Here we go again, another year of the Parliament Street News. This is our first edition of the year and it was a long winter. But, what says spring better than the Forsythia Festival. After missing two years we went all out with the festival this year with lots of stuff about the founder Tony Brady. We even found his sister living in Key West, who contributed an article about the Cabbagetown legend.
Coincidentally the forsythia and blue sky are very suggestive of the Ukrainian Flag. Perhaps this year, we should be tying a blue ribbon to accompany the festive yellow plants and costumes as part of the celebration. It also reminds us of our good fortune.
We have some great new advertisers. It was a challenging year for many businesses, and seeing the action coming back to the streets is exciting. If you are interested in communicating with over 2500 houses, please get in touch. We deliver via Canada Post, and another 500 copies get delivered in the area per issue.
We can always make space. When I speak with advertisers, associations and business owners, I make it very clear that while many think print is dead, it is also very much alive. It should never be considered the only solution rather advertising in the PSN is about maintaining visibility within the community. We started the paper to give small businesses of all shapes and sizes a very affordable vehicle to stay connected with the community. Here we are, 12 years later, and the PSN has never been more relevant.
If you are reading this, you get the point. Please make sure to let advertisers and contributors know you saw their story. If you see their ad, let them know as well. It helps the paper, and they love to hear about it. Oh, and share as much as you can.
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All the best
Publisher, Parliament Street News
Writers & Content Wanted
It is incredible how many people claim to be writers and actually are writers in the area. What is more impressive is none of them ever write for the PSN. They have beefs and opinions like all of us. And they know how to write. They even say they are going to write and seldom do. We always need content. So if you are a writer, want to be a writer, a student, a budding journalist, a restaurant reviewer, a blogger or just want to share something with the community, please get in touch.
If you have read the paper, you know the articles can be about anything you like, even if it is far away. If you have an image, even better. Please get in touch. The next issue is right around the corner.