This years members of OYT include:

Heather Smith 
I’m an architecturally experienced person with a curiosity for painting. I’d like to learn through painting while learning about painting.
Joshua Love 
Musician/Artist/ Philosopher After having lived in Chengdu, China for the past 15 years teaching Western Culture in Chinese Universities, been guest presenter for TEDx, Pecha Kucha, offering public lectures on Nietszche, Art and Morality, Joshua C Love has returned to North America with an “out-of-the-box” way of thinking. Scaling the re-introduction of Western Thought has shaped the nature of his work as a musician, producer and artist. With a complex family history, extensive international residency, a global volunteer and father of 3 children, his works draw from a highly internalized observation of the Objective, the material and immaterial nuances of psychology and the sometimes antagonizing interrelatedness between Will-Power and the Imagination. With the power of the ‘self’ always at the core of any religion or philosophy, he believes that the only way for society and its views to be collectively reborn is through the rebirth of the ‘imagination’. “People think music and film are simply forms of entrainment. I totally disagree. They are actually vivid ways of reminding ourselves how significant illusion and projection are to our connected natures.”
Heather Love 
I’m an architecturally experienced person with a curiosity for painting. I’d like to learn through painting while learning about painting.
Jayne Grigorovich 
Jayne Grigorovich is an artist and textile designer from Toronto, Canada. Her work explores the emotional qualities of surfaces through their colour, texture and pattern. She is interested in the potential of handmade objects to express beauty, provide solace and evoke memory
Mark Zador 
I’m an architecturally experienced person with a curiosity for painting. I’d like to learn through painting while learning about painting.
Geoff Christou
Geoff Christou is an intern-architect, specializing in sustainable architecture at Coolearth Architects; director of Our Paper Life, a cardboard design and manufacturing studio specializing in events and trade show; and food forest gardener. He is an avid reader and learner, and was drawn to study ecology through the works of Rachel Carson, Bill Mollison, Ian McHarg, and more.
Joanne Frisch 
As an architect / designer I continue to explore the context, form and patterns that surround me. Recently I’ve been focused on the process of Design/ Build. I love collaborating to actualize ideas as they can become objects, buildings, cities, etc. Currently I am working at Urban Space Property Group doing design and project management. In my spare time I am becoming obsessed with water. .

Past Participants

Nicky Bruun-Meyer 
I have a passion for the built environment, cities, public space, and community engagement and like to explore these topics through photography, writing, and other design projects. In addition to Open Eyes Toronto, I have engaged my creativity by way of The Stop Night Market, Gallery 44, 100 in 1 Day, and Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
May Wu
I moved to Toronto after architecture school, since then I’ve spent much time exploring the city and capturing its bit and pieces with my camera. I’m always intrigued by material and details. Currently, I’m exploring with textiles and origami.
Adrienne Michelle Comars
is self-declared as well as institutionally-reared to read the urban and rural landscape in a way that is analytic, playful and solution-oriented. She has a keen interest in flexible spaces, adult playscapes and healing the spirit through interactions with built and ecological landscapes. In addition to being a part of Open Eyes Toronto she also engages in other community oriented projects like Toronto Radio Project and Samba Elégua. .
Gelareh Saadatpajouh
Gelareh is one half of Society of Homo Ludens, an experimental studio that practices place-making through various methods including psychogeographic walks, narrative environments, play and storytelling. She’s also the co-founder of Playwalk, the practice of exploring the city for no other purpose than play. She has been heavily involved in mobilizing the Canadian design scene, and was the director of Research and Development at Toronto Design Offsite Festival for the past three years.
Felipe Aranda V
Felipe is a multidisciplinary visual artist specializing in 3D visualization, Architectural photography & video. He experiments with Imagery collection, photographic tracking and visual documentation as actions-concepts to expose and celebrate human built spaces and natural environments. He is the founder of glocal Imagery
Michael Charendoff
As a public education coordinator, Michael communicates stories about water. As an outdoor enthusiast, he can be found paddling the rivers and lakes, hiking the forests and cross-country skiing the trails of Ontario.