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The Grid grinds to a halt
22 workers will be affected by paper's shut down.
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An award-winning Toronto newspaper will bite the dust and cease publication after Thursday.  The president of Star Media Group,  John Cruickshank told Newstalk 1010’s Jerry Agar show that The Grid’s last day of publication will be Thursday citing insufficient revenue from marketers as the reason for the paper’s demise. 

“We stuck at it for three years [and] we think we published a terrific publication.  It did very well with our audiences but just didn’t do well with marketers.” said Cruickshank on Newstalk 1010.

The weekly paper was launched in May 2011 and was aimed at young, hip downtowners in Toronto’s core. 

Cruickshank says the Star Media Group is attempting to find other placements for the 22 workers affected.    

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  1. dama posted on 07/02/2014 02:14 PM
    Edward Keenan can host any show for CFRB1010, how about that whoever is in charge of hiring at CFRB !!!!

    I like listening to him when he sub for Jim Richards.. ..
    1. Sonny posted on 07/02/2014 03:30 PM
      @dama Keenan is was an editor there that just didn't develop advertising revenues to keep it viable.
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An award-winning Toronto newspaper will bite the dust and cease publication after Thursday.  The president of Star Media Group,  John Cruickshank told Newstalk 1010’s Jerry Agar show that The Grid’s last day of publication will be Thursday citing insufficient revenue from marketers as the reason for the paper’s demise. 

“We stuck at it for three years [and] we think we published a terrific publication.  It did very well with our audiences but just didn’t do well with marketers.” said Cruickshank on Newstalk 1010.

The weekly paper was launched in May 2011 and was aimed at young, hip downtowners in Toronto’s core. 

Cruickshank says the Star Media Group is attempting to find other placements for the 22 workers affected.    

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  1. dama posted on 07/02/2014 02:14 PM
    Edward Keenan can host any show for CFRB1010, how about that whoever is in charge of hiring at CFRB !!!!

    I like listening to him when he sub for Jim Richards.. ..
    1. Sonny posted on 07/02/2014 03:30 PM
      @dama Keenan is was an editor there that just didn't develop advertising revenues to keep it viable.
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