We are ARIDO, the professional body for interior designers in Ontario.

We’re ARIDO, the professional body for interior designers in Ontario. Interior design is about more than aesthetics. It's about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety, and the well-being of the people who use those spaces.


COVID-19 Response

The ARIDO Board of Management and staff are here monitoring the current events to keep you updated. ARIDO has published regular updates on the situation on essential services, building departments, and more. Click here to read more.

Submit to BLOG//ARIDO!

The blog is always looking for articles, projects, and examples of Registered Member’s work. Submit a project today.

The 2019-2021 PD cycle: What you need to know

The 2019-2021 Professional Development cycle runs from July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2021. It has the same credit requirements as the previous cycle, 8 Hours of General CEOs, and 4 Hours of Health & Safety CEUs.

  • Participate in the CDAO survey on The Impact of Pre-Project Investment and Quality of Documents on Project Delivery Efficiencies

    ARIDO is an active member of the Construction and Design Association of Ontario (CDAO). CDAO has engaged Ryerson University for research into the relationship between a project owner’s upfront investment in pre-project activity and the resultant quality of design documents, along with key project ...


  • ARIDO Awards Program and Gala cancelled for 2020

    The ARIDO Board of Management recently reviewed the 2020/2021 Strategic Plan and the operations for the year to determine if any existing initiatives and programming will be impacted by COVID-19. On March 17, 2019, ARIDO closed its physical office with staff, deploying a fully work from home operati ...


  • Apply today for the 2020 GTA Chapter Scholarship!

    This year’s scholarship will award $1,000 to the interior design student with the most unique and creative personal branding package. A selection committee will choose finalists who will each present their submission to a panel of industry leaders. Scholarship Rules:– Submissions to include ...



Conestoga BID Projects

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Bachelor of Interior Design graduation shows and events have been cancelled. ARIDO would like to celebrate the class of 2020 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools an ...

ARIDO | May 27 2020


Connecting the outdoors: blending public and private space in a cul-de-sac home

Houses situated in a cul-de-sac are always attractive to young families because of the guaranteed proximity to a safe street environment. The reduced car traffic allows for a slow transition ...

Laurentia Adriana Mot | May 22 2020


A serene condo in Toronto’s bustling downtown

When purchasing this 1,205 square foot condo, steps away from Toronto’s downtown core, the client imagined a highly customized, open space that buffered the hectic city environment with serenity and ...

Mini Ryu | May 21 2020