What’s going on
Recent news, updates, press and awards.
The Meramec Valley library in St.Louis has commissioned Toboggan to imagine and create two experiences for the new children’s discovery areas. The first interactive is a “story wall’” where children use Playbloks with words or illustrations on them, to complete or reimagine a nursery rhyme. The second experience is a construction area where Playbloks are used as playful bricks to build simple walls and structures.
Children visiting the London Public Library in Ontario can now play with an interactive magnetic wall designed by Toboggan. Colourful foam shapes can be arranged to create an imaginary garden of leafs and giant flowers.
Toboggan Design has been chosen to reimagine and design the new Canadian Children Museum planned to open in 2021. Laurent Carrier, one of Toboggan’s partners, was part of the original design team back in 1994 and is excited to take part of the renewal as he will get to revisit the visitor experience and exhibits following new goals.
The OMA Award of Excellence in Special Projects was awarded to the Canada Science and Technology Museum for its successful renewal of its 80,000 sq. ft. exhibition spaces, which includes Exploratek and ZOOOM.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum receives the award for outstanding achievement in the category Exhibitions. This award was received for the new permanent exhibitions, including ZOOOM designed by Toboggan.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is the first national public institution in Canada to earn the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) program. Toboggan is proud to have collaborated with the museum in creating truly accessible exhibits.
The Canada Science and Technology Museum appear on the list of finalists for the CASCADE award. This award is given annually for the best permanent, temporary or travelling exhibition or small multimedia, live presentation or planetarium show of a CASC Full Member.
Toboggan launches Loodo, a children’s exhibition rental initiative that strives to offer educational, playful and engaging easy-to-assemble traveling exhibits that provide a safe environment in which youngsters play, explore, collaborate, create and learn.
Building Buddies, Toboggan’s travelling exhibit starts touring in Europe.
Opening of ZOOOM, an hands-on exhibition located in the Canada Science and Technology Museum where children aged eight and under can investigate, experiment, and exercise their creativity.
Opening of Exploratek, a tinkering space where visitors can experiment with hands-on activities.
On October 22 2016, the Mongolian Children Museum located in Ulaanbaatar will be welcoming the Building Buddies exhibit.
Toboggan launches a new product, the Duo-Lok tab shields, a RFID protection for all kinds of wallet.
The exhibition ART AND INNOVATION: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection opens its door.
Toboggan has been selected to design and implement the Children’s Innovation Space, set to open in fall 2017, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.
Toboggan reveals the teaser video of FLIXI, its new product to be launched on Kickstarter on May 28, 2015.
The Bata Shoe Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary and opens the exhibition “Standing Tall: the curious history of men in heels!” designed by Toboggan and APC.
The Canadian Children’s Museum new traveling exhibition called “Kids Celebrate!” designed by Toboggan.
The exhibition “Moving With the River” designed by Toboggan opens at the Canadian Museum of History.
The Jury of the 2013 Children’s Museum Award announces that the Manitoba Children’s Museum is one of the confirmed finalists.
AWARD – JULY 2012
The exterior Manitoba Children’s Museum sign designed by Toboggan wins the 2012 National Sign Competition in the Stand Alone Sign category.
Laurent attends the Ecsite conference in Toulouse as one of the presenters in a session called “Exhibition Without Words“.
The Discoveryland exhibition is nominated for the Canadian Science Centres CASCADE award (best exhibition category).
Toboggan completes the Master Plan for the new Children’s Hall at Science Museum Oklahoma.
Discoveryland exhibition for young children is inaugurated at Telus World of Science Edmonton.
Building Buddies traveling exhibition is launched at Science Museum Oklahoma.
Opening of the new permanent experience galleries at the Manitoba Children’s Museum.
Conception and realisation of the Playblok project, the customizable EPP multi-impact foam blocks.
AWARD – 2009
The X-1 football helmet obtains the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.
Release of the X1 football helmet, designed by Toboggan Design for Xenith LLC.
Toboggan Design launches Capsul, a multipurpose case for people with an active and minimalism lifestyle.
HONOURABLE MENTION – 2003
I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review honourable mention received for the Remix helmet, designed by Toboggan for Burton Snowboards.
Tobogganing as a sport appears to have originated on the slopes of Mount Royal in Montreal in the late 19th century.