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  Torstar Digital
LiveDeal.ca is a joint venture between Torstar Digital and Gesca Digital.
Workopolis is a partnership between Torstar and Gesca Ltd. www.workopolis.com
Olive Network Canada is a partnership between Torstar Digital and Gesca Digital.
torstardigital.com /properties.html   (316 words)

  Broadcasting - Commission Letter to Torstar Corporation Alleging Breaches of Sections 21(3) and 9 of the Broadcasting ...
Torstar argued, among other things, that the "first come, first served" requirement was not intended to allow a person to stand indefinitely in the way of other parties who are prepared to proceed.
Further, Torstar submitted this requirement should apply not simply to the first person to express interest, but rather to the first person who expresses an interest and is ready, willing and able to provide service in a reasonably expeditious period.
In contrast, Torstar stated that its expression of interest, dated 26 June 1996, was unconditional and that it would launch within 90 days of finalizing a carriage agreement, would accept carriage on a restricted channel and would agree to pay whatever rate the Commission deemed to be appropriate.
www.crtc.gc.ca /archive/ENG/Letters/2000/lb000531-3.htm   (1464 words)

 MKS Press : Torstar Corporation Selects MKS for Enterprise Wide Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
Waterloo, ON—June 7, 2006: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) today announced that Torstar Corporation has signed an enterprise agreement to standardize on MKS Integrity for effective and efficient IT internal control management as it relates to Bill C198 compliance requirements.
MKS Integrity will be used by the IT staff at Torstar's subsidiaries, including Harlequin Enterprises, and Metroland Printing Publishing and Distributing, and by the Corporate Information Technology group (serving the Toronto Star, CityMedia Group and other Torstar properties).
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.nv.b).
www.mks.com /press/index.jsp?action=readarticle&article_id=16197   (709 words)

  TorStar and the truth: an exercise in fantasy!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Newspaper publisher TorStar is having such trouble conning people into buying, let alone reading, its products that it's decided to abandon whatever it's been doing for decades in favour of trying journalism.
A TorStar paper, any TorStar paper, setting out to publish the truth about our society, to present that truth to our leaders and to demand an answer, would be like my grandmother donning tights and tank top to head for a rave at The Docks.
Indeed: because the TorStar chain directed to ASK WHY, to present readers and their leaders with fundamental truths, to argue that those truths - not the more usual litany of fallacies and fantasies - are the roots of our burgeoning problems, would tear our whole socio-political structure apart.
www.canadafreepress.com /2006/cobain091906.htm   (967 words)

  PRESS RELEASE Torstar Announces Third Quarter Results   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torstar reported a non-cash foreign exchange loss of $0.2 million in the third quarter of 2006 down from a loss of $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2005 as the Canadian dollar strengthened relative to the U.S. dollar.
Torstar's effective interest rate was 4.8% in the third quarter and 4.5% year to date, up from 3.6% and 3.5% in the same periods last year.
Torstar's financial statements for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006 reflect Torstar's investment in BGM, but due to the one-month lag there is no income from associated businesses related to BGM in the income statement.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=179360   (9914 words)

 Torstar Group: Overview
Torstar competes with the Bell Globemedia, Quebecor and Canwest Global groups.
Torstar has a 20% stake in Black Press, the minor Canadian and US newspaper publisher that is not related to Hollinger or Conrad Black, and 20% of Bell Globemedia.
Torstar was consoled by purchase in 1999 of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Hamilton Spectator, Guelph Mercury and Cambridge Reporter from Quebecor for C$335 million.
www.ketupa.net /torstar.htm   (629 words)

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Torstar Corp., a global media company with interests that include the Toronto Star and the popular Harlequin book-publishing line, has made simulation training a key part of its employee development offerings.
Torstar’s leadership program has expanded to include the top 500 employees, and Hanna said there are plans to roll out even further in the future.
Torstar has metrics in place to ensure that employee development can be directly tied to enterprise strategic and bottom-line business impact.
www.clomedia.com /content/templates/clo_specialreport.asp?articleid=674&zoneid=140   (1668 words)

 About Torstar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torstar Digital aims to coordinate the company’s internet holdings, including workopolis.com, Canada’s largest employment website, and toronto.com, Canada’s most comprehensive online city guide.
Transit Television Network is a U.S.-based operation that delivers full motion, broadcast-quality information and entertainment to passengers on buses, rail and other modes of mass transit on screens mounted in the vehicle.
The books are published and sold around the world in 25 languages in 94 markets through the retail channel, direct to the consumer by mail and through the Internet.
www.torstar.com /NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=torstar/Render&c=Page&cid=1024322078272   (229 words)

 Soaring dollar adds to Torstar's woes Foreign exchange could erode profit by up to $40-million @ workopolis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torstar, which publishes the Toronto Star newspaper and Harlequin romance novels, told investors yesterday that substantial currency losses from the publications it sells outside Canada could hit $10-million per quarter in 2006.
His comments came as Torstar reported lower operating profit from its newspaper operations, which were hurt by higher costs associated with startup publications and shrinking advertising at the Toronto Star, which reported a 5.9-per-cent drop in its linage for the quarter.
Torstar is all but unique in Canada's media sector with its exposure to the U.S. market through Harlequin and other businesses, but its pain is being shared by other industries, such as manufacturing, that also sell their wares in the United States.
globeandmail.workopolis.com /servlet/Content/qprinter/20060504/RTORSTAR04   (957 words)

 Private feud, public company Torstar's share price and flagship Star newspaper have been bleeding along with most of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torstar's stock had tumbled 20 per cent in the past year, a combination of weak performance from the company's Harlequin Enterprises book publishing unit and the continued deterioration of the North American newspaper industry, which is in the grip of a punishing decline in readership and advertising sales.
Torstar executive Jagoda Pike would become publisher, and Fred Kuntz, whom she had worked with over the past five years at the company, was named editor-in-chief.
Torstar attempted to present a united front, but the circumstances of these men's departure hinted the decision was not without conflict.
www.workopolis.com /servlet/Content/fasttrack/20061021/RTORSTAR21?section=Executive   (2692 words)

 globeandmail.com : globeinvestor.com : Struggling Torstar shakes up executive ranks
Both men were brought in less than three years ago to lead an overhaul of the daily newspaper, and observers suggested their sudden departure yesterday underlines the gravity of Torstar's financial challenges.
Torstar has grappled with declining advertising markets at its newspaper operations at the same time that its Harlequin book publishing division has been hurt by a stronger Canadian dollar.
Torstar's shares have been mired in a prolonged slump, hitting a two-year low of $19 this month.
tsedb.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/GAM.20061017.RTORSTAR17/GIStory   (644 words)

 Torstar Media Group Television - Privacy Policy
Torstar Media Group Television does not control these cookies, nor is it responsible for any marketing or other use of your name by these advertisers.
Torstar Media Group Television may transfer your personal information to service providers acting on its behalf in order to perform processing and other specialized services, for example, prize fulfillment of our contests, collection of overdue accounts, product delivery, or credit card processing.
When Torstar Media Group Television needs to disclose your personal information to unrelated parties, for example, if we find you have violated any stated terms of service or conditions of purchase, or if we need to comply with applicable laws and lawful governmental requests, other legal and regulatory authorities and other legal reasons.
tmgtv.ca /privacy   (1981 words)

 Torstar Corporation Reports 4% Newspaper Revenue Growth in 2005
Torstar has a 19.35% equity investment in Black Press Ltd. and a 30% equity interest in Q-ponz Inc. Black Press Ltd. is a privately held company that publishes 95 newspapers (both dailies and weeklies) and has 17 printing plants in Western Canada, Washington State and Hawaii.
Torstar believes that the purchase of its own shares is a prudent use of corporate funds and will help to offset the dilution resulting from the issue of shares pursuant to the exercise of stock options.
Torstar's effective tax rate was 39.7% in the fourth quarter of 2005, up from 37.6% in the same period in 2004.
www.ccnmatthews.com /news/releases.Controller?action=check4Cookies&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=582437   (6095 words)

 Torstar Corporation Information | Business.com
The Group's principal activities are to publish daily newspapers and other publishing activities.
Torstar profit rises, but strong C$ chokes revenue ')"> Torstar profit rises, but strong C$ chokes revenue
Torstar profit edges higher, but currency squeezes ')"> Torstar profit edges higher, but currency squeezes
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=Torstar&bdcr=1&bdcu=http://www.business.com/directory/media_and_entertainment/publishing/newspapers/torstar_corporation/index.asp?partner=2662601&bdct=20071119173748&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-6E5D102D-8C15-ECDC-B399-AA2EDAD6C1C7-ym   (355 words)

 North America: TorStar cuts jobs - Editors Weblog
TorStar Corp. is cutting 85 additional jobs, its third series of layoffs in six months.
Staff reductions will affect nearly all of TorStar’s newspapers, a dozen in flagship Toronto Star, as well as across the companies’ local newspapers.
Torstar’s shares have dropped 13% this year, and the company reported a 68% drop in third-quarter profit on Nov. 1st.
www.editorsweblog.org /print_newspapers/2006/12/north_america_torstar_cuts_jobs_again.php   (277 words)

 Currency woes, restructuring charges hit Torstar results
The Torstar quarterly report Wednesday contained a wealth of detail in its 25 pages that shows a company that is struggling in a competitive market, but is also taking significant steps to try to improve its operations.
But Torstar's other newspaper divisions fared better in the third quarter, giving the newspaper segment a bottom line of $16.2 million, up 17 per cent on revenue of $247.4 million.
Robert Prichard, Torstar's president and chief executive officer, reassured investors that he was taking strong action to improve the company's bottom line.
www.cbc.ca /money/story/2006/11/01/torstar.html   (1363 words)

 Torstar's debt level raising red flags   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torstar Corp. is shelling out a lot of money to get a 20% stake in an enlarged Bell Globemedia Inc. And investors may be concerned about an acquisition that's outside the company's core business and unlikely to produce immediate cash returns, an analyst said.
"Torstar decided it was important to maintain their 20% ownership," said DBRS media analyst Martin Stevenson.
Torstar shares dropped 48 cents yesterday to close at $19.45, a four-year low.
www.canada.com /nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=6c0c89bb-a5bf-43b4-9be2-be33caca975f&k=68232   (594 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Canada
Toronto-based Torstar is struggling to boost sales as costs for newsprint rise and advertisers move away from newspapers.
Torstar's second-quarter profit fell 29 percent as sales dropped 3.1 percent to C$390 million ($343 million).
Torstar's public relations officials were in meetings and unavailable for comment, a secretary said.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=adwRd_K2LA5I   (462 words)

 Leading Canadian Publisher Torstar to Invest in funschool.com Business Wire - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torstar has extensive knowledge and resources in publishing, education, and developing children's educational content.
Brown, who serves as a consultant to Torstar and is a nominee of the Company, has a diverse background in consumer marketing, technology and the Internet.
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based publishing company.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2000_April_10/ai_61396574   (401 words)

 TorStar On the Rampage - North America / Mexico Workplace struggles - Anarkismo
In June, ten of the fired women workers occupied TorStar CEO Rob Pritchard’s Yonge Street offices, forcing him back to the table.
TorStar returned to the table only to make a final offer with no improvements, without even allowing for the re-instatement of fired workers.
Throughout the TorStar media empire, in places like Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Guelph, not to mention Toronto, there is good reason to be concerned.
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=1161   (776 words)

 Street reads between the lines at Torstar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As chairman of the five family trusts that control Torstar through their collective 96% stake in the class A voting shares, Honderich had returned to the Star in a much more powerful position than when he left.
On top of that, the chief executive of Torstar Corp., which owns the Toronto Star, and book publisher Harlequin Enterprises, has been under siege from investors and industry analysts for the company's mediocre performance.
Not because the CEO doesn't have a firm grip on the loyalty of Torstar's independent directors, but because as representative of the controlling families, Honderich could have been a powerful dissenting voice if the strategy involved deep cuts at the Star.
www.canada.com /nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=7cbbf301-5fb9-41b9-bc4a-3f16b747d285&k=26669   (560 words)

 Torstar, Quebecor ink deal - Dec. 21, 1998
Torstar, Quebecor ink deal - Dec. 21, 1998
The purchase will increase Torstar's daily circulation to 4.67 million copies, or 14.2 percent of the total for daily newspapers in Canada.
     Torstar is the publisher of The Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, with a circulation of about 460,000.
money.cnn.com /1998/12/21/deals/torstar   (346 words)

 Torstar Announces Strategic Alliance With Women.com; Harlequin Positioned to Become Biggest Romance Destination on the ...
Torstar Corporation today announced its plans to develop a major worldwide Internet presence in electronic commerce for its Harlequin Book Publishing business.
Torstar's board has approved and intends to make an equity investment in Women.com Networks, including the appointment of Torstar President and CEO David Galloway to the Women.com Board of Directors.
The agreement is consistent with Torstar's strategy to become a major player in Internet commerce.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_June_29/ai_55021476   (793 words)

 globeandmail.com : globeinvestor.com : Torstar Corporation Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid
Torstar may purchase from time to time, if considered advisable, up to an aggregate of 2,000,000 Class B non-voting shares through the facilities of the TSX, being approximately 2.9% of the 69,899,739 Class B shares outstanding as of May 3, 2004.
Torstar believes the purchase of its own shares to be a prudent use of corporate funds.
Additionally, such purchases will help to offset the dilution of the holdings of Torstar's Class B shareholders resulting from the issue of shares pursuant to the exercise of options to purchase Class B Shares under Torstar's Share Option Plan.
www.globeinvestor.com /servlet/WireFeedRedirect?cf=GlobeInvestor/config&vg=BigAdVariableGenerator&date=20040505&archive=ccnm&slug=0505007n   (411 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Canada
Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Goldbloom, publisher of Torstar Corp.'s Toronto Star, and Editor-in-Chief Giles Gherson resigned from Canada's biggest newspaper by circulation less than two years after they were hired.
Jagoda Pike, who has worked at Torstar for 20 years, most recently as Toronto Star's general manager, was named publisher.
The amount of advertising space bought in the second quarter fell 8.3 percent from a year earlier, with classified ads declining 11.9 percent.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=axYyP50C5Jpo&refer=canada   (462 words)

 LiveDeal :: LiveDeal Announces Joint Venture With Canadian Media Company Torstar to Deliver One of the Largest Free ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The joint venture between LiveDeal and Torstar Digital marries the strength of LiveDeal's industry-leading Web classifieds technology with the extensive local reach of Torstar's Canadian media brands including the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper; CityMedia Group's family of daily and community newspapers in Southwestern Ontario; and Metroland's 90+ community newspapers in Southern Ontario.
Torstar's news releases are available on the Internet at http://www.torstar.com/.
Torstar Digital is a division of Metroland Printing, Publishing and Distributing Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.
sev.prnewswire.com /computer-electronics/20051025/NYTU12625102005-1.html   (670 words)

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