Historic Beauty & Sophisticated Details at Design Exchange

Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum, is a unique and iconic space set in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District. Several flexible and alternative spaces are available, accommodating a wide range of events. Design Exchange is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to design, and provides a sophisticated setting for meetings, events and receptions in the downtown core.


Address

234 Bay Street
Toronto, ON, M5K 1B2
(416) 364-1211

Special Features

Set inside Toronto’s original Stock Exchange, this historical building offers a stunning art moderne style of architecture.

Capacities

Historic Trading Floor: 500 seated or reception
The Library: 24 seated, 50 reception
The Boardroom: 30 seated, 50 reception
Main Lobby: 90 reception
Studio: 30 seated, 50 reception
Patty Watt Room: 50 seated, 60 reception

Get Inspired


Curated Event Packages


Weddings

Bring an element of history and moderne-style architecture to your special day at Design Exchange. From an extravagant dinner on the historic Trading Floor, to an intimate reception in The Trading Hall, Design Exchange’s unique and memorable spaces will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Corporate Events

The Design Exchange is located in the original Toronto Stock Exchange building, offering a unique and iconic space for corporate events. Several flexible and alternative spaces are available, accommodating a wide range of events—from business meetings in The Boardroom, to corporate receptions on the Trading Floor.

Social Event & Celebrations

The Design Exchange provides a sophisticated backdrop for a variety of social events and celebrations—from birthday parties to bar and bat mitzvahs, and everything in between.

Design Exchange Event Venue

Frequently Asked Questions


How are menus created for my function?


How is wine selected for my function?

In accordance with liquor licensing regulations we cannot permit our guests to bring in their own wine or alcohol.


What are the directions and parking options?

Design Exchange is located in the Toronto-Dominion Centre. Underground parking is accessible at 66 Wellington Street and has indoor passage available from P1 parking lot to the lobby of Design Exchange following directional signage. Parking rates are available upon request.


Press & Accolades

“Graced with 40‑foot ceilings, the glamorous [Historic Trading Floor] features marble wainscotting, vintage fluorescent lights and eight murals by the Canadian master Charles Comfort.”

Toronto Life

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