Byron Armstrong

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Toronto, ON
Carleton University
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  • Byron is a Toronto-based essayist, writer, and award-winning freelance journalist investigating the intersections between arts, culture, and lifestyle. Awarded "best online article" by The Canadian Ethnic Media Association in 2022, Byron's bylines include The Globe and Mail, Broadview Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, Where the Leaves Fall, and BetaKit, a publication covering the world of start-ups and tech innovation.


Byron is an award-winning freelance journalist who has been shining a light on the intersections between food, culture, and lifestyle. From 2018 onward, he continued to explore his interests through publication in print and digital media, where he's made a positive impact on readers through diligent and honest reporting. Byron's bylines include The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Sun, The National Gallery of Canada Magazine, The Artist & The Viewer-Toronto Art Newspaper, ELLE Canada, NOW Magazine, NUVO Magazine, Ricochet Media, BetaKit, TasteToronto, Foodism TO, Cuisine Noir, Chef Joe Friday's Food Politics Blog,, and the UN-affiliated Arts Help, the top art publisher in the world with a community of four million members. Byron has been published in literary journals Heavy Feather Review (2021) and The Malahat Review (2022).


Byron studied English Literature for a year at Ottawa's Carleton University before leaving to pursue other interests. A product of the digital age, Byron also regularly engages with mentors from the world of TV, film, theatre, and literature through webinars and writing groups including Paragraph NY: Workspace For Writers, Playdate Theatre, and Catapult.
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