How the Globe And The Mirror, the Toronto publisher that helped make it big, died and how it left us
After five decades in print, the iconic Toronto daily newspaper The Globe and the Mirror has died.
The paper’s publisher, Glen McGregor, died Thursday.
“Globe and the Mail is gone forever,” the paper’s owner, the Globe and Mail Group, said in a statement.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our publisher, editor and editor-in-chief.”
The Globe was founded in 1955 as The Globe Globe and The Mirror and became the second-largest newspaper in Canada in the 1980s.
The newspaper’s success led to it being named one of Canada’s best newspapers by the National Post in 2017.
“I know that I have had a special place in my heart for this paper,” Mr. McGregor said in the statement.
He also paid tribute to his colleagues.
“We will always be a family, friends and readers of the Globe.
Our hearts are broken,” he said.
The Globe had been published in Toronto since 1961, but the paper was sold to the City of Toronto in 2012.
The move to the city brought in the likes of The Globe, the Star, The Globe & Poetry, the Post and the Toronto Star.
The group said Mr. Trudeau and the Globe had grown the paper to become a national publication, which helped it become a “world-class leader” in news and current affairs.
Mr. McGuire said he hoped his family’s loss would help other families.
“My wife, Susan, and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Glen McGregor,” he wrote.
“He was a brilliant and loyal publisher who did an enormous service to our profession.”
The paper was named to the Canada Gazette’s 100 most influential people list in 2016.