Resident Members 

Our hand-picked group of fashion entrepreneurs represents the best and brightest in the Canadian fashion scene. Resident members enjoy 24/7 access to our facility, unlimited mentoring hours and exclusive mentoring time with TFI’s Executive Director, Susan Langdon.  

Now Accepting Applications!

To get ahead in fashion, you need to understand business. Our prestigious, by-application-only Resident Membership Program gets this. We offer 10 emerging talents one-year leases, in a light-filled Exhibition Place studio, where they can work and grow their business into a financial success.

Get shared access to industrial equipment such as sergers, a coverstitch machine, single-needle machines, industrial irons, cutting tables and more. Space is limited to a maximum of 10 studios. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Could you be one of them?

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TFI resident Sid Neigum working in the studio

“Over the past few years of being a TFI resident, Susan Langdon and the support of TFI have propelled my business to a point where I now sell in several luxury boutiques around the world.

With strong ties to the fashion community, locally and abroad, TFI has arranged many opportunities for me such as a fully sponsored buying trip to Korea and a sales meeting in Philadelphia.

Susan also made a personal introduction for me to The Room at HBC which resulted in my largest order for the spring 2015 season.”

-Sid Neigum, TFI Resident (2012-2022)

Featured Resident

TFI resident Miriam Baker working in the studio

Miriam Baker


Timeless designs embodying understated elegance, particularly designed for women with larger busts, is the hallmark of designer.

Miriam Baker who won the prestigious Suzanne Rogers Award for Most Promising New Label in 2014, and was featured as a designer to watch in Flare magazine.

Designed and proudly made in Canada, dresses and separates feature impeccable craftsmanship made from original prints and the highest quality of fabrics.

Resident Alumni

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