The Grid (newspaper)

The Grid
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Publisher Torstar
Editor Laas Turnbull
Founded 2011
Ceased publication 2014
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Grid was a weekly newspaper in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, published from 2011 to 2014. The paper was launched on May 12, 2011, after owner Torstar discontinued publication of its previous title Eye Weekly.[1][2]

According to editor Laas Turnbull, the publication's strategy was to be a "younger, hipper, more provocative version of Toronto Life in a weekly guise".[1] Print circulation was as high as 70,000 per week, while website hits averaged 400,000 unique visitors per month.[3]

Contributors to the new publication included several former Eye Weekly writers. As of July 2014 there were 22 staff, of whom 12 worked in editorial capacities.[3]

On July 2, 2014, Torstar announced that The Grid would be discontinued as of July 3, due to insufficient revenues.[4] 162 issues were printed in all.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Toronto Can Say Bye to Eye, It's Changing to The Grid". Marketing, April 11, 2011.
  2. Lee Steele (2012-02-14). "World's Best: The Grid". Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. 1 2 3 James Bradshaw (July 3, 2014). "Torstar news magazine The Grid folds operations". The Globe and Mail. p. B3.
  4. "The Grid weekly magazine is closing". Toronto Star, July 2, 2014.

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