About Us

the bridge is a monthly community newsprint circulating in Toronto’s Downtown East area. A commitment to local coverage, this periodical strives to source up-to-date activity and diverse interests from heritage, planning, culture, development, art and opinions.

Meet Our Team

<strong>Andre Bermon</strong>
Andre Bermon

Community enthusiast and resident of Queen Street East since 2011. Andre started the bridge community newspaper in late 2019 to provide a platform for residents and businesses in the downtown east area.

<strong>Eric Mills </strong>
Eric Mills

Copy Editor
Long-time Toronto resident Eric Mills is a former journalist and for many years a freelance editor. He has a passion for cycling and progressive politics in diverse, sociable and sustainable communities.

<strong><strong>Bruce Bell </strong></strong>
Bruce Bell 

History Columnist
Bruce’s mission is to tell Toronto’s history through his tours, writings and lectures.
Bruce is a five-time nominee for the Order of Ontario for his work interpreting Toronto’s past. Before joining the bridge, Bruce was the history columnist for the Bulletin Newspaper for 19 years. For more information and photos please visit Bruce’s website.

<strong><strong>Ben Bull</strong></strong>
Ben Bull

Ben is a father of four living in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. He grew up in Leeds, in the north of England, and moved to Canada 25 years ago, ‘for love’. His passions are cycling, football, writing, strumming his guitar (badly) and urban planning. He is onto his third career, and hopefully his last, working in IT. He has previously worked as a Registered Nurse and a Shelf Salesperson.

<strong><strong><strong><strong>Glenda MacFarlane</strong></strong></strong></strong>
Glenda MacFarlane

Book Review Columnist
Glenda MacFarlane is a writer and editor. Glenda’s writing includes the rural community-based collective creation Railroaded, the historical drama Duel at Dawn, and two non-fiction books. Glenda has also had many dramas produced by CBC Radio, including the award-winning D-Day tribute The Final Hour (co-written with Dave Carley.). Glenda is currently the Series Editor for Scirocco Drama, an imprint of Winnipeg’s J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing. She also teaches Writing for Actors at the Toronto Film School.

Daryl Gonsalves


Daryl has a professional background in public infrastructure development, politics and public policy. He fell in love with the Downtown East because of the culture, friendly people and the diversity. Daryl reports on and/or provides commentary on the latest developments in politics, public policy, and local events that benefit from greater community spotlight. When he is not writing in The Bridge, you can find him cycling around the city or tossing a frisbee.