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.


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  • The Power of Colour Session 3 Postponed

    The ARIDO Power of Colour: Being Black in Design panel series was the first of a series of conversations around the barriers and issues in the industry with a mandate of raising potential avenues for change. The series was hosted and moderated by Chandran Fernando of Matrix360 and led by several pra ...


  • Awards Gala Date Changed to Wednesday, October 6th

    The Government of Canada recently passed legislation making September 30th a new federal statutory holiday called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new federal holiday was proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada which called on the federal government, in ...


  • ARIDO Member Spotlight: Meet Golnar Raissi-Dehkordi, ARIDO

    Welcome to the ARIDO Member Spotlight! The Member Spotlight will feature a different ARIDO member each month in order to connect members together and feature the diversity and richness amongst the membership. A big thank you to Golnar for agreeing to be the first member featured in this new series. ...



Whisky and whimsy reform luxury hospitality design

Situated in the former Trump Hotel in the heart of Toronto’s business district, the design team was tasked with removing associations with past ownership, while introducing Canadians to the hist ...

Allen Chan | Aug 11 2021


OCAD’s first satellite campus brings their trademark brand further east

The name CO says a lot in only two letters, describing a facility that works at the intersection of collaboration, community and co-design. OCAD U CO was conceived as an executive training studio wher ...

Caroline Robbie | Aug 09 2021


How a Team Mentality Benefits Your Project

(Part 1- Contractors + Consultants) This is where it might start to sound very Utopian, but if you stick with me, you’ll see why a team environment gives you a better project and a ...

Melissa Tossell | Aug 05 2021