Canadian Magazine Industry News
27 September 2016,     TORONTO

The Record to fold after 140 years

The Presbyterian Record, owned and published by Presbyterian Record Inc., has announced that after 140 years, it will cease publishing in December 2016.

At its peak in 1975, circulation of the magazine was at 88,000. By the turn of the century the number fell to 50,000 and is at 10,000 today.

Over the past 25 years readership has been declining at an average rate of 2,000 subscribers a year, the denomination has also been on the decline, at a rate of about 2,800 members a year. 

27 September 2016,     VANCOUVER, BC

subTerrain releases colouring issue

The latest issue of subTerrain magazine is a colouring issue, with illustrations created by Josh Nusbaum.

Turning magazine’s into an interactive colouring experience is not new to Canadian publishers, Cottage Life and Faith Today have both released similar-themed issues this year, however subTerrain has taken it a step further, allowing readers to colour the front, back, and even inside the issue.

26 September 2016,     TORONTO

Two new appointments at Zoomer

Zoomer magazine has appointed Lori Fitzgerald as its publisher.

"Lori has worked tirelessly to create a focused, dynamic culture in the print and digital sales teams and has, for the past number of months, shared co-publisher duties with yours truly," chief audience officer Laas Turnbull said in an announcement.

26 September 2016,     TORONTO

CSME to host an evening with Anna Maria Tremonti

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is holding an event called The Art of interviewing, with CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti on Oct.5.

The Gemini Award winner and host of The Current will be sharing tips on how to prepare for interviews, how to dig deeper in interviews, and how to entertain and engage an audience. 

19 September 2016,     TORONTO

OWL goes digital

OWL Magazine is going digital with the launch of OWLconnected eMAG, a bi-weekly current affairs digital magazine for readers ages 9-13. In June, OWL launched its current affairs website


19 September 2016,     MONTREAL

Les Affaires Group has a new editor-in-chief

 Julie Cailliau
TC Media has appointed Julie Cailliau as its editor-in-chief of Les Affaires Group, where she will be responsible for the content strategy of the Les Affaires newspaper, as well as, and finance magazine, Les Affaires Plus. Cailliau has been the interim editor-in-chief since April.

“In an industry undergoing profound transformation, this new mandate has its share of challenges,” Cailliau said,  “but I am taking it on with confidence and determination. Our team of journalists is solid and is driven by innovation.

19 September 2016,     TORONTO

COPA finalists announced

The finalists for the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) have been announced. Currently in its eighth year, the annual awards have grown to include digital publishing.


13 September 2016,     COLLINGWOOD, ON

OUR HOMES Media appoints national sales director

Amanda Newell
OUR HOMES Media Group Inc., has appointed Amanda Newell as its first ever national director of sales.

In her new position she will shape the national focus of the magazines and showcase their appeal to brand advertisers. Newell’s previous roles include senior management positions at the CBC, The Toronto Star and Rogers Media.
“OUR HOMES magazines are widely read by discerning homeowners across Ontario,” managing director of sales and marketing Jamie Jefferson, said.

13 September 2016,     TORONTO

S/ magazine unveils new look

S/ magazine’s latest issue features a sleek new look, which was unveiled on Sept.8, during its S/Festival Gala—also  day one of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The fall issue featuring actress Marion Cotillard, and showcases the publications new editorial direction featuring high-impact visuals, bolder editorial photoshoots, in-depth reads on trends and an overall focus on inspiring women in creative fields.

13 September 2016,     SOUTH SIMCOE, ON

Annex acquires Turf & Recreation magazine

Annex Business Media has acquired Turf & Recreation magazine from Delhi, ON-based Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.

Turf & Recreation’s demographic includes golf course superintendents, lawn and landscape contractors, sports turf managers and municipal grounds managers.

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