From galleries to studio to shops, Toronto Design Office Festival (or TO DO) is being celebrated throughout the city of Toronto this weekend.
The Festival kicked-off earlier this week on January 18th and will continue until Sunday, January 24th. A number of must-see events include the work of Japanese contemporary design Oji Masanori, one of Japan’s most internationally recognized designers, as well as a glimpse of future Toronto talent to come with Sheridan’s graduate Exhibition from their Craft and Design Furniture Program.
Other highlights include the Outside the Box event, featuring designers from 9 different North American who have filled standard banker’s boxes with items representing the design scene in their city – be it Seattle, Halifax, Chicago, New York or Edmonton.
There are also numerous interactive events taking place including the TO DO Talks Symposium this Saturday, January 23 (2:00-6:00 PM ) entitled: Do Good, Do Design, Do Things That Matter. Here, multidisciplinary experts discuss how to get people thinking about how the world is made around them, where design not only ‘fits in,’ but also makes a difference.
And of course, where there is design and collaboration, there’s lots of fun. Some highlight from TO DO events this week below .