January 22, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Design Hope Toronto (DHT) is a collaboration of members of Toronto’s creative community, a grassroots response to the ongoing problem of homelessness in the city. DHT’s principal event is an annual auction of visual arts produced by the city’s architects, designers and visual artists. In 2006, 19 pieces were auctioned, raising over $5,000. All of the funds raised by DHT in 2006 100% of the money raised through the auction and subsequent corporate donations, totalling some $7,400 made its way to Dixon Hall.
Attend this year’s Design Hope Toronto event, and bid on paintings, sculpture and photography by some of Toronto’s most talented designers, architects and visual artists. This annual charitable auction will again raise funds for Dixon Hall, helping in its goal to combat homelessness in Toronto. Appropriately, the theme of the submissions is “shelter” however the artists choose to define the concept and DHT organizers expect a broad and thought-provoking range of work that explores the idea in all its artistic, social and philosophical implications.
This year’s Design Hope Toronto auction, conducted by William Kime of Waddington’s, takes place at 7:00pm on February 16, 2007 at Gallery 1313 located at 1313A Queen Street West in Toronto. The pre-sale preview takes place at Gallery 1313 between February 14-16, 2007.