The Town Crier was founded in 1978 as a small monthly newspaper in an East York apartment complex but it quickly grew with larger editions in the communities of midtown Toronto.
Town Crier newspapers have over the years covered 14 large areas across Toronto, encompassing over 150 neighbourhoods. Town Crier staff have also produced many special supplements and magazines, such as the popular Education Guides.
At its peak in the mid-2000s, the paper with its associated publications reached 330,000 homes in Toronto and employed nearly 30 staff in editorial, production, advertising and administration.
In July 2013 some employees of the Town Crier bought the publication from its corporate owner, which had run into financial difficulty. The papers were relaunched in September 2013, with the newly formed company, Streeter Publications, publishing editions in the three core Toronto areas of Leaside-Rosedale, North Toronto and Forest Hill.
Since then the papers have been re-formed into six publications: Central Toronto Town Crier, Forest Hill Town Crier, Leaside Town Crier, North Toronto Town Crier, North Toronto East Town Crier, and North Toronto West Town Crier.
Each publication has a circulation of 9,000 to 11,000 copies, with a total of about 60,000 copies delivered to homes and businesses in midtown Toronto. Each is distributed a combination of monthly (from January thorough August) and biweekly (September through December) frequency, for a total of 16 issues per year.
Also continuing to publish four times a year is the Town Crier’s Education Guide. The Central Edition (60,000 copies) is delivered with the Town Crier in midtown Toronto, and a West Edition (25,000 copies) is distributed separately in the Bloor West area.
For further information contact:
Streeter Publications Ltd.
46 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 204
Toronto Ontario M4T 1M9
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