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Where to buy a copy of Charlie Hebdo in Toronto

Want to buy the first issue of Charlie Hebdo in Toronto? The controversial French publication whose offices were the site of a tragic attack last week has flown off newsstands in Paris and other European cities since its release this morning. The publication announced that it has drastically increased its print-run following the attack, now with over 5 million copies expected to be produced.

It will, however, still be difficult to get one's hands on the issue in Canada. At present, 1,500 copies are expected to hit shelves here, with fewer still destined for the Toronto market. Five Toronto stores have confirmed they will be carrying the magazine, which is set to be released Friday. Gateway Newsstands at Yonge & St. Clair and BCE Place have reportedly already sold out of the issues they've ordered.

Two Presse Internationale stores have also ordered the issue (537 Bloor St. W. and 2068 Queen St. E.), though they are selling out fast. At the time of writing this, International News (79 Front. St. E.) still has some copies unaccounted for, assuming that they receive the 60 on order. In other words, you better act fast. Otherwise it's off to Ebay, and that will already cost you.

Are you going to try to track down a copy? Let us know in the comments.


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