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Join us on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at The Grand Luxe in Toronto

for DDA’s Annual Awards Gala!

This year’s Awards Gala will be held at the marvelous Grand Luxe event space in Toronto and will allow you to catch up with your colleagues in style, enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a three-course dinner, and of course, cheer on and recognize the accomplishments of our 2022 DDA Canada Decorating and Design Competition Award winners.

Every year we look forward to connecting, sharing, celebrating and learning together and are excited to be back in-person!

This event is open to both members and non-members, so why not invite a décor and design colleague to experience this flagship DDA Canada event?

Event Schedule

4:30 PM: Registration Opens 

5:00 PM: Cocktail Reception & Networking 

6:00 PM: Keynote Speaker: Karl Lohnes, Home Design Expert

6:30 PM: Dinner & Awards 

*DDA Canada will be following all Municipal, Provincial and Federal COVID-19 protocols. Please stay tuned for specific duty of care instructions leading up to the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Our annual awards gala will be taking place in person on Thursday October 27, 2022, at the Grand Luxe in Toronto, ON. This event is a great way to meet and interact with the Canadian design community, and we’re looking for your generous support in order to help make it happen!

If you are interested in supporting the event by way of sponsorship, please contact

2022 Awards Competition Overview

The competition is open to Accredited DDA Members. Each category has unique eligibility criteria and entry requirements.

For each project, entrants are required to submit photos, drawings and a design statement for the judges to review. Basic project and entrant information is also required, including the project’s overall budget, a headshot and bio, and a project brief.

Entries must be the principal work of the entrant submitting the entry. Entrants who worked collaboratively on a project may submit the project as a team, as long as all entrants meet the eligibility criteria.

Gold, silver and bronze winners may be chosen in each category. Choice award finalists are selected from among the winners of various categories. This year, we look forward to presenting the following choice awards:

People’s Choice Award – selected by the general public from among the gold winners of each category.

Influencer’s Choice Award – selected by a Canadian design influencer from among the winners of the Whole Home categories.