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About Yonge Street

Yonge Street 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.
 
Managing Editor – Elena Yunusov

Elena Yunusov covers innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship as a senior editor at BetaKit and has been a feature writer for YongeStreet, writing about 3D printing, makerspaces, drones, and city building. Elena works with startups and technology companies through an agency she founded, Communicable Inc. Elena manages content strategy, events and partnerships for startups and global companies, and organizes large public community, technology and innovation events in Toronto, like EDIT and Toronto Maker Festival.
 

Publisher – 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.
 
Civic Impact Editor – Kaitlyn Kochany

Kaitlyn Kochany is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor. She has contributed to TorontoistSpacing magazine, DandyhorseThe Grid, and others. She writes about arts and culture, sexuality, non-profits, cycling issues, and professional life.

Innovation and Job News Editor – Igor Bonifacic

Igor Bonifacic is a Toronto-based writer who is interested in exploring the intersection of technology, culture, entrepreneurship and life. He has contributed to several local prominent publications, including blogTOToronto Standard and Profit Magazine. 

Managing Photographer – Tanja-Tiziana Burdi

Tanja-Tiziana is a pro 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, Now Magazine, the Toronto Star, Variety, Quill & Quire, the National Post, Xtra! and the CBC amongst others. In her artwork, Tanja seeks out the ghosts of past eras within the modern metropolis. Her daily photoblog follows her along at Doublecrossed.ca.

Development Editor – Paul Gallant
A former managing editor of Yonge Street Media, Toronto-based journalist Paul Gallant writes about international business, travel, cultural and social issues for a variety of publications. His work has appeared in Canadian Business, the Toronto Star, National Geographic Traveler India, Reader's Digest Canada, Passport, Spacing and Chatelaine among others. He interviewed a lot of music types in the 1990s (Robin S., Utra Naté, Moby, Suzanne Vega) and a lot of theatre types in the 2000s (Daniel MacIvor, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Eric Peterson, Rick Miller), though he's spent more time recently tracking down CEOs and community leaders who know how to get things done.


Group Publisher - Paul Schutt, Issue Media Group
 
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