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I’m a freelance journalist (writer and editor) based in Toronto.

A staffer for seven years at the National Post (where I was most recently news features editor), I have been freelancing since August 2011 for publications including the Toronto Star, The Grid, Toronto Life, OpenFile, Canadian Business, Imbibe, CityBites, Sharp and The Guardian (UK).

My e-book Drink Different: A Refreshing Guide to Home Mixology was released in December 2012.

My specialties include news features, local happenings in Toronto, food and booze. In another life I’d have been a linguist or anthropologist, and my very favourite stories concern the human animal. (Examples here, here, here and here.)

I continue to serve as the Post’s booze columnist (my Happy Hour column runs Saturdays in the Weekend Post section). And I’m happy to be involved with Gastropost, an initiative of the Post that aims to create an engaged community of Toronto food lovers. My booze blog is called That Sweet Burn and it teaches you how to win at drinking.

Contact: amcdo {dot} TO {at} gmail {dot} com

Or by phone: six four seven, five hundred, sixty-seven twenty-two

Mailing address:

Adam McDowell
c/o Gastropost
301 – 411 Richmond St. E.
Toronto, ON
M5A 3S5
CANADA

5 thoughts on “About me & contact info

  1. Hi Adam,
    Thanks for your article “Why the world needs more introverts.” We too interviewed and featured Susan Cain, author of Quiet, in our December Toastmaster magazine, and appreciate your reference to Toastmasters International as an organization that helps introverts and others improve their communications skills. We hope you will continue to call upon Toastmasters locally as experts in the field of public speaking, communications and leadership. http://www.toastmasters.org.

    Angela Burrell, PR Specialist – Toastmasters International

  2. Nice item on Robbie Burns and Malt. You are wrong, not all Scotch is matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Some use former sherry casks, others former wine wood

    • I’m quite late replying to this, but yes, you are correct. I knew this and somehow mistyped. I did run a correction of this in the column the next week. I genuinely appreciate eagle eyes on what I write — it’s better to be kept on one’s toes

  3. He Adam.

    I was wondering if we could use this quote:

    Just as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani combatted images of dangerous, grimy New York with his famous broken windows policy, Toronto can fix its ho-hum image with a conspicuous pro-fun policy: Extend last call to 4 a.m., scrap pointless, anti-fun regulations and generally encourage the city to let loose.

    From this article: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/14/the-most-exciting-city-in-canada-toronto-of-course/

    On our website? Email me if it’s alright with you.

    Cheers,

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