The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is an annual city-wide platform for the exhibition and engagement of independent design in Toronto, showcasing unexpected prototypes, immersive installations, and unique programming, January 18-24, 2016.

Check out the ways you can participate in the 2016 Festival:

Create and Register Your Own Event or Exhibition with the Festival

Join us January 18-24, 2016 to become a part of an exciting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience.

During the 2015 Festival Week, we presented 78 exhibitions, events, and window installations across the city at 68 venues, involving nearly 400 designers and artists. Workshops, experimental installations, prototypes, design parties, and curated exhibitions were produced by new and established designers, students, collectives, businesses, and institutions. Share you work with design-lovers by joining the 2016 Festival now.

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Sponsor the Festival and Gain Exposure to our Growing Community

Want to reach a new captive audience? TO DO offers an amazing array of sponsorship opportunities that offer great exposure to our network.

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Submit for the TO DO Festival Exhibition: In Series

In Series is an exhibition that explores the material consequences of repetition.

With an interest in both objects and concepts, patterns and processes, In Series invites designers working in all mediums and formats to submit any work in series. We are open to work in 2- or 3-dimensions, small (two or more) and large sets, identical editions, and serial variations.

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Submit for the TO DO Talks 2016: Do Good, Do Design, Do Things That Matter.

For the 6th annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival, we are asking: “Are we exploring questions that matter?”. How do we get people thinking about how the world is made around them, where design not only “fits in,” but also makes a difference?  We are accepting submissions for both Talks and Workshops.

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Volunteer/Work with the Festival to Get to Know our Community

We are always looking for great people to contribute to the Festival. We welcome applicants who have some knowledge of design, a lot of enthusiasm, and are able to dedicate a set amount of time.

Why Volunteer?  You’ll get to meet hundreds of designers, curators, business owners, and design enthusiasts as an official representative of TO DO, and get to apply your skills to making the largest independent design festival in Canada even better. There are lots of ways to volunteer. If you’re interested please contact Hasheel Lodia at hasheel@todesignoffsite.com, or check out our Job Board.

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Donate to the Festival and Help to Celebrate and Promote Design in Toronto

TO DO could use your help! TO DO is a registered not-for-profit organization, and collaborative initiative run by volunteers. If you’d like to make a donation, click the button below to donate with a credit card or with your PayPal account. (TO DO does not have charitable status and therefore cannot issue tax receipts, but can provide you with a letter confirming your donation amount).

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