About The Show

CAPACITY | JANUARY 23-27, 2013 |  GLADSTONE HOTEL ART BAR  | 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1J6 | (416) 531-4635 

THURS. JAN. 24: 11AM-4PM    Media Preview 4PM-8PM

FRI. JAN. 25: 11AM-8PM

SAT. JAN. 26: 11AM-10PM Public Reception: 4-10PM

SUN. JAN. 27: 11AM-6PM

Admission: Free


| Synopsis |

CAPACITY is a contemporary design show featuring theme-specific work of Canadian women working or studying in the field of design. The third annual installment runs from January 24-27, 2013 at The Gladstone Hotel’s Art Bar in Toronto. This year’s theme asked participants to use the lives and/or works of their favourite woman designer as an inspiration or starting point for their own Capacity project.


 | Brief History of CAPACITY |

Established in January 2011, CAPACITY was created to provide an opportunity to promote Canadian women designers. Women remain vastly outnumbered by men in most sectors of design, and the curators feel it is important to provide a venue for the work and names of under-represented women professionals to be seen. At the same time, we have worked to create a resource for both women working in design, and a public curious to discover them.

CAPACITY is an annual exhibition featuring a range of work from both emerging and established designers, and the exhibit has garnered much critical praise and press coverage, and attracted visitors from both within and outside of the design community, from Canada and abroad. The incredible support from the press and public, combined with a very high number of attendees, convinced us that CAPACITY needed to become an annual event..

Now in its third year, CAPACITY was founded and curated by Katherine Morley and Erin McCutcheon, and featured guest co-curator Ange-line Tetrault (Imm Living) in 2012.  Our inaugural exhibit was invited to re-mount at the Toronto’s prestigious Design Exchange in August 2011. CAPACITY continues to attract +2500 visitors annually, and is one of the primary events of the annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival. More info can be found at