In the GTA, Vancouver & Kitchener By: Mike Korman
<ul><li>The Toronto Design cluster is ranked Canada's largest  </li></ul><ul><li>Also ranked # 3 in North America  </li></...
<ul><li>All four universities and numerous colleges in Toronto offer design programs that ensure a wealth of highly skille...
<ul><li>The Design Exchange is the only institution devoted to promoting the GTA Design Cluster </li></ul><ul><li>DX deliv...
<ul><li>Report released by “The Creative Group “ states theirs a huge demand for designers </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 99 mar...
<ul><li>Now in its seventh year, L'Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto will showcase the fall 2008 collections of some of the bi...
<ul><li>Kitchener has developed a plan to develop a design cluster in the downtown area </li></ul><ul><li>They want to cre...
<ul><li>Pacific Lutheran University will hold its annual student-planned School of the Arts and Communication (SOAC) week ...
<ul><li>IDS has planed a event for February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>There is going to be 10 Innovative Canadian Designers <...
<ul><li>Has announced that they are no longer taking new students </li></ul><ul><li>Announced this at the end of 2007 and ...
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GTA Design Cluster

  1. 1. In the GTA, Vancouver & Kitchener By: Mike Korman
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Toronto Design cluster is ranked Canada's largest </li></ul><ul><li>Also ranked # 3 in North America </li></ul><ul><li>With over 25,000 designers </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>All four universities and numerous colleges in Toronto offer design programs that ensure a wealth of highly skilled graduates, educating over 3,000 students per year. </li></ul><ul><li>York University launched its masters program in design in September '05, and Ryerson University is also planning a new design masters. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Design Exchange is the only institution devoted to promoting the GTA Design Cluster </li></ul><ul><li>DX delivers exhibit tours, workshops, competitions and outreach programs to support the primary and secondary school curriculum in the area of design and technology </li></ul><ul><li>They also offer a student scholarship ever year to help shape the future of design in Canada. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Report released by “The Creative Group “ states theirs a huge demand for designers </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 99 marketing and advertising executives interviewed for this report, 83% plan to hire a graphic designer in the next 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>A seven percentage point increase over last year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Now in its seventh year, L'Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto will showcase the fall 2008 collections of some of the biggest names in the Canadian Fashion industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Was Six days, with 69 designers, and 33 shows to see </li></ul><ul><li>Had some of the biggest names in Canadian fashion (and from all over the world) gathered to showcase their fall 2008 collections </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Kitchener has developed a plan to develop a design cluster in the downtown area </li></ul><ul><li>They want to create “Art and Culture Cluster” (A part of the Design Cluster) </li></ul><ul><li>The whole plan described their goals, and how it makes Kitchener so attractive that companies would like to invest into the cluster </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Pacific Lutheran University will hold its annual student-planned School of the Arts and Communication (SOAC) week from April 6 to 11 </li></ul><ul><li>The weeklong event showcases the PLU communications, art, music, theatre and dance </li></ul><ul><li>Will also have guest speaker Vice President of academic administration at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>IDS has planed a event for February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>There is going to be 10 Innovative Canadian Designers </li></ul><ul><li>There will be the best Design companies from Canada at this event </li></ul><ul><li>There also will be awards given out by CDECA </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Has announced that they are no longer taking new students </li></ul><ul><li>Announced this at the end of 2007 and still currently not taking new students </li></ul><ul><li>Referring people to go to ( http://www.careered.com/programs.aspx ) </li></ul>

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