About Us

ysplogoThe Yonge Street Portage is an online forum for engaging discussion about poetry, prose, and politics, literary news and critical reviews. The Portage features a wide array of content and mediums: from video blogs to podcasts, short stories to oil paintings, YSP is a hub for artistic expression. “Expression” is perhaps the most important word on this page: we want to hear from you, engage with you, and even feature your work.


The Yonge Street Portage is:

Mike Gyssels – Founder/Editor-in-Chief

Alex Mason – Contributing Editor

Ben McCabe – Contributing Editor

Samantha Pennington – Communications and Copy Editor

Demi Pinsonneault – Contributor/Design Consultant (2014-), Creative Director (2013-14)

Amy Wang – Contributor

Thank you for visiting our site. We’re excited about the prospects of our current project and we’re thrilled that you’re here supporting us. We look forward to getting to know all of you better through your writing and contributions to the site, and to all of the discussions you help to create: literary, political or otherwise.

For inquiries, you can contact us by email: yongestreetportage@gmail.com; or twitter, google+, facebook, instagram, or tumblr.

We’ve now got a Buzzfeed page and a Soundcloud!

Of course, don’t be afraid to contact us via WordPress as well.

All work is original and written by Mike Gyssels, Amy Wang, Ben McCabe, Alex Mason, and Demi Pinsonneault. Copyright © 2013


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