Micayla Doria is a Toronto based artist. Graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Micayla works as an interdisciplinary artist exploring and experimenting with mediums, techniques and processes within the field of drawing and painting, integrated media, as well as performance art. In 2013, Micayla founded Celebrate Toronto, a festival that celebrates the city's annual anniversary while bringing awareness and funds towards sustainable development projects across the city of Toronto.
Micayla continues her involvement in gallery shows and charity galas and sits on the Board of Directors for Unbounded. Past experience includes the Art Curator for the Vaughan Film Festival and volunteer for the After Breast Cancer Organization. Her commercial and commissioned work is found across The GTA from galleries to restaurants to the walls of her clients.
She has traveled internationally engaging in different communities and supported valuable and sustainable community development projects abroad. Through the award-winning Childreach International program Micayla took an opportunity to engage in the Futurebuild Project and played an active hands-on role in valuable community-based projects in Tanzania, Africa. She gained a comprehensive understanding of sustainable community development, as well as a unique insight into the lives of families living in rural areas of the developing world. This experience has nurtured her in becoming a culturally conscious community leader. Her passion for adventure and culture has carried her through Costa Rica, Australia, Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Zanzibar, to name a few.
Michael David Lo Faso is an honour graduate from Birmingham City University where he attained a degree in law. During his time in Birmingham, England he had the opportunity to travel all across Europe diving into the arts and cultures of; Belgium, Germany, France, England, Italy and the Czech Republic. Although not trained musically, Michael has learned to create some of his own musical pieces as his passion for the arts stemmed from a young age. His interests include, traveling, music, poetry, entertainment, sport and cooking. Currently Michael works as legal assistant, while studying for his Masters at Osgoode Hall. He also sits on the Board of Directors for non profit organization, Celebrate Toronto which focuses on the history and culture of the City of Toronto. Michael engages the surrounding art world and community with enthusiasm, and stands by his motto "Try anything Twice".
Ady is a Junior Research writer at the world’s largest online trend-hunting platform -- yet she’s never less than inspired by the incredible diversity, uniqueness and individuality of Toronto. Raised in the small town of Madoc Ontario, this Torontonian of five years couldn’t imagine a better place to call home. Pop culture enthusiast, admirer of sparkles, lover of local craft beer and seeker of hidden coffee shops. The best part about this city? You could live in Toronto your whole life and never experience all that it has to offer.
Neil Wong is Founder of Thank You Toronto, a Cause-Based Apparel Company that supports Homeless and Local Charities and Campaigns in Toronto with every product sold. The company has been commended on triggering a movement of Social Justice and Charitable Causes in many Small Start Ups and Large Corporations business models. Thank You Toronto is also known for the popular Instagram Account (@ThankYouToronto) which showcases the beauty of Toronto in all it’s aspects and has gained a network in excess of 40,000 Followers and over 150,000 Hashtags.
With a love of fashion, business, and philanthropy, Neil’s goal is to expand the Thank You Toronto Movement lines through a series of new products, charitable campaigns, and collaborations with companies across Toronto & Canada.
Carina is Founder/CEO of Woofapalooza - a non-profit organization that supports and engages the dog community. The organizations goal is to host festivals and seminars to finance its initiatives in order to aid animal shelters and rescue organizations. www.woofapalooza.ca.
Toronto encompasses the history of my roots and shaped my childhood. The nostalgia hits me at any given moment depending on where my travels take me in the city. It holds for me the eclectic vibes of all the people who call Toronto their home, and of all the people before them. My past, my present, my future - Toronto, ON.