Daily Hive acquires iconic Toronto publication Torontoist

Feb 6 2019, 3:05 pm

In 2008, a few friends recognized that a voice was missing from reporting in our country. National news was increasingly international in nature. Provincial was disappearing. And, local seemed out of touch with its audience.

So, they started writing the kind of content they wanted to read.

Hyperlocal stories aimed at helping people foster a deeper connection with their city. Discoveries of new restaurants. Rising stars in startups. As well as a whole lot of amazing people, places, and things going on, in between.

And, fortunately, other people wanted to read it too.

In 2016, after eight years in the west, we introduced ourselves to Toronto. Since then, we have been heads-down, focused on earning our place as a trusted source of quality content for every Torontonian.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Daily Hive has acquired established local news outlet, Torontoist.

It’s a name that many of you came to trust, and relied on for passionate opinions and in-depth reporting. For nearly 15 years, Torontoist captured the tenor and texture of life in Toronto and advocated to make the city even better. And, you, its readers, loved Torontoist for it. Only a handful of media brands in the city can say the same.

We are proud to be long-time followers – and, prouder still to be Torontoist’s new owners.

What does this all mean for you? For our long-time readers, the addition complements our existing presence in Ontario. Everything you know and love about Daily Hive Toronto just gets better, with even more high-quality, local content.

To our new readers, we pledge to carry on the legacy of Torontoist. After all, we were fans-first, just like you. Everything you loved about Torontoist will continue, with just a bit of our signature flair.

Welcome to Daily Hive.


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