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.

Oji Masanori Exhibiton
Oji Masanori Exhibiton
Sheridan College Furniture Craft and Design Exhibition
Sheridan College Furniture Craft and Design Exhibition

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.

TO DO Talks Symposium
TO DO Talks Symposium

And of course, where there is design and collaboration, there’s lots of fun. Some highlight from TO DO events this week below .

TO DO 2016
TO DO 2016

 

TO DO 2016
TO DO 2016