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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  • Resolved: ARIDOAccess, ARIDO Membership Gateway unavailable

    18 September, 2020 These issues have now been resolved, if you experience any issues with the Gateway or ARIDOAccess, please contact communications@arido.ca. ARIDOAccess and the ARIDO Membership Gateway including the PD Dashboard are currently unavailable. We will update members as these issues are ...


  • Quadrangle Emerging Leaders Network presents ‘Engaging Change’

    Event Date : August 26 2020, 6pm-7:30pm Join architecture and design firm Quadrangle for a live panel discussion with four panelists and a moderator on systemic racism in architecture and design. The event will draw on the experiences of each panelist and what they have seen as systemic racism in th ...


  • 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!



Why should I hire a Registered Interior Designer?

Hiring a qualified Interior Designer for a project is an important step, no matter the size or budget, whether you are renovating an existing space or building a new one. ARIDO Registered Interior Des ...

ARIDO | Sep 17 2020


History and place dictated the eclectic redesign of an East End icon

The new Broadview Hotel has come a long way from its former lives as a factory, a boarding house and then "Jilly's" - an infamous seedy nightclub. Now, the east end landmark is a chic 58-roo ...

Allen Chan | Sep 15 2020


A rustic industrial palette stylizes the modern office without replicating a chicken coop

The brand-new head office of Chicken Farmers of Canada, located in the nation’s capital, is a work environment quite atypical of the usual office vista. As leaders of the sustainable C ...

Sarah Oakley | Sep 10 2020