This week in Canadian media history: Evening Star launches in Toronto

Illustration courtesy of Aeman Ansari

Illustration courtesy of Aeman Ansari

By Aeman Ansari, Reporter

The first edition of the Evening Star was published in Toronto on Nov. 3, 1892, with the goal of providing serious, in-depth journalism. A self-styled “Paper for the People,” it was assembled under the guidance of Horatio Hocken, a foreman and future Toronto mayor. The four-page paper eventually turned into the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, with the largest readership in the country.

With research from the Toronto Star digital archive.

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