Industry Opportunities

Are you looking for the inside track to engaging our members with your brand? We love to involve industry partners on events and initiatives in a meaningful way! Let's chat!

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We send promote our opportunities via our Industry Email List. Don't worry, we promise not to spam you.

What are some of the ways you can be involved?

Events | Sponsorship

Provincial Events

Ontario Summit + Annual General Meeting

Taking place each March, the Ontario Summit + ARIDO Annual General Meeting is an event where ARIDO members come together, network, and hear about the Association's updates and advances from the past year.

During the Ontario Summit, ARIDO hosts professional development sessions for members related to emerging topics in the industry, and provides opportunities to network, connect, and build relationships.

During the Annual General Meeting the members complete Association business which includes approving financial statements, ARIDO's budget, and appointing an auditor.

Read more about the Ontario Summit.

ARIDO Awards Gala

Since 1982, ARIDO has held an annual awards program for all Registered members with a gala celebration each fall. The ARIDO Awards is one of the most highly regarded honours in the interior design industry.

In 2020, the Awards program was refreshed to reflect the current practices in the field, and engage more consumers and members in the process.

We engage sponsors and industry partners in the Gala and offer opportunities to sponsor in a multitude of ways. Read more about the ARIDO Awards Gala.

Interior Design Month

Interior Design Month is ARIDO's public facing event dedicated to broadening the conversation on interior design, a major province-wide design event.

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Interior Design Week 2023

Our Interior Designers will be providing a behind the scenes look at their firms during Open Studio events, offering Design Consultations to answer Q&A's, and share perspectives on emerging topics and trends during the Speaker Series. Read more about Interior Design Week.

Event Space Rental

Planning an event? Check out our award-winning space.

You’d expect that the offices of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario would be impressive, and if we do say so ourselves, they do not disappoint. We’re located in the heart of Liberty Village in Toronto’s west end. For the past decade, we’ve been located in a sprawling modern headquarters atop the Toy Factory Lofts, originally constructed over a hundred years ago.

It’s 7,500 square feet of welcoming, flexible meeting and event space, perfect for receptions and corporate events. We love to share this space with members of the Association, the design community, and other organizations so that we can learn, socialize, and strengthen the network of creative professionals. Read more about renting ARIDO's space.

Local Events

Communities around Ontario

ARIDO's Chapters are our local representation throughout Ontario. Our Chapters host events, offer professional development opportunities, and complete local advocacy to encourage the engagement of Registered Interior Designers.

Trade Shows

We work with industry partners to bring our messaging on working with a Registered Interior Designer to the public. We've provided panels to the Interior Design Show Toronto, the Home Show, as well as the Buildings Show.

These events are opportunities for suppliers and partners to bring your messaging to a consumer focused audience in partnership with ARIDO.

Take a look at this video from IDS 2023 about our collaboration with Grey Magazine and Interior Designers of Canada to create the Grey Stage.

Contact ARIDO's Events Coordinator Clenton Afonso

Clenton Afonso is ARIDO's dedicated Events Coordinator, bringing together members, industry partners, and community members in achievement of ARIDO's mission.

With a welcoming attitude and warm presence, he will get you set up with ARIDO's sponsorships or events and help you get your brand front and centre to ARIDO's audiences.

Connect with Clenton.

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