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Torstar says 220 full-time employees and 65 part-time staff will be affected by a plan to sell its Toronto-area printing
plant and outsource the work to Transcontinental, Canada’s largest commercial printing company.
The switch to Transcontinental is expected to begin in July and produce about $10 million of annual savings for Torstar, one of Canada’s biggest newspaper companies.
Torstar is also looking for a buyer for its printing plant and land in Vaughan, just north of Toronto. Printing for Torstar’s
papers will still be done in Vaughan at Transcontinental’s plant.
Torstar’s flagship Toronto Star newspaper — which has long had Canada’s largest daily circulation — has begun negotiating with its unions towards a transition.
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