Different Hues. Different Views.
The Green Line is a local news outlet that investigates the way we live to help young Torontonians survive and thrive in a rapidly changing city. Together, let’s breathe new life into Toronto’s conversations so we can build a livable city for all.
Longtime journalist, media consultant and educator. Forever Scarborough native who now lives with her husband Lucan and cat twins in their century-old home in Leslieville.
Aspiring film photographer who studies journalism, communication and design at Ryerson (X) University. Visits beaches at 6 a.m. to clear her head.
Toronto-based standup comedian with poor taste in music. Do not consume on an empty stomach.
Scarborough mans and former chef. Big advocate of pantry diversification. Using wasabi-flavoured peanuts to heal the world.
ENGAGEMENT REPORTER AND NEWS INNOVATION FELLOW
Toronto by nature. Nigerian by design. Willowdale-bred. Graduate of Humber and George Brown College. Sharing the mic with the voiceless, and discovering different ways of life, one day at a time.
Currently a Master of Journalism student at Ryerson (X) University. Grew up on stories and games in the heart of downtown Toronto. Shoots photos and plays music.
Toronto native Tamil Canadian. Currently studying journalism and public relations at Toronto Metropolitan University. Writer and avid consumer of fiction. Boyband loyalist.
Soon-to-be graduate of the University of Toronto who writes about cultural and social intersections. Spare time is mostly spent eating, folding or thinking about dumplings.
FORMER REPORTER AND NEWS INNOVATION FELLOW
Vancouver native, Ryerson (X) University journalism graduate and long-time K-pop fan. Enjoys climbing mountains, learning about data visualization and throwing frisbees.
Montreal native and Ryerson (X) University School of Journalism graduate. Lives and dies by the Montreal Canadiens. Currently covering esports as a way to justify nightly gaming.
Torontonian based near Yonge and Eglinton. Cat lover and avid home cook who explores food through the lens of migration, history and culture.
FORMER ENGAGEMENT REPORTER AND NEWS INNOVATION FELLOW
First-generation Pakistani-Canadian and University of Toronto alumni. Obsessed with fashion and hip-hop. Heart of a poet, soul of an activist.
Indian student living in Old East York and pursuing a journalism post-grad at Centennial College. In absolute dismay that Tim Hortons hasn’t been a part of her life until now.
Plant-based, animal-loving Centennial College journalism student who hopes to bring more light into this dark post-pandemic world. Currently based in Midtown with roots in Vaughan.
An investigative journalist, producer and editor based in City Place focusing on extremism, politics and Islamophobia.
Grew up in New Delhi before moving to Toronto to study English lit at U of T. Now lives near Yonge and Finch. Tells print and audio stories, while trying to resist Toblerone bars.
Multiplatform sports journalist. Instructor at X University. Loves sports, but doesn't love the systems of oppression that surround them. Proud resident of Mississauga. Adores cats. Drinks coffee as a tool of resistance.
Writer from Scarborough, Black feminist cultural studies scholar and eldest daughter. Currently examining the connections between art, place-making and power.
Toronto Raptors fan, reporter and Carleton journalism grad. Passionate about building a media ecosystem that better represents society.
Soon-to-be University of Toronto grad who’s worked for The Globe and Mail and The Varsity. Loves all things cooking, chess and the Chinese diaspora.
Data-driven engagement journalist who’s crazy about digital strategy and data insights. Oxford University and CUNY graduate. Loves fiction, music and art in all their aspects.
WHO WE ARE
A person’s values reveal so much about
their character, so in that spirit, here’s
what we stand for.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
I created The Green Line for kid Anita, that born-and-bred Scarborough girl who grew up near McCowan and Finch feeling disconnected from the rest of Toronto, but who also had a lot of pride in who she was and where she came from. Growing up, I often made the long trek downtown — the symbolic centre of Toronto — by taking the 129 bus near my childhood home to the RT, before transferring to Kennedy and heading west on the green line for school, work and play.
There are a lot of kids like that across this city. Some of them come from Rexdale, others from Willowdale. But all of us share the same deep connection to the places that shaped who we are today.
And who are we today? Gen Zs. Millennials. Underserved Torontonians. In other words, the driving force behind Toronto’s culture and sense of community. So, now is the time to pay it forward by taking action on the issues that matter to us and our people.
Join The Green Line movement. Help us redefine Toronto through the way we live and the stories we tell.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
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