Writing chalk messages on the wall after a viewing of Basquiat's work at the AGO, photo by Cherryl Bird


Core Magazines is an online publication that explores the realm of culture in all its forms. The voices and content expressed here are geographically and culturally diverse, intensely local and very poignant.  They are the voices of youth, of resilience, of fearlessness and of experience – of “been there done that,” of “you wouldn’t catch me dead doing that again” and “you just try and stop me”.

Core is a reflection of our diverse social conventions, beliefs and mores viewed through unconventional lens.  It is a tool for expression of intimacies, a tunnel into our collective psyche to explore deeper meaning and relevance.

We celebrate our differences here.  We voice our opinions here.  We address the questions that you didn’t know how, or even that you wanted to ask, here.

It’s a revolution – from the ground up!


Core Magazines – Geo-diverse, hyper-local expression

Cherryl Bird is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, first published on October 16, 2014.  Cherryl studied journalism at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology, earned a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Toronto, and is an original founder of Voice of Montreal (Voice Magazine), an internationally distributed publication established in 1994, now known as Vice Magazine and Vice Media, Inc.



Geo-diverse, Hyper-local Expression

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