IKEA Then & Now

  Oct 21 - 30 2016
 Third Floor Exhibition Hall
 DX: 234 Bay St.


For 40 years Canadians have welcomed IKEA into their homes. Join us at IKEA Then & Now from October 21st to 30th and journey through the decades to see how IKEA has helped to shape life at home in Canada.

From humble roots in Älmhult, Sweden through to the present day and beyond, IKEA Then & Now is the story of IKEA in Canada – featuring products from IKEA customer’s homes!


At the exhibit there’s lots to see, do and experience. Find out more about how IKEA works with democratic design, its unique take on design that focuses on not just making things, but making things better. Experience the ball pit – for adults and children alike – or see yourself on the cover of the 2017 IKEA Catalogue. You could also win a trip to Sweden, just by visiting the exhibit.



Perspective: The View from Here

A unique perspective of life with mental health conditions
  On Now - October 30
  DX Studio: 234 Bay St.

This special exhibition in the DX Studio space is a culmination of creativity that aims to raise awareness around mental health issues and the ongoing process of recovery. Perspective: The View From Here aims to empower those who feel powerless, to give a voice to those who feel voiceless, and to instill hope in those who feel hopeless. On a larger scale, this project serves to engage local communities in a dialogue about mental health.

Generously supported by:  

This exhibition was born out of a DX Community Outreach programming partnership with CAMH’s LEARN and Photovoice initiatives. This Summer, DX Instructor Emilia Prius, teamed up with Occupational Therapists, Peter Mastorakos and Natalie Yiu at CAMH to lead workshops on image design and photography.

Launched during Mental Health Awareness Week (October 2-8, 2016), this exhibition conveys themes of hope, personal journey, transformation, acceptance, and awareness, bringing to light issues that require ongoing dialogue and attention to encourage education and end stigma. On view during regular DX hours.

DX Community Outreach

Design Exchange Community Outreach programs offer unique, inclusive, and accessible experiences to a variety of diverse audiences in Toronto’s high-priority neighbourhoods.

For more information on upcoming programs or to find out how you can get involved, please contact DX Programs Manager, Brigitte Huard: brigitte [at] dx.org or 416-216-2138.


Using cameras and storytelling, Photovoice is a program that encourages participants to explore their own feelings towards mental health and the recovery process.

The Learning Employment Advocacy Recreation Network (LEARN)

LEARN is a community-based service dedicated to helping young adults who have experienced their first episode of psychosis. LEARN provides a wide range of supports that aim to foster hope, facilitate personal recovery and help people return to everyday activities including working, studying, developing life skills, and socializing.


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

For more information or if you’re interested in purchasing artwork, please contact Natalie Yiu - natalie.yiu[at]camh.ca or (416) 535-8501 ext. 77309.



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DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street

IKEA Then & Now Exhibit
Extended Hours

Mon-Fri: 9AM-7PM
Sat & Sun: 10AM-6PM

DX will be closed

Nov 4
for an installation

Design Exchange acknowledges the support of: