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).

Enjoy our May issue of VISTAS!

This May issue is available online only (link is below under Current Year Issues); no paper copies will be distributed.  Due to the current Stay-at-Home order in Ontario, the VISTAS Board of Directors decided not to ask its army of carriers to leave home and go out on to the streets to deliver the May edition of the paper.  Please help spread the word  within the community

Our deadline for submissions for the June issue is May 15 


Celine Tower Grant

Are you a student from the Alta Vista/Canterbury/Elmvale Acres/Ellwood community who is pursuing or currently enrolled in post-secondary  studies in Writing, Journalism or Communications?  VISTAS is once again funding the Celine Tower grant in the amount of $1,000 (CAD) to honour the memory of our long-time editor, Celine Tower.  Applications are due no later than June 30, 2021. See Celine Tower Grant Information link below for the eligibility rules, application forms, and instructions.  Links to applications forms are provided below as well!

Celine Tower Grant Information

PDF Application for Celine Tower Grant

Fillable Word Application for Celine Tower Grant

Current Year Issues:

VISTAS – May 2021

VISTAS – April 2021

VISTAS – March 2021

VISTAS – February 2021

VISTAS – January 2021

2020 ISSUES:

          VISTAS November 2020
          VISTAS September 2020
          VISTAS – June 2020
There was no May 2020 issue due to COVID-19 concerns
          VISTAS April 2020
          VISTAS March 2020


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