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DesignTO Festival: 2024 event

DesignTO Festival: 2024 is the 2024 edition of Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival that celebrates design as a multidisciplinary form of creative thinking and making, with 100+ free exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week every January.

DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that curates exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a sustainable, just and joyful world. The Festival happens online and in-person at venues across the City of Toronto. Most events and exhibitions are free, but some require a RSVP or purchased tickets. All window installations are viewable from the outdoors.

DesignTO Festival: 2024 Standout Events:

  • Ideas Forum: Architecture of Imagined Spaces: Features five fast-paced presentations (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) exploring the intersection of real and virtual built environments.
  • Urban Affairs Forum | Shaping Public Spaces: Community Engagement: an evening of discussion and debate exploring the important role community engagement plays in shaping public projects.
  • ‘BLOOD, WATER & BATHURST STREET’ (BW&B): a participatory, textile-based mapping project by Naomi Daryn Boyd that explores the histories, communities, and journeys that have shaped these lands.
  • Odami on Aesop Yorkville: A discussion with Toronto-based design studio Odami on their design sensibilities, focus of their practice and inspiration behind Aesop Yorkville.
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