Canada’s Top 20 Daily Newspapers

While the promises of virtual reality and a 10,000 character limit on tweets grab the most attention from professional communicators it is difficult to argue with the power of a top-tier Canadian daily. Newspapers Canada collects audit information on paid and free circulation from thousands of Canadian publications and releases a report each year identifying which papers reach the most readers. This list represents the audited circulation from 2014, 2015’s data will be released in the summer.

To help you find direct 2016 media outreach or promotional campaigns here are Canada’s widest read print newspapers:

Top 20 Publications Print / Digital Average Weekday Circulation

Rank Paper Name Region Circulation
1 The Globe and Mail National 346,543
2 Toronto Star Toronto 332,800
3 La Presse* now digital except Saturday Montreal 278,832
4 Le Journal de Montréal Montreal 232,137
5 Metro Toronto Toronto 220,777
6 24 Hours Toronto Toronto 219,198
7 National Post National 183,111
8 Journal Metro Montreal 172,002
9 Montreal 24 heures Montreal 150,238
10 Le Journal de Québec Quebec City 149,635
11 The Vancouver Sun Vancouver 141,245
12 The Toronto Sun Toronto 134,266
13 The Province Vancouver 124,376
14 Metro Vancouver Vancouver 115,683
15 24 Hours Vancouver Vancouver 115,177
16 The Spectator Hamilton 113,963
17 Calgary Herald Calgary 113,849
18 Ottawa Citizen Ottawa/Gatineau 105,613
19 Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg 104,908
20 The Edmonton Journal Edmonton 99,043


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