Happy Canada Day! We are proud to be Canadian designers here in Canada’s biggest city with so much amazing design talent all around us. Let’s look at some of our favourite highlights of Canadian contemporary and modern graphic design, fashion, software, and product design, as well as designers creating innovative work in Toronto.

Canadian modern graphic design history

Design Canada

Canadian modern designers documentary

The biggest question we ask ourselves as a country is “what makes us Canadian?” What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.

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Canada Modern

Canadian Graphic Design Archive

Canada Modern is a physical and digital archive of Canadian graphic design, with modernism central to its glowing heart.

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Toronto software designer


Interactive media software

TouchDesigner is a node based visual programming language for real time interactive multimedia content, developed by the Toronto-based company Derivative.

Create installations, 3D projections, live music visuals,  VR worlds. The ultimate tool for creating dynamic digital art.

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Toronto smart lighting design


Smart LED lights

Nanoleaf is a technology and IoT company changing the world with the most innovative smart home solutions, taking ordinary experiences and making them extraordinary. By infusing thoughtful design and technological intelligence in their products, Nanoleaf is ushering in a new era of the smart home that centers around complete personalization.

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Toronto fashion designers

The Feral

The Feral is a label that was created in 2016 by designer Zakariah Milana and was an evolution of his former line, Sons of Ódin est 2013. The Feral expresses the spirit of the brand and the creative direction of the line – wild, non-conformist.

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Klaxon Howl

Since 2005, Klaxon Howl by designer Matt Robinson has focused on creating men’s fashion from vintage military uniforms and historical workwear and sportswear from the early to mid-20th century. With a storefront on Queen West, the entire collection is produced by hand.

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