Outdoors design and fashion
As in many other European cities, also Milan
has its own district still bearing the traces of the great industrial heritage of the '60s. Disused brick buildings, former mechanical works and so on.
Tortona District is all this for Milan. The area, once exclusively industrial, is now an amazing creative outdoor lab. It is a place where design, social life and joie de vivre come together and show visitors to Milan a unique conception of strategic city renovation.
Its essence is found along Via Tortona, Via Savona and Via Stendhal. Milan's Tortona District welcomes you with a mixed wealth of workshops, ateliers, craft shops, experimental cinema venues, cultural foundations and art exhibitions.
What once were old neglected plants, to be conceald to save the city's pride , have now become - just like Cindarella's pumpking turned into a carriage - true temples of design, showrooms and lofts where designers and other creative artists have lived , and still do, and thrive.
TDW – Tortona Design Week
Each year, a festival hosting brilliant ideas and opportunities for getting together to exchange opinions on the world of design and style takes place.
It is the Tortona Design Week (also known as TDW), a fringe event that has been proposing outstanding urban design and innovation since the early 2000s involving sky-high figures: 200 exhibitors, 30,000 sq m exhibition area, over 100,000 visitors from all over the world; the whole with truly stimulating contents over the years.
How to reach Tortona District from Hotel Canada
The best way to reach Via Tortona from Hotel Canada is to take bus 94, which stops in front of the hotel, direction Cadorna and get off at S. Ambrogio stop. There you can take the MM2 underground line and get off after two stops at Porta Genova.