ARIDO at IDS Toronto 2020

ARIDO at IDS Toronto 2020 – January 15-19


ARIDO will be at IDS Toronto this January! Catch us at booth 1320 on the show floor, along with several special events during the show.

ARIDO Events at IDS

Cohesive Co-living Friday, 17 January - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
With the Ontario real estate market hitting record-high demand, a panel of professionals will explore the co-living movement and discuss several interior design considerations such as functions required for a shared space with multiple tenants or owners, financial considerations for ownership of property by multiple individuals, and human behaviours that are impacted in a co-living environment. The panel will include Mortgage Specialist Edith Bedard, Wellness Expert Andrew Costa and ARIDO Registered Members Melissa Tossell, ARIDO, and Michelle Mawby, ARIDO.

>> Get tickets at this link

Career Xpress events for students at IDS

NCIDQ Panel Discussion - Thursday, 16 January, 11 AM – 12 noon
Gain first-hand knowledge on the NCIDQ exam from a panel discussion by interior designers who recently wrote and passed the exam. A great opportunity to get tips and tricks on studying for the NCIDQ to pass successfully!

Career Xpress Portfolio Prep Friday, 17 January, 3 PM – 4 PM
Portfolio Prep is just that … a preparatory session designed to build confidence in your interview skills and learn the do's and don'ts of a cover letter, resume, and portfolio creation. These vital skills can help you get the job you want when you graduate. That’s not all, you will gain valuable industry knowledge from industry professionals sharing their personal career paths and watch a portfolio critique of fellow student’s presentations.

Both Sessions are taking place at the Microsoft Learning Lab, on the IDS Contract show floor. Registration for these events is free with the purchase of a day ticket at IDS.

Design Class: How to work with an Interior Designer-Saturday, 18 January, 4 PM - 5 PM Featuring Registered members Melissa Tossell, ARIDO and Michelle Mawby, ARIDO in conversation with ARIDO Executive Director Sharon Portelli.
Getting started on a home renovation can be tough. Learn from qualified Interior Designers what you need to know about yourself and your home before you start.  >> Get tickets here.

Design Consultations with Registered Interior Designers - Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January 10:30 AM to 6 PM - Booth 1320
The right knowledge can make a world of difference on your home renovation project. Speak to a Registered Interior Designer at IDS 2020 in a one to one consultation and get expert advice, tailored specifically to your project. Get your project started on the right track, with advice about your kitchen, bathroom, home office, bedroom, or other space, with specific considerations about your lifestyle from living in place, to storage, and re-sale concerns.

Designer Chats at Booth 1320
Designer Chats are casual, informative presentations presented by ARIDO and our Booth Sponsors at Booth 1320. Learn more about emerging topics in Interior Design like the permits process, interior design contracts, and more. Spaces are first-come, first served.


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Smart Home Technology and Interior Design, presented by Samsung and Registered Interior Designer Melissa Tossell


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM 20/20 VISION with TIDC, Hosted by Darilyn Coles with special TIDC showroom guests


12 noon – 12:30 PM - Cook Up a Stunning New Kitchen, presented with Aya Kitchens
Amy Dillon, of Aya Kitchens & Melissa Tossell, ARIDO discuss the ways a Kitchen Designer and Interior Designer can work together on a kitchen renovation project

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM - Family Friendly Furniture, presented with BoConcept
Striking the balance between good design and good for the kids can be a challenge, but you don’t have to sacrifice your aesthetic vision in favour of durable furniture.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM - Flooring: Designing for Beauty and Durability presented with Karndean Canada
New vinyl flooring has become popular in recent years, learn more about the versatility of this new material and whether it’s right for your project


12 noon – 12:30 PM - Understanding the Permit Process presented by Melissa Tossell, ARIDO
The permit process can be complex and feel like it slows down your renovation. Learn which renovations require a building permit, and how an Interior Designer can get one sorted on your behalf.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM - The Value of a Team Mentality for Your Renovation, presented with DSBG Contractors
A renovation can involve many professionals in your home, from contractors to tradespeople, to interior designers, and architects. Learn how each team can work together to carry out the best possible renovation for you.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM - Demystifying Interior Design Contracts
You’re about to hire an Interior Designer for a home renovation project, here’s what you need to know before signing that contract.

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