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Cadillac Fairview X OCADU X DESIGNwith

DESIGNwith is partnering with Cadillac Fairview and OCAD University to create a community space for exploring the circular economy for social good. 

Our Design Incubator welcomes students, resident designers and marginalized community members to research, learn, and share this exploration through classes, exhibits and workshops.

Stay updated on our website or socials for workshop and exhibit scheduling and news.  

Design can be the connection that joins us together

DESIGNwith is a creative collective that transforms communities through participatory design. We bring together academia, corporations and community members to share in the design process by learning from one another to create positive lasting change.

Our New Home

The first of its kind, our design incubator creates space to come together and democratize both learning and design.


We are trying not to be distracted by the shiny

We don’t see assets as opportunities, rather we see needs as opportunities. We are a design lab that works locally, because we believe small things have the answers to large problems. Answers that come from collective impact and insights. We are looking for the subversive and designing ways to make the lesser into something greater.

If you set the table, they will come

Design can be social justice: People’s narratives and deep knowledge from lived experiences, together with designers and other professionals is the intersection for disruptive design methodology to produce innovative outcomes. We want to cultivate differences because we believe that tension brings value and deeper understanding. Through participatory design, codesign and design research, we seek to look for weak signals that can become solutions to big problems.

DESIGNwith sets a table, a physical and metaphorical space, and is an explicitly social enterprise design incubator.

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Cadillac Fairview X OCADU X DESIGNwith

Our Design Incubator is located within the CF Toronto Eaton Centre between Dundas West Station and Marks Work Warehouse. 

Now Open