is a weekly online magazine named after the Toronto region's main street and the spine that ties us altogether. Our mission is to see the future in what is working well in the Toronto region today. We focus on the talent, innovation, diversity and quality of life stories in the region—all the things that create incredible demand for this place and keep it growing. Yonge Street
also seeks to publish the news in a way that reflects the community and helps us all understand it better.
– Sheena Lyonnais
Sheena Lyonnais joined Yonge Street
as managing editor in January 2013. Her career kicked off in music journalism where she spent years documenting Canada's role in the international music landscape. Her focus grew to include innovation, technology, media, digital culture and feminism. This diversity earned her the tech and business editor spot at Toronto Standard
. She's written for The Grid, Women of Influence
magazine and various other publications. She is passionate about communities and cultures within cities, and is proud to call Toronto her home. For all editorial inquiries, please contact Sheena here
– Ritu Bhardwaj
Ritu is an engaged Torontonian who loves living in the Beach. Earlier in her career, she was the founder of a design and manufacturing company, taking concepts from creation, to development overseas and then importing to the Canadian retail market. Prior to joining Yonge Street
, Ritu was the marketing director of a Toronto design collective specializing in experiential marketing. Ritu is also currently the executive director of The Arts Access Fund
, a charitable organization providing arts scholarships for children and youth to further develop their artistic talents. Ritu is an active community volunteer who also enjoys sharing her passion for sailing, nordic skiing and travelling—with her family.
– Bert Archer
Bert Archer is development editor of Yonge Street
, and writes about real estate for both Toronto Life
and the Toronto Standard
. He's been a journalist since 1994.
Innovation and Job News Editor
– Hamutal Dotan
Hamutal Dotan was born at Mount Sinai, raised by the lake, and studied at U of T, but didn't realize how much Toronto was part of her until she left to live in other cities. The contrasts were illuminating, and she's very happy living here once again. Hamutal is the editor-in-chief of Torontoist
, where she also sneaks in as much writing about City Hall as she can manage. She comments on local politics for CBC's Metro Morning, has contributed essays to several books in Coach House's uTOpia
series and thinks that cities are best seen on foot.
– Tanja-Tiziana Burdi
Tanja-Tiziana is a professional photographer and visual artist, born and raised in Toronto. She is the former managing editor of blogTO
and has had her work published both locally and internationally in Spacing
magazine, the Toronto Star
, Quill & Quire
, the National Post
amongst others. In her artwork, she seeks out the ghosts of past eras within the modern metropolis via nostalgic black & white imagery. Her daily photoblog follows her along at Doublecrossed.ca
. Tanja's latest project is, Not My Father's Slides
, a blog featuring found vintage slide photos from Toronto and beyond.
Civic Impact Editor
– Katia Snukal
Katia Snukal is currently interning with Spacing
magazine while finishing her Urban Studies degree at The University of Toronto.
- Ashley Marie Aidenbaum
- Paul Schutt, Issue Media Group