Toronto Life names Maryam Sanati (ex-Chatelaine) as editorial director, special projects
Toronto Life has announced that Maryam Sanati, the much-admired former editor of Chatelaine, deputy editor at Report on Business magazine and of Shift, has been appointed to the newly created role of Editorial Director, Special Projects. (Sanati was dismissed by Chatelaine a little over a year ago after being appointed editor the previous year, piloting it through a redesign and its 80th anniversary. It was speculated at the time -- not convincingly -- that she was fired was because of the controversy over a single article about peanut bans in schools.)
Most recently, Sanati has been working with TorStar on developing a new digital venture. In her new role, which starts in March, she will primarily manage the development of Toronto Life’s annual publications: Wedding Guide, Eating & Drinking, Home Guide, and Style—a new title that will replace Shopping Guide in the fall of 2011. It's not entirely a coincidence that she began her career in magazines more than 15 years ago at Toronto Life.