Desmond Cole is an activist and freelance journalist in Toronto. His work also appears in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Walrus, VICE, NOW Magazine, Torontoist, and Ethnic Aisle. Desmond is currently working on his first book, on the experiences of Black Canadians.
Desmond has been documenting social justice in Toronto, and has written extensively about the black experience in this city. His work with the Black Lives Matter movement and more recently his successful effort to remove the Toronto Police presence from TDSB schools have pushed his voice to the forefront. Desmond has also worked to address housing, social support, integration, civic engagement and justice for youth.