Born in Ottawa, Redmond Weissenberger grew up in the Canada and the United States and, with family in both countries, has developed a unique perspective on cross-border issues. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and works in the fields of industrial design and architecture. Redmond is concerned about the state of the environment and has been a student of the environmental movement for years. He has lectured at York University on global warming science and policy responses. He resides in Toronto with his wife and two children.