Top Canadian Media Contacts You Want to Be in Touch With (Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa)

Using our media database, we’ve created a list of the top Canadian media contacts (in our humble opinion) from Toronto, Vancouver & Ottawa. Our solution lets you find media contacts relevant to your story—from local Canadian journalists to influencers across the globe.

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Canadian media list

Canada has two national daily newspapers, The Globe and Mail and the National Post. You can find local daily or weekly papers in many communities across Ontario and other provinces.

Canadian magazines usually focus on a specific area, for example, business, fashion, music, politics, sports and more.

From the PR pros point of view, however, another question arises: which news sites and individual reporters have the greatest impact?

I’ve decided to make this task easier for you.

I believe that successful relations with the media are those in which you contact a person, having already done research on their work. Even a few sentences, like “I’ve read your article and I decided to write to you because it’s relevant to the press release I’d like to send you.”

Toronto media contacts list

Today, Toronto is the most important metropolis of the country and its economic capital. It is here that the real business and political discussion take place. Who should you follow? Here are some examples from our Toronto media contacts list:

Rosemary Barton

CBS NEWS

Currently, she is the Parliament Hill correspondent for CBC News and a co-anchor.  She was the host of Power & Politics on CBC News Network. She managed to conduct an exclusive interview with the Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau.

Lisa LaFlamme

Chief News Anchor & Senior Editor at CTV National News – CTV Television Network.

She’s a Canadian television journalist, and currently the chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News. LaFlamme previously served as the news international affairs correspondent. She interviewed Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Boris Jonhson…want to be the next on the list?;)

Georgia Balogiannis

Editor-in-Chief Metroland Media Toronto

Toronto is a vibrant and diverse city, with so many stories to be told. Do you want to reach the local community? You better get in touch with Georgia Balogiannis. She’s an Editor-in-Chief in Metroland Media Toronto. Her favorite topics are Art, Education, Entertainment, Politics, Local News, Sports, Community News. Titbit about Georgia? She was one of the lead editors on an ambitious digital and print project, titled The Millennial Mission. The project examines how post-secondary institutions are preparing millennials for the workforce.

David Nickle

Reporter for the Metroland Media Toronto

David Nickle is the author of several novels and numerous short stories. His latest novel, VOLK: A Novel of Radiant Abomination, is available from ChiZine Publications. His novel Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism (to which VOLK is a sequel) was a finalist for the Aurora Award, the Sunburst Award, and the Compton Crook Award.

Vancouver media contact list

Vancouver is so famous for being one of the world’s “most livable cities” that it’s regularly cited as one of the top examples whenever “liveable” cities are discussed. See this is a good opportunity for your brand? See who can cover it. In Vancouver, you may notice two main outlets: The Vancouver Sun Online and Province Online. You’ll find more examples in our Vancouver media contact list.

Valerie Casselton

Managing Editor at The Vancouver Sun Online

Specialties: Newsroom leadership & direction of news content. Strategic planning, digital transformation, financial/budget management, professional development and training, interviewing & hiring. Strong editor, writer, communicator and collaborator. 

Dan Fumano

Reporter at The Province Online

A reporter for The Province and The Vancouver Sun daily newspapers in Vancouver, BC. He specializes in topics, such as Entertainment, Finance & Banking Services. Recently he wrote an article about the cost of climate change for the city.

Ottawa media contact list

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Here you will mainly cover political topics. Two examples from our Ottawa media list:

Chris Hannay

Editor The Globe and Mail

Chris Hannay is assistant editor in the Ottawa bureau and creator and author of the daily Politics Briefing newsletter. He describes himself as a “Political journalist during the day. Community builder at night”.

Amanda Connolly

Political Reporter at Global Television Network

She covers terrorism and the military for iPolitics, a Canadian website focusing on in-depth coverage of federal politics. Her responsibilities include covering Senate and House of Commons committees, the passage and proposal of national security legislation.

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