by Tiffany Dressler


Pop by our booth in Studio North at IDS, running from Thursday to Sunday. We will be exhibiting a number of new works and one-off pieces with select pieces from our Ash Out of Quarantine initiative including a desk version of the Rad Table and debuting our new Branch Shelving. Unique applications emphasize the flexible and particular properties of ash trees, exploring the potential of a valuable local resource affected by the emerald ash borer infestation.

And visit our friends at Amala Carpets who will be displaying a special edition ash Branches chandelier along with their beautiful floor coverings at their exhibit.

Toronto Design Offsite


A storm brought down the magnificent silver maple tree in Leslieville said to have inspired the song,“The Maple Leaf Forever”, once Canada’s unofficial national anthem. It will be getting a second life as artists and woodworkers turn its wood into pieces that honour the cultural significance of this historic tree and bring attention to the potential of the use of urban wood. We will be showing a pendant light entitled "The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined". These items will be auctioned this spring to raise funds for LEAF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the urban forest. Jan 20 - 26 at Agora Café (3015 Dundas Street West - window viewing 24 hours; from inside 8am-5pm daily)


Do Design showcases the work of contemporary designers presented in diverse storefronts along Dundas West during Toronto Design Week. We are creating a limited run of unique mesh screens based on specific woods and stories. The first of these in city-cut ash will be on display at the Fort York Food Bank, 797 Dundas St. West.

Be sure to catch some of the exciting design events around the city, for more information visit Toronto Design Offsite

What's happening this week

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Visit our Ash Out of Quarantine - Tumbling Ash, New Growth 
exhibit at the Junction's art supply store, gallery and creative centre ARTiculations (2928 Dundas St W) and its companion installation in the window of The Beau & Bauble (just a few blocks west at 3092 Dundas St W).

Design week is off to a good start thanks to the Junction Kick off Weekend and all those who came to check out the exhibits. Our installation will up until February 17 and represents our continued exploration and experimentation with ash wood and our effort to build awareness about the devastating effect the invasive emerald ash borer beetle will have as Toronto loses nearly a million ash trees to infestation. Fragments of our city's missing canopy will continue to be salvaged to create different ideas and objects to inspire creativity and consciousness.

While you're in the area drop by our Open House at the woodshop, Wednesday - Sunday 1-5pm (Friday til 8pm) @ 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 16. 2013 marks our tenth anniversary and we're welcoming visitors to our studio to check out one-of-a-kind pieces, early prototypes and works-in-progress along with numerous items for sale. And while you're in the neighbourhood, grab a coffee and support the not-for-profit creative writing centre, Story Planet at the Intergalactic Travel Authority (1165 Bloor St. W) or some amazing food at Ortolan (1211 Bloor St. W).

We're participating in Do Design with some work on display at Creatures Collective on Dundas. And come check out the 10th anniversary of Gladstone's Come Up To MY Room.  Information about all the exhibitions going on this week can be found at are at Toronto Design Offsite.

The Ontario Arts Council has helped over past year in development for our open house show. Thanks to everyone who has helped us in putting the Tumbling Ash, New Growth exhibit together:

The Brothers Dressler Workshop crew: Orion, Ryan, Julia, Rico, Kirsten, Tiffany, Issac & Michael.

Jenny Luong for her wonderful handdrawn lettering, burned by hand for the sign.

Tyler at We Care Tree Care

Christine at Progressive Tree Service

Aaron at Toronto Tree Removal

Bryce at Maple Hill Tree Services

Heather & Miki at Articulations

This project originated with a grant from the Toronto Arts Council.

MOTO chez Domison

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Come out to see a great collection of design from Toronto and MontrealOpening night is Thursday at 7:00pm at Domison Montreal, 4117 boul. St-Laurent au sud de Rachel.


[Photo: Domison MOTO présente: Pascale Girardin, Les Archivistes, National Design Collective, Craig Alun Smith, Brothers Dressler, Hey Day, Tomas Rojcik, TOMA, Caroline Trudeau]

As a companion show to the MOTO exhibition we participated in during Toronto Design Week, some of our pieces are off for Montreal for round two. A temporary installation presenting the works of cutting edge designers from Montreal and Toronto, it’s about creating a dialogue between these historically rivalrous design hubs, bringing the two distant creative platforms closer. Those of you in Montreal during design week festivities including Le Salon International du Design de Montreal should check out Domison for nightly entertainment and exhibits.