The Toronto Daily Telegraph

The Toronto Daily Telegraph was a conservative newspaper founded by John Ross Robertson in 1866 after he left The Globe, a Liberal-leaning paper, to establish a Conservative-leaning paper.[1]

Launched on May 21, 1866, it initially ran a daily and evening version and was a pro-British voice against increasing American influence a year before Confederation.[1]

The paper was never profitable and debt led to the folding of the morning edition in May 1872.[1] The paper's debt woes continued; unable to obtain financial support from the Conservative elite in Toronto, the broadsheet folded in June 1872.[2][1]

Robertson returned to The Globe and later established the successor to the Telegraph, Toronto Telegram, in 1876.

See also edit

Other conservative papers before and after the Telegraph:

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Torontoist (27 August 2016). "Historicist: The Telegraph and the Early Career of John Ross Robertson". Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Toronto newspapers of the past (and present)". Retrieved 15 April 2018.