DO DESIGN 2016

Thursday, January 19th to Sunday, January 22nd (FREE admission)

Do Design presents the work of contemporary designers displayed in diverse storefronts and businesses in the vibrant neighbourhood of Trinity Bellwoods on Dundas as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. For four special days, the public is invited to explore design in its many forms and experience Dundas Street West as an all-hours “gallery”.

This unique annual event encourages visitors to encounter design in an unlikely context. Over 30 participating venues - including a veterinarian office, a pharmacy, a hair salon, and an ice cream shop - will host the work of 30 designers & design studios along Dundas Street West between Bathurst and Grace Streets. Most works are visible from the street and may be viewed outside of regular hours.

LOOK FOR...

Our Special Feature - the Community Ramp Project by StopGap Foundation.  This street-wide presentation consisting of interactive ramp project, videos, and newly installed ramps, aims to highlight issues of inclusivity and accessibility for all.  

Presented at various locations along Dundas St. W.

EVENTS...

Do Design(er) Talks - Saturday, January 21st, 2pm to 3pm @ May (876 Dundas St. W.)

Join three design practices - StopGap Foundation, Oasis Skateboard Factory and The Laneway Project who will discuss their work in depth.

Public Opening Receptions - Saturday, January 21st, 3pm to 6pm @ Various venues (Dundas Street West between Bathurst and Grace Streets)

Explore the work of Do Designers while dropping in at a series of receptions at various venues and times. 

Do Design Guided Walking Tour - Sunday, January 22nd, 2pm / Tour Meeting Point Caldense Bakery (802 Dundas Street West, 5 minutes before start) 

Stroll with our guide who will discuss highlights of the exhibition. Meet designers who will speak about their work. (30-45 min. Some indoor stops, but please dress warmly) 

21 Participating Designers/Studios in 25 Venues: 

Cambium Design / StopGap Foundation / Guillermo Trejo / Kyle Garland / Handwork Studio / Bookhou / I Love Crow / Erin MacKeen / Yorgo Liapis / MiCO / Nate Asis / The Laneway Project / Lois Schklar / gogo + martin / Oasis Skateboard Factory / Studio Vine Glass / Emma Chorostecki / Azizing Design / Justine Latour / Cindy Rendely Architexture / Jacob Riches

For further information or images please email dodesign@dowest.ca