Do Design 2014 opens today

As a part of the fourth ever Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the Do Design event opened today, showcasing the work of contemporary designers while ultimately turning Dundas St. West into a gallery.

The Do Design 2014 exhibit aims to highlight design in a vibrant neighbourhood. This event includes work from over 20 contemporary designers who have transformed windows of shops on Dundas St. West between Bathurst and Grace streets.

The photo gallery below shows some installations in the shop windows.

Toronto Design Offsite Festival Overview

Toronto Design Offsite, or TO DO, is a not-for-profit, independent design festival that provides exposure for local and national designers. The festival also helps to develop a public understanding of the practice of design, and promotes Canada’s creativity.

The festival draws in great thinkers, practitioners, and educators to deliver an innovative celebration of art and design. It offers the best in installations, furniture, industrial design, conceptual design and more, to people from Toronto and beyond.

The public opening ceremonies for participating exhibitions are on Jan. 25 from 3 pm to 8 p.m. at different venues. Times and locations can be found here.

Do Design Exhibit

To view this exhibition and all of the works on display, walk down Dundas St W in Toronto between Jan. 23 to 26 2014. Admission is free and visitors should remember to dress warmly.

The map below states the names of each window exhibit, the names of the designers and pinpoints exactly where they can be found along Dundas St. W in Toronto.

Viewing the Do Design Exhibition

It was a nice day for the opening of the window installations in Toronto.

“I just came to view them between classes,” said Caitlin McGough, University of Toronto student. “It’s a nice change of scenery from the usual every day walk, gave me something to look at on the way.”

Many people took to twitter when viewing the installations to express their thoughts and share photos of Do Design.




To find out festival information and the schedule times for all of the shows included in the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, go to their website, facebook or twitter.

A full list of participating designers with their websites can be found here.

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