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November 30, 2017

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival comes to Yonge + St. Clair

 

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is back and it’s bigger than ever! Taking place January 15-21, 2018, #TODO18 is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 events, exhibitions, and installations forming Toronto’s design week.

Going into its 8th year, TO DO transforms Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, and bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture. They provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.

Yonge + St. Clair will be participating for the first time with exhibitions, talks and tours all throughout the neighbourhood. A week’s worth of art and festival programming will be anchored by three immersive installations designed by leading, architecture and design firms Gensler, IBI Group and superkül. There will also be an exhibition by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind exploring the latest assistive technology for those who are visually impaired.

Rounding out the programming will be two interactive sessions. The first is a talk called “Undo Toronto” where speakers from each of the participating design firms are bestowed the power to go back in time and undo one thing about Toronto, while proposing an alternative vision. The second is a TO DO Tour: Creating Communities Through Art which is a tour of the area led by three of the city’s leading public art experts, Ilana Altman, the Director of Programming at The Bentway, Patricio Davila, Associate Dean at OCAD University and Anjuli Solanki, Director of Community Programs, STEPS Initiative.

Don’t miss out on these incredible events, read below for more details.

 

Installations:

#ohdeer by Gensler

The Space Between by IBI Group

Second Life by superkül

Events:

Talk: Undo Toronto w Opening Reception Event to follow

Tour: Creating Communities Through Art

CNIB: Smashing Barriers, Creating Vision

 

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