Published on July 5th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson0
The Onion: Canada’s Finest News Source
Maybe Bruce DeMara was aiming for satire when he penned his Toronto Star piece about avoiding duds at the Fringe. But if it was an attempt to land a role with his employer’s latest partner, you can expect to see the call for packets to go out shortly.
The press release offers no indication of how much of the content will be local, or who will make up the editorial team.
The expansion of the print edition comes as a bit of a surprise, as fans of the Onion will recall that the San Francisco and Los Angeles editions ceased publication a few years ago. Print is a stuggling medium, so while the involvement of the Star might raise an eyebrow, it’s likely a Toronto edition couldn’t have been launched without the level of resources the Star brings to the table.
Want more on the Onion? Head Writer Todd Hanson participated in a 2008 New Yorker Festival panel, covered in this piece for The Apiary.