Introducing Support Local Magazine

Photo by: Amanda Sills Photography, Durham

Connecting Communities: Support Local Magazine Bridges Toronto and Collingwood

In a move that echoes the ethos of community support and collaboration, Support Local Magazine emerges as the amalgamation of two hyper-local publications — the Etobicoke Lakeshore Press and Hello Country Magazine. This strategic merger aims to create a unified platform that celebrates and promotes local entrepreneurs, forging connections from the bustling streets of Toronto to the serene landscapes of Collingwood.

Etobicoke Lakeshore Press, a staunch advocate for West Toronto’s local businesses, and Hello Country Magazine, which passionately championed enterprises in the picturesque Grey County, recognized the value of pooling their resources and influence to create a more extensive support network. The result is a publication that transcends geographic boundaries, emphasizing a shared commitment to bolstering the unique entrepreneurial spirit of both urban and rural communities.

Support Local Magazine takes the best of both worlds, combining the urban vibrancy of Toronto with the rustic charm of Collingwood and Grey County. The magazine’s pages reflect a diverse array of businesses, capturing the essence of local life from the hustle and bustle of city streets to the tranquility of country landscapes. From artisanal coffee shops in Toronto to family-run farms in Grey County, the publication showcases the heart and soul of local entrepreneurship.

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One of the key focuses of Support Local Magazine is its dedication to providing a platform for entrepreneurs spanning the entire region. Toronto, a sprawling metropolis teeming with innovation and creativity, often overshadows the smaller businesses that contribute to its unique character. Collingwood, on the other hand, boasts a thriving local scene that is sometimes overlooked by the urban eye. Support Local Magazine bridges this gap, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration among businesses regardless of their location.

The magazine’s editorial team is committed to curating engaging and insightful content that highlights the stories behind each entrepreneur. From startup success narratives to tales of resilience in the face of adversity, Support Local Magazine brings to light the human side of business, creating connections between readers and the vibrant personalities shaping their communities.

Readers can expect a diverse range of features, including in-depth profiles of entrepreneurs, spotlights on innovative products and services, and expert advice on navigating the unique challenges faced by businesses in both urban and rural settings. The magazine also serves as a comprehensive guide for locals and tourists alike, directing them to hidden gems and undiscovered treasures in Toronto, Collingwood, and the spaces in between.

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Support Local Magazine’s commitment to fostering a sense of community extends beyond its pages. Through events, partnerships, and collaborative initiatives, the magazine actively promotes cross-regional interactions, encouraging businesses to support one another and fostering a sense of shared prosperity.

As Support Local Magazine hits cafe counters and online platforms, it signals a new era of collaboration and community support. By celebrating the richness of both urban and rural landscapes, this magazine stands as a testament to the belief that local businesses are the backbone of vibrant, thriving communities. Whether you’re a city dweller seeking new experiences or a country enthusiast exploring hidden gems, Support Local Magazine is your guide to the diverse tapestry of entrepreneurship that stretches from Toronto to Collingwood and beyond.


Roger Tumminieri, Editor-in-Chief
Support Local Magazine

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