Do Design 2013

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 - Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Hours vary according to the regular business hours of participating venues. Please refer to for venue hours.

Location Various venues on Dundas Street West between Bathurst and Grace Streets
Dundas Street W. Bathurst St., Toronto

Event Type Exhibition

Admission Free

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January 24 – January 27, 2013
Reception: Saturday, January 26 | 3pm – 8pm
A series of staggered opening receptions will take place in a number of venues on Dundas Street West between Bathurst and Grace. (Please check for published venues and times)

Guided Walking Tour: Sunday, January 27 | 2pm
Meeting Point: the Office of Rosario Marchese MPP, 808 Dundas Dundas Street West. Meet 5 minutes before 2pm.

Most projects can be viewed from the sidewalk 24hrs a day. Venue entry hours vary according to the regular business hours of participating venues. Please refer to for venue hours.

Do Design 2013 highlights design in a vibrant neighborhood . Contemporary works from over 30 individuals and studios working across many disciplines are showcased in this unique event. The free, four day exhibit is presented by the Trinity Bellwoods Business Area reaching along Dundas Street West (Bathurst to Grace Street).

The communal aspect of Do Design allows for variety, context and discovery of design works presented in an array of venues. Visitors can explore the street as a “gallery” and engage with design in fresh ways. The venues highlight the diversity of the neighbourhood itself and include salons, cafes, a lumber yard, boutiques and bars. Many works blend with their temporary environment regarding style, intent or purpose. Others offer a surprising juxtaposition to their venue’s design and daily function.

Numerous works may be seen from outside after regular hours and a special outdoor project by Jade Rude reaches from Markham Street  to Bellwoods Avenue. Visitors can pick up a postcard guide for Do Design at any participating business in the area. Early birds can grab a coffee and go from east to west or vice versa. Night owls might do a late fly by some window exhibits before settling into a local bar for the evening. Do Design is intended for everyone to tour and enjoy at their own pace.

Do Design features work by Andreas Moreno, Peter Coolican, Krona& Lion, Sovereign State, Evan Bare, Lampi Lampa, Heidi Earnshaw, Janna Lindsay, Reed Hansuld Fine Furniture/Krista Clark, Marie José Gustave/Simon Ford, Brothers Dressler, Les Archivistes, Tomas Rojcik, Susan Savard, Futé Design, Orest Tataryn, CR Fieldhouse, Zaid Auzam, Chifen Cheng, Scott Eunson /Lizz Aston, Bettie Cott, Christina Zeidler/Look I Like, Véronique Lamarre, Tat Chao Designs, Tawastjerna Wood Shapes, Kristen & Fiona Lim Tung, Jerry Waese, Carl and Rose, Dayna Gedney and Neil Botelho, Ian Milne Designs, Brendon Taylor, Jade Rude, Bev Hisey.

Please join us for the Do Design public opening reception on Saturday, January 28 (various venues 3-8pm), the reception encourages you to venue hop and explore designs all in the same convenient vicinity . Want to learn more about the works of Do Design and the neighbourhood? We invite you to join our free guided tour of the venues and designs on Sunday January 29 at 2pm.

Please visit for event details (all posted in December) and venue hours of operation. For further enquiries about Do Design email: | | 416-607-6384 (MADE)

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