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.

  • 2020 GTA Chapter Scholarship Awarded!

    Congratulations to Nancy Phan, Student ARIDO, of Humber College, the recipient of the 2020 GTA Chapter Scholarship! Nancy’s portfolio was chosen among 23 entries as the best personal branding package. She will receive $1,000 towards her studies. Congratulations Nancy!


  • 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 ...



You Want an Interior Designer Who Tells You “No”

Hello! This is a "choose your own adventure" of an article. You can watch the video below, or if you prefer reading it you can also scroll below that to read the article. Enjoy! …A ...

Melissa Tossell | Jul 31 2020


Lululemon’s Queen Street location ensures top notch customer service isn’t a stretch

Interior Designer: Marcella Au, ARIDODesign Firm: QuadranglePhotographer: Terri Flinn For its new location at 318 Queen Street West, in Toronto, Lululemon asked Quadrangle to collaborate on an environ ...

ARIDO | Jul 23 2020


This condo mixes hotel chic with seaside calm

Casa II Penthouse was a fabulous project for from start to finish! Located in the Yonge and Bloor epicentre of Toronto, it presented some typical condominium challenges, but we overcame each one. Inte ...

Heather Segreti | Jul 16 2020