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Design Exchange

234 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

Design Exchange

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234 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

Gala reception, trading floor

Design Exchange exterior

Wedding aisle, trading floor

Wedding reception, trading floor

Laser detail, trading floor

Award dinner, trading floor

Creative dinner, trading floor

Empty trading floor

Pink lighting detail, trading floor

Cocktail reception, Library

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Overview: The Design Exchange, Canada's design museum, is located in the original Toronto Stock Exchange building, a unique and iconic space in which to hold a corporate or social function. Several flexible and alternative spaces are available, accommodating a wide range of events. These include the historic Trading Floor maintained in its original state in the genre of Streamline Moderne (a reaction to the Art Deco movement) ideal for product launches, annual general meetings, press conferences, weddings, receptions, gala dinners and creative public events; The Mies van der Rohe-inspired Library, recently made available for rental, includes floor-to-ceiling windows, offers a spectacular view of King and Bay Streets and is ideal for cocktail receptions, product launches and presentations; the Boardroom, a sophisticated space with an extraordinary view of the financial district is ideal for executive meetings; the Exhibition Hall is available for bookings with concurrent exhibitions for small to medium receptions (curatorial tours can also be included upon request); and finally, the Patty Watt Room, adjacent to the Exhibition Hall, is a midsize multipurpose space offering privacy and convenience appropriate for small press conferences, private lunches, and seminars. The Design Exchange is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to design and provides a sophisticated alternative for meetings, events, and receptions in the downtown core.
Buzz
Historic heritage faciltity, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Awards
Best Lighting Design, BizBash, 2009
Top Innovator, Gillian Hoff, BizBash

Capacities

Trading Floor

Trading Floor ×
Max. Standing Capacity 500
Max. Seated Capacity 250
Sq. footage 6,048
Floor Plan View

Library

Library ×
Max. Standing Capacity 50
Max. Seated Capacity 35
Sq. footage 1,079
Floor Plan View

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall ×
Max. Standing Capacity -
Max. Seated Capacity -
Sq. footage 3,500
Floor Plan View

Boardroom

Boardroom ×
Max. Standing Capacity 50
Max. Seated Capacity 24
Sq. footage 600
Floor Plan View

Patty Watt Room

Patty Watt Room ×
Max. Standing Capacity 60
Max. Seated Capacity 48
Sq. footage 864
Floor Plan View

Main Lobby

Max. Standing Capacity 90
Max. Seated Capacity -
Sq. footage 1,248

Overview

The Design Exchange, Canada's design museum, is located in the original Toronto Stock Exchange building, a unique and iconic space in which to hold a corporate or social function. Several flexible and alternative spaces are available, accommodating a wide range of events. These include the historic Trading Floor maintained in its original state in the genre of Streamline Moderne (a reaction to the Art Deco movement) ideal for product launches, annual general meetings, press conferences, weddings, receptions, gala dinners and creative public events; The Mies van der Rohe-inspired Library, recently made available for rental, includes floor-to-ceiling windows, offers a spectacular view of King and Bay Streets and is ideal for cocktail receptions, product launches and presentations; the Boardroom, a sophisticated space with an extraordinary view of the financial district is ideal for executive meetings; the Exhibition Hall is available for bookings with concurrent exhibitions for small to medium receptions (curatorial tours can also be included upon request); and finally, the Patty Watt Room, adjacent to the Exhibition Hall, is a midsize multipurpose space offering privacy and convenience appropriate for small press conferences, private lunches, and seminars. The Design Exchange is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to design and provides a sophisticated alternative for meetings, events, and receptions in the downtown core.
Buzz
Historic heritage faciltity, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Awards
Best Lighting Design, BizBash, 2009
Top Innovator, Gillian Hoff, BizBash

Neighbourhood: Downtown Core, Financial District

Capacities

Space Max. Standing Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
Trading Floor 500 250 6,048 View
Library 50 35 1,079 View
Exhibition Hall - - 3,500 View
Boardroom 50 24 600 View
Patty Watt Room 60 48 864 View
Main Lobby 90 - 1,248

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