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Design Exchange

234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2, Canada
+1 416-363-6121
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Literally nothing to see here

When this first opened, there were public exhibitions on the second floor, a design bookstore (now... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Y7994RWmatt
,
Toronto, Canada
Smaller than I expected

The Design Exchange has displays of products designed by Canadians. Most of the displays aren't... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Gordon175
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 Nov 2016
“Literally nothing to see here”
21 May 2016
“Smaller than I expected”
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234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2, Canada
Downtown West
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+1 416-363-6121
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

When this first opened, there were public exhibitions on the second floor, a design bookstore (now SWIPE books on Richmond Street), and objects displayed on the ground floor. Then the bookstore moved, and the exhibitions got an entrance fee, and the staff got surly. Now...More

Thank Y7994RWmatt
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The Design Exchange has displays of products designed by Canadians. Most of the displays aren't labeled. There are some tablets that gave additional information but only for some of the products. The building the museum is in is very nice. All displays were on the...More

Thank Gordon175
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I had seen pictures of the permanent exhibit. We were passing by the building and decided to go in. It's got some very kitschy furniture, and cute phonographs and radios from the fifties or earlier. Only need about 15 minutes to go through.

1  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I went to 2 business receptions in the Design Exchange. The food was delicious and the space was perfect

1  Thank DonnaFab
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

I literally work around the corner from the Design Exchange and have been wanting the check out the Politics of Fashion display. I dropped by after work one Friday night- I bought my ticket online (which with taxes and everything came to around $17). I...More

2  Thank ilovedgreece
Reviewed 31 December 2014

This space used to be one of the most dynamic in the city, with cutting edge exhibits in a grand space. Recently visited for the Politics of Fashion exhibit and was shocked at how dismal this museum has become. The entrance foyer is dark and...More

2  Thank phpr
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I recently paid my first visit to the Design Exchange for an event that had an '80 theme with a US vs Canada vogue off as well as a The Rodnik Band Demonstration. I arrived fairly late, caught the end of the vogue off which...More

1  Thank Mathew G
Reviewed 6 November 2014

The DX used to be so much better a few years ago. All of the exhibits lately are full of fluff. There used to be an architect in charge of the DX. He/she must have left.

Thank Jackpengutata
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We saw the 'this is not a toy' exhibition advertised in a brochure at our hotel and we decided to pay the Design Exchange a visit. The exhibit was a bit weird but strangely good - including Star Wars, the Beatles, Gorillaz and Daft Punk....More

Thank MrMrsHill
Reviewed 15 March 2014

This was not at all what I presumed a design museum would be like (and in fact has been at other locations in the past!) For $16, you have to go up to the 3rd floor to walk a very modest floor space of pieces,...More

1  Thank EdwardJAllen
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giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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