Located in downtown Toronto in the historic Toronto Stock Exchange building, the Design Exchange (DX) is Canada’s only museum dedicated to design excellence from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion. Sounds a bit boring, but I have to say I was surprised when I stumbled upon their exhibition ’60 Years of Designing the Ballet’.
For $10 (which I thought was a bit steep), you get to take the elevator upstairs and explore the exhibition from the National Ballet of Canada. You get up close and personal to the costumes of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Black Swan and the Nutcracker.
Downstairs in the lobby they usually have a supporting free exhibition. This time they were featuring the Tutu Project. The National Ballet of Canada engaged artists, designers and fans to design original tutus. Kind of fun, kind of bizarre, but not bad for free.
The Design Exchange 234 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5K 1B2