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Dave Bidini dives into the Newspaper business

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with musician, writer, filmmaker and publisher, Dave Bidini


WHO: Dave Bidini

WHAT: The West End Phoenix, a monthly community newspaper for Toronto’s West End, is set to launch in October 2017. Dreamed up by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini, it will be a home-delivered broadsheet devoted to telling the stories of a diverse, compelling and quickly evolving catchment, from the Junction Triangle to Parkdale, Christie Pits to Baby Point.

WHERE: Available via subscription

WHEN: First issue arrives in October 2017

BIO: Slow print, small run, mighty and true, the non-profit West End Phoenix is a community newspaper dreamed up by writer and Rheostatic Dave Bidini, giving voice to the swirl of neighbourhoods that make up one of North America’s fastest evolving catchments.
Patron-supported and ad-free — and devoted to the magic and power of print — the Phoenix invites you to join the chorus of readers around the city as well as Canada’s best writers, photographers and illustrators as we produce a new monthly broadsheet for our times.

WEBSITE: https://westendphoenix.com

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.


To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm

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