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234 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1B2
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Design Exchange is located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district at 234 Bay Street – the historical Toronto Stock Exchange building. Invite your guests to experience design at Design Exchange, Canada’s only Design Museum. Warm wood and cool marble finishes combine for a genuinely stunning physical setting. Design Exchange provides 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.
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.
Accommodations/Meeting Rooms/Exhibit Space Summary
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Please see attached DX Special Events packages for details about each of our available rental spaces.
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The award-winning Design Exchange Event Coordination team, in partnership with the top-ranking service providers in the industry, work with you to create the ultimate experience for you and your guests, whatever the occasion. When you book your event at this historical building, your patronage supports DX exhibitions, talks and youth programs. Proceeds from rental of our historic venue directly support Design Exchange in our commitment to delivering accessible design experiences and education to everyone. We aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary. Additionally a Heritage Fee applied to the booking of the Historic Trading Floor, helps to up hold the building’s grandeur through continued restoration.
The Historic Trading Floor
Housed in the former Toronto Stock Exchange building, the Historic Trading Floor is the centrepiece of this iconic building along with two exhibition areas, and three smaller meeting rooms. A multi-million dollar restoration has returned the Trading Floor to its 1937 art deco splendour. This breathtaking 40-foot high environment features eight murals by renowned artist Charles Comfort as well as the elegant INCO Grand Staircase. The Trading Floor has become one of the pre-eminent spaces in North America for product launches, annual general meetings, press conferences, creative public events, and elegant receptions and dinners.
This beautiful, brightly lit room overlooks the bustling corner of King and Bay with floor to ceiling windows making the space ideal for cocktail receptions, product launches, meetings and presentations.
The Exhibition Hall is an L-shaped, 3000-square-foot room that occupies most of the third floor and provides an ideal setting for cocktail receptions. Floor to ceiling windows provide a natural light and a spectacular view of Bay Street.
William and Nona Heaslip Meeting Place
This sophisticated boardroom offers an extraordinary view of the heart of Canada’s financial district. The room offers private meeting space equipped with a boardroom table seating up to 25 people, featuring a projection screen, a phone line for teleconferencing purposes and is internet accessible. Adjacent is the breakout lounge with a kitchen that allows for private catering. The space is ideal for board meetings, workshops and presentations.