technologies that have been developed for use in sports. And, a special app designed by Digital Futures at OCADU can be used throughout the exhibition via a smartphone or tablet to access more information, images and videos. 

39 Parliament Street, The Distillery District

Mon-Wed: 11AM–7PM
Thu & Fri: 11AM–8PM
Sat: 10AM–8PM
Sun: 11AM-6PM

ADMISSION: FREE (between July 17 - August 15)

*We are not able to issue refunds on tickets purchased before July 17.






MAY 14 – AUG 30
363 King Street WEST

This mind-melting exhibition brings some of the world’s most innovative and challenging large-scale, never-before-seen 3D printed projects to Toronto for an unprecedented presentation of the intersection of design, art, science, construction, and community.
Curated by Sara Nickleson, DX Curator and Director of Collections, 3DXL marks the museum’s first major offsite cultural experience. In a glass box at the corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way, the exhibition will provide an immersive opportunity for visitors and passersby to experience 3D printing.
Massive projects on view include a central component from DUS Architects' 3D Print Canal House in Amsterdam (which was recently visited by President Barack Obama). Swiss architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger have created Arabesque Wall, an strikingly intricate 3D printed building component made from sandstone. California’s Emerging Objects erects Saltygloo, the world’s first 3D printed pavilion printed entirely from locally harvested sea salt, while Toronto's Denegri Bessai Studio sets up its Mangrove Structure, a airy alcove constructed using flexible rods and 3D printed connectors.
Plus, we’re flipping the switch on 3D printers for live and interactive installations and workshops, hosting talks and events with the industry’s most forward-thinking minds; offering 3D printing camp sessions for young, inquisitive creatives; and so much more.

363 King Street West, Toronto

Mon: Closed
Tues: 11AM–6PM
Wed-Thu: 11AM–8PM
Fri-Sun: Noon–6PM

General Admission: $11+HST
DX Members: $5.50+HST
Seniors/Students: $8.25+HST
Children under 12 years old: Free