AS THE LARGEST CITY IN CANADA and the fourth largest in
North America, Toronto enjoys a diverse population of about 2.8
million people, many of whom migrate from locales well beyond
the nation’s borders. Consistently ranked among the world’s most
livable cities, Toronto’s design star has been rising for some time
and continues to impress with inventive, sustainable projects,
products, and design professionals.
Looking ahead to May, when the American Society of Interior
Designers (ASID) heads to Toronto to co-host Impact Summit 2017
with Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), ASID ICON explores
some of the exciting things happening in the design/build community in our neighboring city to the north.
DESIGN EXCHANGE LAUNCHES EDIT EXPO
To explore the ways in which design, innovation, and technology can play a more prominent role in addressing global issues
and prosperity, Design Exchange, Canada’s design museum, has
launched EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation + Technology.
The theme for EDIT 2017 is “Prosperity for All,” and the
10-day festival will explore the major tenets set out in the United
Nations’ 2015 Summit: 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The festival will utilize four pavilions addressing varied themes: “Nourish,” curated
by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation; “Shelter,” curated by
Carlo Ritti of the MIT Senseable City Lab; “Educate,” curated
by Kentaro Toyama of the University of Michigan School of
Information and author of Geek Heresy; and “Care,” curated by
Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, of 3D4MD and Harvard University,
and a former NASA engineer. The pavilions will serve to
immerse visitors in inspirational products and ideas that speak
to the global issues of adequate housing, nutrition, healthcare,
The first EDIT is slated for September 28 to October 8, 2017.
For more information, visit www.editdx.org.
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