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Doors Open 

Free
  May 25 + 26 

Design Exchange is located in the old Toronto Stock Exchange building. Toronto's first advanced trade floor, at the time of its opening it surpassed the New York Stock Exchange in technology and efficiency. The building features Canada's first fluorescent lights and air conditioning system. The stone frieze on the exterior, the metallic doors and medallions and, most notably, the eight Trading Floor Murals were all created by Charles F. Comfort and the murals are some of his most famous works conserved to date. Today the building is known as Design Exchange, a cultural institution dedicated to promoting the power of design, innovation and technology to change the world for the better.

 
 
Design Exchange presents the Boundless Competition Exhibit on the main floor. The talented youth showcasing their works are Ontario post-secondary students who have created winning solutions in various fields of design. The aim of the competition is to help Ontario reach its goal of becoming fully accessible by 2025.
 
The historic trading floor will have tours every half hour with descriptions of all the murals against a backdrop of soft 1930's jazz.

 


 

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 


 

DXKids:
Kids' Days

Free
  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.

 


 

 

 


 

DXTours:
Friday Eye Openers 

Free!
  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.
 

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DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street, Toronto

HOURS
SAT + SUN 
Closed
MON - FRI
9AM-5PM
 
Please note DX will be closed on May 20 for Victoria Day
 
QUESTIONS?
Call 416.363.6121

 
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