The Grid offers a fresh voice to Toronto's young urban crowd
TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Launching today, The Grid (thegridto.com) will be Toronto's first free weekly city magazine for people in their
20s and 30s, capturing the vibe and energy of the city at a street
"The Grid is a mash-up—visually and editorially—of a newspaper, a magazine and a
coffee-table book," said Laas Turnbull, publisher and editor-in-chief.
"I think people will be surprised by the quality of the packaging and
attention to detail. You just don't see that in an urban weekly.
On newsstands today, the cover story is all about food. The 16-page
package called "I'll Have What They're Having: A Chef's Guide to
Toronto" is written in part by James Beard Award-winner David Sax. Featured
content includes an exclusive profile of the Black Hoof's Jen Agg and Grant van Gameren,
along with the look at Toronto's recent food renaissance. It is based
on in-depth interviews with 97 of the city's top chefs.
From beer to politics to real estate, The Grid's roster of contributors will include the city's most current writers
taking the pulse on the news and views of Toronto's young, urban crowd.
Regular writers will include:
Edward Keenan, politics and social issues
Crystal Luxmore, beer
Christine Sismondo, cocktails and bar culture
Eric Velland, wine
Karon Liu, food and restaurants
David Sax (James Beard award-winner), food and restaurants
David Fleming, real estate
Briony Smith, style and fashion
Chris Shulgan, parenting
Jason Anderson and Katrina Onstad, film
Sarah Liss, music
Sarah Angel, visual arts
Kate Carraway, youth issues and personal advice
Thegridto.com will take a hyper-local focus on neighbourhoods in Toronto, allowing
visitors to find out what's going on where they are, in real time.
The Grid launch party took place last night at the Burroughes Building on Queen
West. Featuring DJ performances by K-OS and Brendan Canning from Broken
Social Scene, the event hosted hundreds of Toronto tastemakers
celebrating the launch.
About The Grid
The Grid is Toronto's newest free weekly city magazine. It will serve Toronto's
young urban crowd by covering politics, food, drink, culture, arts,
real estate and more. The Grid's print issue is available every Thursday, or anytime at thegridto.com.
You can also follow us at @thegridto on Twitter. The Grid is owned by Star Media Group.
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