Designers are increasingly expected to balance beauty, functionality and cost with reduced environmental impact. Ontario Wood is the natural choice to achieve that balance. Ontario Wood is sustainably sourced from Ontario’s public and urban forests, which offer a wide variety of wood species that can produce everything from structural lumber and flooring to furniture and […]Continue Reading


With an anticipated 4,000 visitors, ‘Outside the Box‘ opened May 9th at WantedDesign Brooklyn, part of NYCxDESIGN, the city’s two week celebration of design. Each ‘Outside the Box’ project begins with selecting curators and designers in each participating city to create a collection of thoughtfully designed objects that will fit into a standard Bankers box. […]Continue Reading


Session 02: Collaboration Join us for the second event in the Exporting Toronto Design series on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30-9:30pm. Two heads are better than one. For its second session, Exporting Toronto Design asks the question: What kinds of projects, initiatives, and events can we work on together to better promote and export Toronto […]Continue Reading


The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Jeremy Vandermeij. Jeremy is a designer, educator, and a co-founder of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.  He worked previously as the Director of Marketing and Sponsorship at IIDEXCanada where he was managing the brand, securing sponsorship, driving demand, building social capital, and expanding the […]Continue Reading


Session 01: Getting started Tuesday, January 20, 2015, as part of the 5th annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival, a conversation entitled “Exporting Toronto Design” kicked-off to a great start with guest speakers from Toronto and the U.S. The panel discussion was moderated by Joy Charbonneau, and the headline speakers included: Arlene Gould, Strategic Director, Design […]Continue Reading