IMFTO will help you to design Toronto’s future through a series of how-to videos, workshops with professionals, and field trips.

Step 01:


All participating youth sign up for the Design Workshop.
Pre-workshop, you will be asked to watch the How-To-Design video series, and then join in the online, or hopefully onsite workshop at OCAD University, with design professors and students.

Step 02:

Choose your track

Once you IMAGINE and MAKE your solution to Toronto’s biodiversity. You will select one of three workshop tracks to CONNECT your designs:

  • Journalism Workshop will show you How-To-Report on biodiversity (or its lack) in your communities. 
  • Policy Workshop will show you How-To-Make-Policy and share your ideas with the Toronto Youth Cabinet. 
  • Advertising Workshop will show you How-to-Advertise and create campaigns that build awareness for the need for biodiversity in Toronto.

Each track includes two workshops. These will take place in Winter 2023 (exact dates will be announced closer to the start of the workshops). There are also potential field trips to the Globe and Mail offices for the Journalism Track, City Hall for the Policy Track, and Sid Lee offices for the Advertising Track.

Step 03:


All will lead to an exhibition, to celebrate Pantone’s Color of Biodiversity with Tealeaves and the United Nations.

The Workshops: