Our Mastercraft series offers a variety workshops and courses with experts from all disciplines to show you the fundamentals of design.

From jewellery-making, fabric-dying, lingerie-sewing, wood-bending, and circuit-creating, these workshops are for participants of all backgrounds and skill levels looking to get hands-on experience from Toronto's best design do-ers and makers.





Get Real
Presented by DX and Be Original Americas™


 Tue, Apr 25  |  Doors 6:00 PM, Talk 6:30 PM
 DX  |  234 Bay St

The Designer. The Manufacturer. The Thief. The Consumer.

Ahead of our DX Design Auction, join us for an engaging discussion about authentic craftsmanship, the prevalence of knock-offs in the world of design, the impact of counterfeit production and manufacturing, and why it’s worth investing in original design.


Shauna Levy
President & CEO, Design Exchange


Anjli Patel JD
BlueChip Fashion

Catherine Osborne
Editor-in-Chief, Azure Magazine

Nancy Bendtsen
Inform Interiors

Sam Grawe
President, Be Original Americas

Jeffrey Douglas
Doulgas Design Studio

Admission is free. Space is limited, so be sure to register for your spot!



Friday Eye Openers 

  Last Friday of every month  |  12-1 PM
  DX  |  234 Bay St

Open your eyes to Canada's rich design heritage. On the last Friday of every month DX opens our doors even wider and offers a free, guided tour! Explore highlights of our collection and special exhibitions through an engaging, hour long tour lead by our trained educators.


April 28
May 26
June 23
July 28
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 24

Our monthly Eye Opener tours are free to individuals and require no tickets or reservations.

DX also provides group visits and private guided tours.





Boldness Dialogues

  Stay tuned for the next date!
 DX  |  234 Bay St

Design Exchange is excited to host the first in a series of Boldness Dialogues - talking to leaders of change about the challenge - and possibilities - of meaningful change in the 21st century.

Join Ric Young, one of our leading thinkers and practitioners of social change, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Innovation at Ryerson U and founder of The Boldness Project in dialogue with Nelson Ole Reiyia, a Maasai man whose personal journey has led him to the forefront of transformational change in East Africa. Nelson, son of a nomadic pastoralist and the first Maasai boy ever to attend high school in the Maasai Mara, has become one of the most respected and catalytic community leaders of his generation, drawing international attention for his work (including an article in the New York Times) and being awarded a Global Good Fund Fellowship.

Stay tuned for upcoming Boldness Dialogues


Nelson and Ric are cofounders of Nashulai Maasai Conservancy whose mission is to conserve wildlife, preserve culture, reverse poverty. Nashulai is a bold and enlightened new model for conservation in a 21st century facing catastrophic species loss, cultural extinction, growing poverty and global climate change.

Nelson and Ric (who was recently inducted by the Maasai as a respected elder) will be in dialogue with one another and with the audience about bold ideals and bold action, and why place-making is the innovation challenge of our time.




Kids' Days

  Monthly  |  1-4 PM

Drop in to DX for fun-filled days of hands-on activities with inspiring lessons and DIY workshops led by creative and qualified DX Instructors.

Perfect for imaginative, curious and creative kids, all materials will be provided - markers, pipe cleaners, glitter, glue - even an app or two.




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DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street, Toronto

Call 416.363.6121