Disrupting Design

Hosted by Matt Galloway, Disrupting Design celebrates innovations in Canadian industrial, urban and graphic design.

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Can architecture heal? This Toronto centre sees design as essential to well-being

After opening their new building, the length of stay for Bridgepoint Active Healthcare patients is down by 30%. People are getting better faster.

'Putting the soul into' Toronto's Pan Am Aquatic Sports Centre with graphic design

Explore the aqueous design which summons emotion and engages athletes.

Transforming the unused area under Toronto's Gardiner Expressway into a public art space

The disregarded space under the Gardiner Expressway will become a park, now known as The Bentway — or maybe it's not quite right to call it a park.

How a cozy cave brought people together to fend off winter on a frozen beach

Last winter, a secret fur-lined room inside an imposing sphere appeared on Toronto's east-end beach as an 'invitation to be with strangers' and persevere through winter.

Walls that change colour to your touch: Fighting technological disconnection with more technology

Architecture students Robyn Thomson and Jessica Chen think that even though technology has made our lives easier, we've lost connection in the process.

Could drones eventually get so small you could build with them like Lego? What would you create?

Dr. Vertegaal pictures a future where virtual reality lives in the real world without screens — and according to him, we're closer than you might think.

Design to benefit the world: This solar-powered backpack improves health and education

Many children without electricity need kerosene lamps to study — but kerosene is toxic. Now, Kenyan entrepreneur Salima Visram is using design to change lives.

This retired physics teacher wanted the most sustainable house possible — and it looks great too

"Imagine a world where we don't have to clear-cut forests just to create our housing." Rammed earth shows that sustainability can be beautiful.

The garden, the beach, the sky: Ryerson University's downtown Toronto architectural oasis

The Ryerson Student Learning Centre breaks the routine rhythms and movements of daily student life and empowers students to take full ownership of their space.

Crafty cardboard design activism for special needs children

Ryerson professor Jason Nolan wants to build a world where children with special needs can play and learn in an environment that helps them be more independent.

This Ottawa development shows affordable housing can be enviornmentally sustainable too

Anthony Leaning, leading architect for CSV Architects in Ottawa, showcases the Salus Clementine Passive House, a 42-unit, 4-storey energy efficient apartment building, that sets new efficiency standards for housing and commercial construction in Western Culture.

This Toronto designer wants to revolutionize getting around with his tiny fold-up electric bicycle

Henry Chong thinks people should stop "looking upwards" for big transportation companies to provide solutions for people in congested cities.
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Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Curling Classic on CBC - Portage la Prairie - Championship Final

Neither winter weather nor stubborn opponents has prevented these two teams from reaching the finals. Now who will have the golden touch and who will have their hopes swept away? Tune in and find out.
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International Swimming League on CBC: USA Derby - Washington DAY 2

Day two of swimming competition will have the swimming teams put on a capital perfromance from the US's capital of Washington, DC.
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Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Curling Classic on CBC - Portage la Prairie - Semi Final

The field narrows in Semi Final action of the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Curling Classic from Portage-la-Prairie, SK.
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World Curling Tour: Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic on CBC - Final

Watch Finals action to see who will come out on top as winner of The Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic from Halifax, NS.
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Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Curling Classic on CBC - Portage la Prairie - Quarter Finals

Watch Quarter Final action of the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Curling Classic from Portage-la-Prairie, SK.
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World Curling Tour: Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic on CBC - Semifinal

Watch the best curlers from Canada and around the world battle in Semi final action from Halifax, NS.
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ISU Speed Skating World Cup on CBC: Minsk

Day 3 of speed skating action at the Speed Skating Stadium in Minsk, Belarus.
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Championship Figure Skating on CBC: Grand Prix of Russia - Gala

Grand Prix of Russia Gala from Moscow, Russia
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World Curling Tour: Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic on CBC - Quarter-final

Watch the best curlers from Canada and around the world battle in Quarter final action from Halifax, NS.
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WBSC Premier12 Baseball on CBC: Gold Medal game

A gold medal, an Olympic berth and a $1.5 million payday are the goals that these two teams are fighting for. Who will cash in?
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CBC Sports Late Night: International Swimming League on CBC - USA Derby (Replay)

The sixth stop on the International Swimming League tour takes us to the Geary F Eppley Recreation Center from College Park, MD, located in the US's capital of Washington, DC.
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C'est formidable!

Every weekend on C'est formidable, host Florence K presents music from the world of francophone artists. C'est formidable is broadcast every Sunday at 4 pm. on CBC Radio 2 and at 11 pm. on Radio. Go to CBC Listen!
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WBSC Premier12 Baseball on CBC: Bronze Medal Game

These two teams tried their best but they fell short of the gold medal match. Now they will try not to fall further and end up in fourth place. Who will it be?