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IDS19 Announcement.

On behalf of the IDS Team, we would like to thank you for celebrating 20 years at the leading edge of design. To our exhibitors and sponsors over the years, your commitment has been pivotal in shaping what IDS is today. In response to the incredible growth and change the design industry is undergoing, IDS is expanding and evolving our current offering to include IDS Contract, a hyper-curated exposition and conference focused on all verticals of design, including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail education, public space and government. This exciting 2.5 day addition to IDS will be dedicated to B2B trade-only professionals and will complement the main exhibit hall which will continue to service both trade and public for 3.5 days.

IDS Toronto.

Jan 17-20, 2019 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Halls D & E

One of North America’s top design shows, IDS, offers unparalleled access to the future’s best international and Canadian design. IDS caters to both trade professionals and consumers. IDS is held annually for 3.5 days during the third week of January in Toronto, Canada. The event takes place in the heart of downtown Toronto, home to the third largest design workforce in North America. Since 1999, IDS has brought the world’s most creative design minds to Canada, connecting design-driven businesses with over 53,000 professionals, consumers and members of the media. Regarded as a pillar of the Canadian design community, IDS is the catalyst for millions of dollars spent on design each year and is the leading Canadian platform for many international and local brands to launch new products for the year.

IDS will be made up of booths ranging in size from 50 sq. ft. to 2000+ sq. ft. All space is RAW with the exception of spaces that are 100 sq. ft. or less; these spaces include 10′ high hard walls.

Is IDS for you? IDS is for exhibitors who wish to meet both trade and consumers/end users. To apply please fill out and submit an application.

Please contact:
Lisa Barnes 416 960 4507
Catia Varricchio 416 960 4511
Leslie Bruce 416 960 5845

Click Here To Apply.

IDS Contract.

Jan 17-18, 2019 – Toronto Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Halls F & G

A two-day immersive event that will transform your business, IDS Contract is a highly curated exposition and conference dedicated to the design, architectural and building sectors. Adjacent to IDS, IDS Contract is modelled around a continued commitment to showcasing original design, thought leadership, aspirational installations and the best in programming content. IDS Contract offers an unparalleled opportunity for the more than 23,000 designers, architects, purchasing executives, builders, developers, owners and operations and property facility managers with the best in Canadian and international design.

IDS Contract will focus on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government. IDS Contract will only be open to the trade; however it will welcome all Opening Night Party attendees. IDS Contract will include a robust conference program, including roundtables, master classes, seminars, tours and keynotes.

IDS Contract will be largely comprised of turnkey exhibits, which include:

• 10′ high hard walls
• Electricity (1500 watt/110 volt)
• Floorcovering
• Lighting
• Standardized booth signage
• Larger raw spaces will also be available (limited)

Is IDS Contract for you? IDS Contract is for exhibitors who wish to meet trade only and to work across one of the verticals listed above. The show floor will be curated.

Floor plan
IDS will be working with an architect or design firm, to be announced in the coming weeks, to redesign the floor plan. The new floor plan will be sent out to those who apply and are accepted with booth space options after March 5th.

Please contact:
Maria Ropotyn 416 960 4520

Click Here To Apply.






The Studio North and Prototype sections are promoted as one of the highlights of IDS. They are hosted in a gallery-like space on the show floor, presenting independent design at its best.

What is Studio North? The marketplace to showcase your custom work and limited-edition collection to the design industry, media and a discerning design audience. Over 65 Canadian and international designers of the highest calibre present one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surface design in a gallery-like setting.

Prototype is a platform within Studio North, featuring products not currently in production and addressing new ideas for the residential market. Past prototypes have featured both to-market and conceptual works.

Please contact:
Nina Eksir 416 512 3869

Click Here To Apply.

You’ve emerged and are ready for market transformation – showcase your product to over 12,000 designers, architects, manufacturers, distributors and craftsmen from across Canada and 26 other countries, and over 34,000 design lovers, who collectively spent or plan to spend over $341 million with exhibitors at IDS18. This section is perfect for businesses that are manufacturing in small to medium numbers and have limited distribution, but ultimately remain at the helm of the creative process.

Please contact:
Catia Varricchio 416 960 4511

Click Here To Apply.

Ontario Wood.

We’re looking for a team of designers to create an installation that showcases, educates and pushes the boundaries of the local material, while highlighting the works of selected Ontario Wood partners. Ontario Wood is an initiative to help consumers identify and purchase locally made Ontario Wood products.

Please contact:
Karen T. Kang 416 960 4509

Become a Sponsor.

The Interior Design Show custom tailors its sponsorships to meet individual marketing needs. Its packages are totally unique and highly sought-after. If your company is interested in an expanded presence or more unique positioning, sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available upon request.

Please contact:
Karen T. Kang 416 960 4509


Year established: 1998
Duration of IDS: 3.5 days
Attendance: 53,000+
Opening Night Party held on show floor: 5,925 design aficionados
Professional Trade Day: 13,100 design trade professionals
Weekend days: 34,000 affluent and focused consumers
Media: 400+ accredited media
Media hits: over 160,000,000 media impressions

Press Coverage.

Hundreds of media outlets from Canada, the US and Europe attend the Interior Design Show to report on the newest design trends and innovations being developed in Canada and beyond. IDS’s tireless PR team is constantly expanding its media coverage, developing relationships with new sources and regions every year.

The Interior Design Show’s exhibitors and their products appear in a diverse range of media, including: magazines like AZURE, Fast Company, FRAME, Canadian Interiors, House & Home, Designlines, Dwell, Metropolis, Monocle, EnRoute, Toronto Life and Style at Home; newspapers like The Globe and Mail, National Post, NOW, La Press, Toronto Star, The New York Times and Ottawa Citizen; television such as The Marilyn Denis Show, Cityline, CBC, etalk and Breakfast Television; and online media like blogTO, Apartment Therapy, designboom, BizBash and MoCo Loco.

Visit the Press Coverage page for more information.

Advertising & Marketing.

IDS invests in a very targeted marketing and advertising campaign throughout the year reaching over 66 million people within Canada and internationally through both print and online channels. We advertise in a wide variety of publications, such as: The Globe And Mail, Toronto Life, AZURE, House & Home, METROPOLIS, CHUM FM, TTC and many more.

Please contact:

Download IDS Digital Media Kit.

Contact Us.

Limited space and opportunities are available

For more information on the application process, exhibit space or other opportunities, please contact:

Karen T. Kang 416 960 4509
Lisa Barnes 416 960 4507
Catia Varricchio 416 960 4511
Nina Eksir 416-512-3869
Maria Ropotyn 416 960 4520
Leslie Bruce 416 960 5845

IDS Vancouver.

IDS Vancouver is the Pacific platform for all things design. For more information on IDS Vancouver, visit

Big Thank You To Our Sponsors. See All Our 2018 Sponsors.

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