Byron Armstrong

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Toronto, ON
Carleton University, Playdate Theatre: New Work Development Conference, Paragraph Workspace For Writers: TV Writing With Christina Quintana, Catapult: 4-Week Online Novel Seminar With Author Zeyn Joukhadar
Longform Food Journalism, Restaurant Reviews, Profiles Of Food Industry Professionals
  • In 2012, Byron launched a web series featuring Black creatives called SOUL, which included interviews, profiles, and features of restauranteurs and food-related events in Toronto.
  • In 2022, he received a Canadian Ethnic Media Association award for "best online article," as decided by a jury of media colleagues.
  • He has written several articles for Tasting Table on celebrity food and beverage brands, ranking the most profitable among them.


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, he 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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