Make Your Toonie Mean More
Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy the magazine for 75 cents and sell it for $2, keeping the profit and earning a sense of pride and dignity.
In an increasingly tech-obsessed society, I know that Megaphone is a bit of a throwback. Sometimes I meet someone who isn’t familiar with Megaphone’s model and the conversation goes a little like this: “Street vendors? Like newsies? Print media? Talking to people in person? Do people do that anymore?"...Read more Share More from the magazine