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Design Exchange

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While visiting Canadian friends with some friends from home, we went on daytrips to Toronto twice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dover, New Hampshire
Worth a short visit if you're in the area

It's a tiny design museum with a tiny exhibit space. It's free, though, so that's nice. If you're... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
David K
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1 week ago
Jul 12, 2018
“Worth a short visit if you're in the area”
Located in one of Canada's Art Deco landmarks featuring the original Toronto Stock Exchange, Experience Design and be inspired by ever-changing exhibits, lectures, workshops, tours, screenings and camps from architecture to fashion design.
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234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Canadian friends with some friends from home, we went on daytrips to Toronto twice, using the GO Train from Aldershot Train Station in Burlington. The train goes into Union Station in a section of the Financial District in Downtown Toronto on Front Street....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

It's a tiny design museum with a tiny exhibit space. It's free, though, so that's nice. If you're in the area and have nothing else planned, it's worth a short visit. There was a nice exhibit about accessibility of stores/restaurants for the disabled. Not going...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

1930's Architecture and decor very interesting. Displays of Canadian innovations, like radios, furniture was good. The actual stock exchange room until 1982 has a good space for presentations, weddings with murals reflecting economy of Canada.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PeteMarl
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The old exchange space is a great place to host an event of 100 to 300ish people. The main room is mostly spartan and boring. But it is okay.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank giffenk
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We came here expecting to see some interesting design displays. Having been to the Design Museum in Copenhagen we were looking forward to seeing something similar. There's really not a lot to see here. If you're passing by, drop in (it's free), but don't make...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TPT_Traveller
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Not much to it but worth seeing the inside of the old stock exchange and front freize. Nice friendly staff

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomassR6723AW
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We enjoyed the exhibit of furniture and devices through time very much. I was very surprised at the size, very very small. I also expected more exhibits and architecture to do with the former stock exchange but nothing of such was on display at this...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Christopher K
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited Saturday 29th July, the exhibit is very interesting for those interested in design. It is a small exhibit but there is no charge for visiting. The old trading floor on the 2nd floor is breathtaking the Art Deco design is beautiful. The young...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 546katee
Reviewed November 16, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Y7994RWmatt
Reviewed May 21, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Gordon175
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