Sandbox Magazine Lives On



Downtown Winnipeg — Local fashion experts and enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that the spirit of Sandbox Magazine will live on with a new partnership with the Downtown BIZ.

The Winnipeg-based publication announced the end of their 2-year run but in good news for their fans everywhere, Sandbox will be taking over the fashion department of the upcoming spring/summer issue of the BIZ’s Downtown Winnipeg Magazine.

“After 8 print issues, 8 online issues and 6 launch events, it’s time to say goodbye,” said Jeffrey Vallis, Editor-in-Chief of Sandbox. “This doesn’t mean, however, that Sandbox is dead. We’re simply looking for new ways to explore the spirit and substance that defined the magazine. And with the BIZ, we have an exciting opportunity to do just that.”

This collaboration will be available free throughout the downtown and city, with 40,000 copies of the Downtown Winnipeg Magazine hitting stands in May of this year. Sandbox’s final issue is now on sale exclusively at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg’s Grant Park Shopping Centre.

“Sandbox is an absolute local treasure for our downtown and our city and we’re thrilled that we can help keep its creative voice alive and strong,” said Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the BIZ. “We look forward to this being the first of many collaborations with the Sandbox team.”

Sandbox magazine, established in 2009, is a testament to the creative talent and vision that exists in Winnipeg. The magazine provided a fresh point of view on fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and culture in Winnipeg. Last year, Sandbox took home a Western Magazine Award in the best new magazine category.

Launched in 2010, Downtown Winnipeg Magazine is an eye on all things downtown. Look for stories and features on downtown shops, restaurants, issues, entertainment and events. The magazine is available at Winnipeg MLCC Liquor Marts across the city, as well as in stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues and in the downtown walkway system. An online copy of the magazine is available for viewing at