The Georgia Straight
  • 1701 W. Broadway
  • Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1Y3
  • Canada
  • Phone: (604) 730-7000
  • Fax: (604) 730-7010
  • Circulation: 119,047 (as of June 2012)
  • Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Thursday
  • Market Served: Metro Vancouver
  • National Advertising: DPS Media Inc.
Canada's Largest Urban Weekly

The Georgia Straight has been an integral part of life in Vancouver B.C. for over 43 years.

In addition to feature stories on everything from politics and social issues to local underground musicians and artists, every issue includes details on pretty much everything happening in Vancouver, from movies to literary events and concerts.

In every section of the publication, from food to arts, there is information about people and places that are unique in Vancouver, and that our readers very likely will not have heard about elsewhere. We strive always to tell stories that are not covered in the mainstream media or to tell them with an unusual angle or twist.

We have several reader polls through the year, which result in the Golden Plate Awards for local restaurants, the Straight Music Awards for local musicians, and the Best of Vancouver Awards for every type of business, service, activity, and weird stuff in the city, from the best bowling alley to the best Vancouver excuse for being late for work.

The Straight has a VAC-audited circulation average of 119,971 copies, and an Average Weekly Readership* of 804,000 in Metro Vancouver (*6 issue cume of 1+ unique readers, as surveyed by Angus Reid/Vision Critical in November, 2009).

The Straight also publishes a website and mobile site at:
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Recent AAN Awards

2003 Illustration, 1st Place (Circulation Above 50000) by Jeremy Bruneel
2002 Cover Design, 2nd Place (Circulation Above 54000) by Annette Waurick



 16-24 (8%)
 18-34 (29%)
 35-54 (46%)
 55+ (21%)

 F: 46%
 M: 54%
Attended College:

Graduated College:
Occupation Professional/ Managerial:

Source: Angus Reid/Vision Critical, November 2009


Title Name Email address*
Editor & Publisher Dan McLeod ---
Editor Charlie Smith ---
VP Operations Matt McLeod ---
Director of Sales & Marketing Tony Barnes ---
Senior Editor Martin Dunphy ---
Sales Manager Sharon Smith ---
Director of Information Technology Dennis Jangula ---
Web Editor and Technology Editor Stephen Hui ---
Digital Brand Manager Navdeep Chhina ---
Designer Francesca Ferrari ---
Senior Designer Mark Pilon ---
Director of Circulation Yolanda Stepien ---
Digital Manager Chet Woodside ---

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On the sweet side, Moscato is perfect for spritzing, light in alcohol, and cheap (depending on your personal definition of the word), and its low acidity always makes it easy to drink.
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