Desirée Ossandon
Writer/Editor and Community Manager 
Ryan Drew Hayward 
Business Manager



Desirée Ossandon
Columns: Career Tips, Creative Tips, Around the Creative World, Reviews, Interviews, CAC Kids, Tutorials, New Canadian Music MondaysToday in Canadian Art History, Daily Muse (Creative Prompts)  
Desirée Ossandon (Desirée O / D. Cole Ossandon) is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist as well as the founder, Writer/Editor and Community Manager of Canada Arts Connect and Canada Arts Connect Magazine. Her work is often experimental – exploring culture, society, and human nature – and has appeared in publications including Shameless Magazine, Matrix Magazine, Branch Magazine, The Incongruous Quarterly, ditch, and Steel Bananas. @DesireeO.

Ryan B. Patrick
Column: Check back soon!
(Former column: URBAN/intersection)
Ryan B. Patrick is a Toronto-based writer and music journalist who has contributed to a number of national media outlets (print, online, radio) including Exclaim! Magazine, Huffington Post Canada, Sway Magazine,, NOW Magazine, and CBC Music. His interests include being immersed in and documenting the Canadian arts and culture scene.

Carly MagaCarly Maga
Column: Check back soon!
(Former column: Artistic Fusion
Carly Maga is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Canada, mainly covering the city’s arts and culture beat and reviewing its world-renowned theatre industry. Carly is currently a staff writer and critic for Torontoist, contributor, columnist and critic for The Grid, and entertainment blogger for Yahoo! Canada. She has written for The Globe and MailHazlittToronto StandardToronto.comThe A.V. Club Toronto, OpenFile TorontoAUX, and more. Carly is also an experienced social media copywriter and campaign manager, currently working and consulting on a freelance basis.

Jaclyn Qua HiansenJaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Column: Out of the Burbs, Flipping the Page
Jaclyn is a communications and social media professional in Mississauga, ON. She is also an avid reader and former bookseller who writes book reviews on her blog in her spare time.
Follow her on Twitter: @jacqua83


Catherine Romano
Catherine Romano is a Toronto based writer and photographer, and former dancer. With a focus on dance subcultures, such as the house party scene, burlesque showcase, and street dance battle, Catherine is most interested in performances that take place outside the traditional theatre environment. Visit her blog or follow her on twitter @catromano..



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Past Columnists & Contributors

Amanda Bazin

Tristan Biggs

Dina Del Bucchia

Rebecca Coleman

Kim Davidson

Jessie Davis

Byron Gillespie

Carol Gimbel

Christina Gunn

Scott Honsberger

Nora House

Amen Jafri

Jenifer Lapierre

Nathaniel G. Moore

Laura Nguyen

Stacey Perlin

Corrie Peters

Meghan Sheffield

Andrew Snowdon

Natalie Zina Walschots

Mish Way

Lee Weisser