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Design Exchange

234 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5K 1B2 Email Phone Number 416.216.2160 Website

Design Exchange

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234 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

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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

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.


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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.

Categories

Cultural Organizations
Art Galleries/Art Spaces/Auction Houses
Art Museums
Independent Event Spaces
Banquet & Reception Halls
Atriums/Lobbies (All Venues)

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

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Capacities

Trading Floor

Trading Floor ×
Standing/Reception 500
Banquet 250
Theater 500
Classroom 300
Dimensions 24 x 52
Ceiling 40
Square Feet 6048
Floor Plan View

Library

Library ×
Standing/Reception 50
Banquet 35
Theater 30
Classroom 36
Dimensions 16.5 x 42
Ceiling 18.65
Square Feet 1079
Floor Plan View

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall ×
Standing/Reception -
Banquet -
Theater -
Classroom -
Dimensions 24 x 46
Ceiling -
Square Feet 3500
Floor Plan View

Boardroom

Boardroom ×
Standing/Reception 50
Banquet 24
Theater -
Classroom -
Dimensions 15 x 40
Ceiling 10
Square Feet 600
Floor Plan View

Patty Watt Room

Patty Watt Room ×
Standing/Reception 60
Banquet 48
Theater 50
Classroom 48
Dimensions 24 x 52
Ceiling 12
Square Feet 864
Floor Plan View

Main Lobby

Standing/Reception 90
Banquet -
Theater -
Classroom -
Dimensions 24 x 52
Ceiling 12
Square Feet 1248

Capacities

Space Standing/
Reception
Banquet Theater Classroom Dimensions Ceiling Square Feet Floor Plan
Trading Floor 500 250 500 300 24 x 52 40 6048 View
Library 50 35 30 36 16.5 x 42 18.65 1079 View
Exhibition Hall - - - - 24 x 46 - 3500 View
Boardroom 50 24 - - 15 x 40 10 600 View
Patty Watt Room 60 48 50 48 24 x 52 12 864 View
Main Lobby 90 - - - 24 x 52 12 1248
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