Presenters: Sarita Parmar and Shanna-Kay Smith from Open Architecture Collaborative Toronto (@OACToronto)

The Open Architecture Collaborative‘s mission is to look at the long-term (slow) disasters — such as homelessness, displacement, and gentrification — which architecture/design created; and how can we address these problems within our communities. Creating sustainable solutions that connect with our stakeholders’ identities, desire, and values; meeting their needs in an innovative and socially responsible design. 

Sarita Parmar recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Arts in Human Geography and American Studies before joining OACTo as a Project Management Assistant. 

Shanna-Kay Smith graduated from The School of Interior Design at Ryerson Univerity; she is the Chapter Director, developing the strategy and objectives for Open Architecture Toronto.

Our weekly civic tech hacknights bring together designers, coders, urban planners, government staff, mappers, policy-makers, students, communications strategists, and all other Torontonians who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable and equitable, through design, tech, and data. (Coders are welcome, but you don’t have to be a coder to contribute!) Come and be part of it!


6:30-7:00: Welcome and intros 
7:00-7:30: Presentation and Q&A/discussion 
7:30-9:00: Breakout groups (make something!)

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