About Us

Metroland Media is a dynamic media company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. Our strength is our connection to the communities we serve. As one of the largest community newspaper publishers in North America, we have one of the country’s largest editorial forces and most advanced distribution networks. We publish thousands of articles, events, local sports scores, and local sales and specials across our footprint every week, and our unmatched market penetration enables us to help tens of thousands of businesses every year connect to local consumers in their communities.

Metroland Media Group Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.

Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Star Media Group led by the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, and digital properties including thestar.com, toronto.com, Workopolis.com and Olive Canada Network; Metroland Media Group, publishers of community and daily newspapers in Ontario; and Harlequin Enterprises, a leading global publisher of women’s fiction.


Metroland, Ontario’s largest and most successful community newspaper publisher, provides local news and advertising media/info in Canada’s heartland. We currently publish 115 community newspapers with a total of 156 editions that are concentrated in southern Ontario and located around Toronto.

As of October 2011, the combined distribution of the community newspapers published by Metroland is approximately 5.02 million copies per week.

Metroland prints most of its own newspapers on company-owned presses housed in seven different printing locations. Metroland is also a large commercial printer for other publications.

Market Publications & Consumer Shows

Metroland also publishes a number of specialty products which focus on a particular market segment.

The Shopping News, regional editions of The Business Times, and regional City magazines are all published by Metroland.

The company produces and manages many consumer shows including the Toronto Golf & Travel Show, the National Bridal Show, the Forever Young Lifestyle Show and the City Parent Family Show.


Metroland is one of the most sophisticated distributors of flyers and circulars in Canada. Flyers are distributed to households in advertiser-defined areas, primarily using Metroland’s newspapers. Flyers are also delivered in bags and hung on apartment doors in communities with a high concentration of apartment buildings.

Metroland’s flyer distribution volumes continue to grow to over 2.2 billion pieces. Distribution volumes have grown every year for 20 consecutive years. Online, www.Flyerland.ca has shown huge traffic growth.

Online Networks

Metroland’s online network includes Wheels.ca, GoldBook.ca (local business directory), GottaRent.com, LifeNews.ca, and HomeFinder.ca.

Metroland has 30 community and daily newspaper websites from Niagara region to Ottawa and north to Parry Sound.

Click here to access extensive Metroland market readership information from the Metroland 2010 Kubas Readership Study.


Topics of interest for today’s business owner

Metroland Media discusses topics of interest that concerns today’s business owner. From general business information to new ways to market yourself, we provide up-to-date advice to help your business stand out in the crowd.

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