MONTECRISTO magazine is Vancouver’s internationally inspired lifestyle quarterly, established in 2008.

MONTECRISTO collaborates with some of the finest writers, illustrators, and photographers working in Vancouver to create an engaging, eclectic editorial mix, including fashion, culture, food, wine, travel, books, art, beauty, business, architecture, design, and more. The magazine also puts a particular emphasis on philanthropy and local history, as well as artisans and craftspeople in Vancouver.


Founder & Publisher
Pasquale Cusano

Jim Tobler

Associate Editor, Print/Digital
Sara Harowitz

Assistant Editor, Print/Digital
Monika Markovinovic

Art Director
Mark Reynolds

Production Manager
Marius Burlan

Director of Sales, Marketing & Circulation
Alessandra Bordon

Audience Development Specialist
Amanda Echelli

Audience Development Coordinator
Katrina Ma

Office Assistant
Samantha Schumacher

Jennifer Zhou


MONTECRISTO‘s most recent honours are listed below.

Eddie Digital Awards
2015 Finalist for Consumer – Website – General Interest (MONTECRISTOmagazine.com).
2014 Finalist for Consumer – Website – General Interest (MONTECRISTOmagazine.com).

National Magazine Awards
Winner for Best Portrait Photography for “Never Left Art School” from the Winter 2012 issue.
Finalist for Best Still-Life Photography for “Homestretch” from the Summer 2011 issue.

Western Magazine Awards
Winner for 2014 Best Online Magazine (MONTECRISTOmagazine.com).
Finalist for 2014 Magazine of the Year (B.C. and Yukon).
Finalist for Best Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Feature for “Never Left Art School” from the Winter 2012 issue.

Folio Awards
Silver Ozzie Award winner for Best Use of Photography in a Consumer Magazine for “Homestretch” from the Summer 2011 issue.

Environmental Printing Awards
Silver medal at the 2010 Environmental Printing Awards for the most environmentally progressive print project in Canada.


MONTECRISTO is not accepting internship applications at this time.


MONTECRISTO is printed by Metropolitan Fine Printers on 100 per cent post-consumer paper.

Business Practices
MONTECRISTO consistently strives to improve and promote socially and environmentally responsible initiatives.

  • Annually, our in-office recycle program diverts approximately 54 cubic yards of materials from a landfill back into usage—the equivalent of 19,000 litres of water, 46 trees, or 11,000 kilowatts of electricity.
  • MONTECRISTO has incorporated Mohawk Options paper for use in the corporate office. Mohawk Options is 100 per cent FSC-certified paper and manufactured with renewable, non-polluting, wind-generated electricity.