St. Catharines Standard

The St. Catharines Standard is a daily newspaper of the city of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. As of May 2020, the publication was owned by Torstar but on May 26, 2020, the company agreed to be acquired by NordStar Capital, a private investment firm.[2] The deal was expected to close prior to year end.

St. Catharines Standard
Front page of the June 8, 2020 edition
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Metroland Media Group (Torstar)
Founder(s)W. B. Burgoyne
EditorAngus Scott
Founded1891; 133 years ago (1891)
Headquarters1 St. Paul Street
Unit 10
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7L4
Circulation17,801 weekdays
19,733 Saturdays (as of 2011)[1]



The St. Catharines Standard was started in 1891, and purchased by W. B. Burgoyne for $1 in 1892. The Standard, located in St. Catharines, Ontario, is the largest daily newspaper in Niagara. It has published continuously since 1891.

Its focus is local news, and it includes national and international news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle reporting. The newspaper is a consistent winner of Ontario Newspaper Awards, along with other newspaper industry awards.

It was later purchased by Southam Newspapers and then Canwest Global Communications. Osprey Media took over as publisher for a number of years until June 1, 2007, when it was announced Quebecor would acquire the company and its newspapers for $355.5 million. In 2015, Quebecor's English language newspapers were sold to Postmedia.

The Standard was one of several Postmedia newspapers purchased by Torstar in a transaction between the two companies which concluded on November 27, 2017.[3] The paper continued to be published by the Metroland Media Group subsidiary of Torstar.[4]

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  1. ^ Paid circulation cited in "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Media company Torstar to go private after sale to NordStar Capital in $52 M deal". FinancialPost. May 26, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Postmedia and Torstar swap dozens of community papers, but will shut down most of them". CBC News. The Canadian Press. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Kopun, Francine (November 27, 2017). "Torstar, Postmedia announce community and daily paper deal". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 27, 2017.