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Daysha Loppie is a journalist based in Toronto. Her work has been published by The Local, Toronto Star, West End Phoenix, and ByBlacks. She was the recipient of the Len Coates Memorial Award recognizing academic achievement for two consecutive years at Toronto Metropolitan University and is graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism and a minor in Black Studies. Loppie’s current work-in-progress is a long form investigative feature on the fight to find lost Black burial grounds in Western Ontario. 

Program History

2024 Rising Star

Rising Stars

Selected by

John Lorinc


“Daysha Loppie has quickly established her voice in the field of urbanist journalism with standout columns and long-form articles on arts and culture, public space, and Black history. With keen observational skill, Loppie’s writing gravitates towards granular and gritty stories that are often overlooked in urban affairs. I’m excited by her next steps toward graduate work in social and political thought and her long-term goal to launch a publication focused on public space.”