Voir was a francophone alternative weekly newspaper in Montreal, Quebec, published by Communications Voir. Voir was founded by Pierre Paquet in November 1986. The first issue of the newspaper was published on 27 November 1986. Later on the newspaper developed various local issues with more targeted content.
|Type||Monthly magazine |
Previously a Weekly then a bi-monthly newspaper
|Owner(s)||Communications Voir Inc.|
|Ceased publication||Still active|
In 2013, the newspaper dropped from weekly to biweekly publication.
On April 29, 2015, it was announced that all shares owned by Paquet were purchased by a group of buyers composed of XPND Capital, a Quebec-based private equity firm, and two members of Voir's management team, Michel Fortin and Hugues Mailhot.
Starting 2016, it commenced publishing as a free monthly magazine. In February 2019, the owners Mishmash Média announced that it was discontinuing the monthly paper edition to concentrate on the digital online edition. The paper format however may be used occasionally and very selectively on certain special issues and supplements of the publication.
The newspaper also formerly published local editions in Saguenay/Alma, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Gatineau. They published a mix of locally oriented news and advertisement and listings, as well as chainwide common content published by all the editions.
Supplements and special sectionsEdit
- Voir carried since 2003 a weekly lifestyle supplement Voir la Vie / Voir la Ville containing amongst other restaurant reviews, travel and real estate / decoration.
- It also carried a special musical section entitled Bang Bang (earlier a separate periodical paper) but now incorporated within Voir.
- Voir also had a graphic design / typography supplement, but that section was discontinued later.
- "1987". Retrieved April 15, 2017.
- "Le Voir devient bimensuel". Le Devoir, May 15, 2013.
- "COMMUNICATIONS VOIR ANNOUNCES ITS ACQUISITION BY XPND CAPITAL AND MEMBERS OF ITS MANAGEMENT TEAM". COMPANY NEWS. XPND Capital. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- La Presse: Voir devient un magazine mensuel (in French)
- La Presse: Le magazine culturel Voir n'aura plus d'édition papier. (in French)
- "Le journal Voir Estrie abandonne le papier". La Presse, June 11, 2013.
- "Voir Gatineau-Ottawa disparaît". Le Droit, April 13, 2013.
- "Hour Community to become online-only". The Gazette, June 1, 2012.