Our Story

Long before Influencer was a profession, Sidewalk Hustle has been making tastes, setting trends and breaking cultural ground while looking effortlessly cool. Launched in 2007 as a weekly podcast, morphing into a daily blog in 2008 rooted deeply in culture.

Led by partners Tristan Banning and Hawley Dunbar, along with their global team of venerable contributors, Sidewalk Hustle filters out the noise, celebrating only the freshest stories in fashion, art, beauty, travel, music, & technology.

With an unparalleled ability to keep well-ahead of the cultural curve, Sidewalk Hustle has earned the respect and devoted following of readers and brands alike. Once named one of the world’s 100 most influential music blogs, and highlighted in outlets including Complex, GQ, The Kit, Marie Claire, Paper Magazine, Toronto Life and more, the Hustle has carved out a culturally-relevant niche, with a purpose and vision uniquely its own.

Canadians know, if you want to discover what’s good in the streets, boardrooms and clubs, there’s only one place to find it.

Founder, Editor
Tristan Banning

Co-Founder, Editor in Chief
Hawley Dunbar

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