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Toronto Star will no longer print its own newspaper

The Toronto Star announced this morning that it's shutting down its Vaughan printing plant. Instead, starting in July, it'll be outsourcing to Transcontinental Printing for at least the next five years.

According to the Globe and Mail, this move means that 220 full-time and 65 part-time employees will lose their jobs.

As Global News reports, Canada's largest newspaper has been focusing on its digital properties after launching the Star Touch tablet app last fall. However, the Globe notes that the five-year deal with Transcontinental means the paper likely has no plans to quash its print edition any time soon.

"This move will allow us to focus our efforts increasingly on creating great content and engaging audiences across many platforms while at the same time reducing costs and improving the production quality of the newspaper," said Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank in a Torstar news release.

Photo by Jason Blacquiere in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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