Published on July 5th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


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 Onion, the one website you don’t mind seeing linkspammed on your Facebook feed, is bringing its print edition to Toronto this fall with the help of the Toronto Star.

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.

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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