tonight newspaper

Tonight Newspaper shuts down

Tonight Newspaper is no more. The free evening commuter paper, launched with newsies and some fanfare back in 2009, closed quietly last week after its May 29th issue. For anyone paying attention, its demise isn't a surprise. The once daily paper was sold in January 2013 to Annex Business Media and immediately fired its Editor-in-Chief and scaled down to a twice a week publishing schedule.

Aside from adding Sportsnet as a content partner in 2012 and tweaking its design a few times, the paper failed to really evolve over the years. It faced fierce competition from rivals Metro and 24 Hours and wasn't able to make any inroads online. blogTO was once a content partner too but we pulled out of the relationship last year after the founders had left, the staff had completely turned over and the publication, in our view, had lost its way.

Will you miss Tonight Newspaper? Add your thoughts to the comments below.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Police arrest and slap driver in Brampton with hefty ticket for traffic weaving

People are already complaining about the new bike lanes on Yonge Street

Toronto panned as trashy for putting Pride flags on city garbage trucks

Toronto laneway transforms into huge play space with games and selfie stations

Random man tries to kick woman out of Toronto mall for not wearing a mask

Toronto police on the hunt for person behind multiple assaults at TTC stations

Toronto expected to be hotter and wetter than usual this summer

Toronto is shutting down the entire Gardiner Expressway this weekend