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The Toronto area is Canada's largest design centre and has the third largest design workforce in North America (after New York and Boston). With a number of post secondary institutions offering training the workforce here is highly talented and often on the cutting edge of innovation, doing business around the globe. Design in and around Toronto focuses on six key disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, interior, industrial, graphic and fashion design. On Bay Street in downtown Toronto the Design Exchange is Canada's only institution devoted to promoting Canadians' understanding of the value of design, hosting numerous education programs and exhibitions each year.

Design Features

Snowcone by Diana Koncan and Lily Jeon and the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson.

Waterfront installations make for an art-warming event

Installations invite Toronto to Winter Stations on the waterfront

Tony Mammoliti of YNOT Cycle.

The return to making and the rise of urban manufacturing in Toronto

Toronto is getting its manufacturing groove back. We take a look at the contemporary companies making manufacturing, and locally made goods and products, a priority. 

Ross McKegney of Verold.

How three Toronto companies are changing the way we interact with our computers

Move over Siri, there's a new voice-activated computer in town. Meet Ubi, a small computer with a remarkable understanding of natural language, and two other distinct Toronto-based user interface innovations. Over the next three to five years, we will see a renaissance in UI and experience design. 


Take a peek inside Peekapak, the new monthly learning box for kids

Peekapak is a new curated monthly arts and education package that brings healthier ideas about the world to today's young minds. Featuring protagonists involved in STEM fields, Peekapak challenges traditional homework and ideals. 
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