DX Community:

We Think 2030

  January 18 - April 2019

Design Exchange partners with Luis Angarita and Juan Camacho of CD&I Associates, to propose 17 new visions for the future, aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

To achieve this challenge, we invite Torontonians from across the city be part of the design process by contributing to ‘We Think’, a participatory exhibition that asks for ideas, thoughts, and visions about the the future and how we can solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The exhibition is intended as a sort of brainstorming in which visitors will recap facts, understand a new point of view, and share their thoughts to help Luis and Juan decide what designers should take into consideration to answer these 17 challenges.

Plus, see interactive work from the students at George Brown College’s School of Design in the ‘City of Experiences’ exhibition.




We Think opens to the public on January 18, as part of DesignTO (January 18 to 27) and runs until the end of April 2018.





DX Community:

Volevo essere Walt Disney Premiere with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

  January 21 | 6:30 PM



The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in collaboration with DX, launches the premièr of “Volevo essere Walt Disney”, Francesca Molteni’s homage to Alessandro Mendini one of the most brilliant architect and designer of our times.

Few people have been as instrumental in promoting avant-garde Italian design as Alessandro Mendini. The architect, designer, journalist, poet, and educator is best known for his holistic postmodern approach, freely combining elements from various cultures and time periods, while mixing the highbrow with kitsch. 

His acclaimed projects include the multicolored masterpiece that is the Groninger Museum and his iconic Proust chair, a 20th-century update to a Neo-Baroque French armchair, which he covered in a hand-painted fabric of Pointillist dots inspired by a painting by Paul Signac. (In 2014, he recreated the chair in marble). In 1979, Mendini teamed up with his fellow maestri Ettore Sottsass and Michele De Lucchi to create Studio Alchimia; three years later, he co-founded the influential Domus Academy.




DX Community:

FashionTech Toronto

  January 22 | 6:30 PM



Attend FashionTech Toronto to connect with leaders in the Toronto's fashion, beauty, retail, and tech communities, and learn about the industry disrupting, innovative companies coming out of Toronto.


Guest Speakers:

-Anoojan Vijayasri - Customer Engineer at Google Cloud

-Marie Stipancik | Head of Design at North (formerly Thalmic Labs)

-Christine Carlton | CEO and Founder of The September




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.






P.A. Days
at DX


Members: $49.50
Non-Members: $55.00

9 AM - 4 PM
@ DX  |  234 BAY ST

DX P.A. Day Camp Programs are full day sessions in which budding designers create projects based on the day's theme.


All themes are studio based and explore various design fields from graphic to architecture to industrial and mixed media. Each session is lead by our team of experienced educators from the design and creative field.

No previous design experience is required.






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.


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

DX also provides group visits and private guided tours.





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.





DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street, Toronto

Call 416.363.6121


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