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234 Bay Street
Financial District, ON, M5J 2W4


Design Exchange

On June 14, 2016 Design Exchange will hold their second annual fundraising auction featuring a curated selection of furniture, furnishings and accessories.

Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage.

At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.

Under the leadership of Shauna Levy, and a renewed strategic vision embraced in March 2012, DX has hosted renowned traveling exhibitions from prestigious cultural institutions across the globe, including Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show and Design Museum London’s Christian Louboutin retrospective, alongside its own This Is Not A Toy, guest curated by Pharrell Williams. 

In May 2015, DX launched a new direction with DX Satellite, a program of exhibitions located within various neighbourhoods throughout the city. By taking cultural experiences beyond the bricks and mortar of the DX building, this new satellite series allows a broad and diverse demographic to benefit from DX programs. This includes 3DXL - A Large-Scale 3D Printing Exhibition, and Smarter.Faster.Tougher. An Exhibition on Sports, Fashion + Tech.

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DX Headquarters Hours



Saturday & Sunday


Classic Plastics

Find rare objects from our Permanent Collection that illustrate how this material inspired and influenced designers from 1945 to present day, and transformed the spaces where we live, eat, and play.

On now until August



Bringing design education to youth is a core component of the Design Exchange mandate. Through our programs, DX encourages young audiences to become creative problem-solvers and design thinkers at every age. 

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Venue Rental

We provide a variety of spaces which serve as a stunning backdrop for every style of event whether business meeting, conference, product launch, gala, wedding, social event or film shoot.

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