One of the top design centres in the world, Toronto’s employs 24,700 designers who collectively earn $2.4B in annual wages. The diverse sector – including interior designers, architects, graphic designers and other specialized professionals – has grown faster than its counterparts elsewhere in Ontario or Canada.
- Centennial College
- George Brown College
- Humber College
- OCAD University (formerly Ontario College of Art and Design)
- Ryerson University
- University of Toronto
- York University
Design Exchange – A not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, Design Exchange is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage – from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion. Design Exchange hosts exhibitions, seminars, lectures, international conferences and educational programs that relate to the role of design in culture, industry, and business.
- Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) – Research-based think tank established by the City of Toronto in 2001, DIAC works with all levels of government to deliver sector-wide advocacy and support.
- Shop Toronto Design – Directory of Toronto stores that sell at least 50 per cent Toronto-designed products, hosted on City of Toronto website.