Alta Vista's Community Newspaper


Welcome to the website of VISTAS, Alta Vista’s community newspaper!  Here you can access the current and past issues of the paper; you can also send letters to the editor, or contact the VISTAS staff (via the Contacts page).

VISTAS is back!

The VISTAS Board has decided to go ahead with our print version for the June 2020 issue! We are currently accepting submissions with a deadline of May 15. As usual, the paper will be posted here at print time as well. Distribution in the community will occur on May 29.

Please write to to voice any comments or suggestions.


Attention high school seniors and post-secondary students in Writing, Journalism or Communications: $1000 Celine Tower Grant details here.

Current Year Issues:

          There was no May 2020 issue due to COVID-19 concerns
          VISTAS April 2020
          VISTAS March 2020

2019 Issues:

2018 Issues:


View past issues for years prior to last year

VISTAS Pickup Locations:

Elmvale Library Riverside Hospital
Alta Vista Library General Hospital
Independent at Bank and Alta Vista Children’s Hospital
Canterbury Community Centre Rehabilitation Centre
Metro Store at Walkley Dempsey Community Centre
All of the shops in the Kilborn Mall Alta Vista Plaza Businesses (by the Independent Grocer)
John Fraser’s office Blue Heron Mall businesses (except Farm Boy)
David McGuinty’s office 3 Sisters Bakeshop (Arch St.)
Jean Cloutier’s office Shoppers Drug Mart (Alta Vista at Dorion)
Heron Road Multi-Service Centre Canadian Blood Services
Billings Estate The Perley
Kilborn Medical