Imprint launches a website

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Mockup credit: Designed by Freepik

A year ago, my husband and I moved from Vancouver to Toronto. Along with a host of other life changes, we also had to find a new church home. Shortly after we started attending Grace Toronto, I discovered Imprint. Grace Centre of the Arts, a ministry of Grace Toronto, was publishing the next print issue of their magazine, Imprint, and looking for people who might be interested in contributing. As someone who studied magazine publishing, worked in editorial, and loves magazines so much she started her own, I was immediately in.

I would have volunteered to work on a glorified church bulletin, but was so glad to find out that Imprint was something totally different. This aesthetically-conscious publication was printed on amazing paper (very important for serious magazine appreciators) and full of insightful content by talented writers. But despite its polished appearance, there was no pretension attached to Imprint. Its honest goals were to create great work, encourage creators, and engage intelligently with culture. It’s something I’d been searching for within the magazine world and here I was with the opportunity to be a part of it.

Imprint’s mission is to tell stories at the intersection of faith and culture. To engage with our city of Toronto, our community, and our readers. To promote artists, writers, photographers, creators, and the creation of good art. We’re expanding on our annual print issue and launching Imprint online in order to reach a wider audience, work with more creators and to engage with culture in the place where so much of culture is being formed—online.

We’ve loaded the new site with lots of content to explore. Take a look through the 2017 Neighbours issue: examine hospitality in “Be Our Guest”; meet community advocate Murray Bevan in “Neighbour, Soldier, Friend”; and discover the history of 383 Jarvis St. in “A Place to Call Home”.

Our next print issue, Old and New, launches on November 18. With that launch, we’ll also be starting three Imprint series: Toronto Reviewed, which thoughtfully examines local architecture; Life Together, interviews which explore human connection; and Vocations, Q&As that dig into the relationship each of us has with our work.

Like good citizens of the digital world, we’re also sharing over on Instagram and Twitter. Follow along for the latest content and tell us what you want to read, see, or watch from Imprint. And if you’re an artist of any kind who’s interested in contributing to Imprint, send your submissions to imprintonline@gracetoronto.ca.  

Thanks for joining us here at Imprint online, where sincere discussions of faith make friends with serious love of art.

— Katrina Togeretz

Community, CultureKaty Togeretz