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.

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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.

  • ARIDO’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

    The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario has a continued commitment to foster and uphold diversity and inclusion in the interior design profession and values each of our members, their qualifications, and their right to practice Interior Design in Ontario. On June 8, 2020, the ARI ...


  • 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 ...



A fresh new office 35 years in the making

After operating for 35 years out of an industrial office space, it was time for a functional improvement. DRE Industries acquired a new two storey commercial unit which we had the opportunity to build ...

Noelle Lekkas | Jul 03 2020


Flexibility is the key at this museum restaurant

Open for lunch service, the existing restaurant at the Gardiner Museum was relatively unknown, attracting mostly elderly patrons. Upon entry, spectacular city views were overshadowed by a cold, uninvi ...

Dyonne Fashina | Jun 30 2020


Odeyto provides a home away from home for Indigenous students at Seneca College

Interior Designer: Valerie Gow, ARIDODesign Firm: Gow Hastings Architects with Two Row ArchitectsProject Photographer: Tom Arban Odeyto, the new home for the First Peoples @ Seneca Newnham Campus, is ...

Valerie Gow | Jun 16 2020