The Town Crier emphasizes the positive-type news stories, features and series that distinguish it from daily newspapers, which have a mandate to cover the hard news items – the accidents, the crime, the politics. We cover the kinds of stories the daily newspapers often ignore.
Our niche is community news – stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, people helping people, setting trends, making their communities better places for all. Our online edition also reflects this commitment, and also provides a place where we can connect with our readers, and where our readers can connect with each other.
The newspaper editions are distributed to eight prominent communities throughout the City of Toronto. Started in 1979 by Harry Goldhar, a Toronto Star journalist, the Town Crier group has changed mastheads and titles over the years, but has always quietly maintained the integrity that is so necessary in community publishing.
Owned by Multimedia Nova Corporation and under the leadership of CEO/Publisher Lori Abittan and Editor-in-Chief Eric McMillan, the Town Crier – whether in print or online -- is determined to capture the imagination and attention by joining in on a conversation that will ultimately make all of the Town Crier communities and neighbourhoods a better place to live.
The Town Crier print editions are published monthly, although some editions have mid-month issues. Its web site is updated weekly.