Toronto Star

Toronto Star

September 18, 2008 09:42 ET

Star Expands Successful Guide to Colleges and Universities

Second edition of Insiders' Guide helps high school students select post-secondary institutions in Greater Toronto best suited to their needs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - The Toronto Star is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the Star's popular An Insiders' Guide of Colleges and Universities in Greater Toronto.

Starting today, the Guide will be available free to readers, both in print and online. Following on the success of last fall's premier edition, the 2009 Guide contains new features and more useful information about all 11 local colleges and universities in the Greater Toronto Area, making it the pre-eminent resource for students considering post-secondary education in this region.

"The Guide is an indispensable tool for anyone - high school students, teachers, parents, adult learners, immigrants - trying to make an informed decision about post-secondary education options in the GTA," said Fred Kuntz, editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star.

The 2009 Guide includes a practical tool kit to help students plan for their post-secondary experience. It also provides answers to questions such as, "How do I apply to a college or university?" or "Where do I get information about financial aid?"

In addition, the Guide contains helpful features on the vibe on campus, the cool places students can hang out, where the best places to study are, and the extra-curricular activities offered.

With tens of thousands of new post-secondary students each year deciding to remain in the Greater Toronto Area for their education, the guide is an invaluable resource, with detailed profiles of Centennial College, Durham College, George Brown College, Humber College, Seneca College, Sheridan College, Ontario College of Art and Design, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University.

"The 2009 Guide is a great way for marketers to reach people who beginning to develop brand preferences, are interested in technology, the environment, and are starting to purchase financial instruments, cars, and products to fill newly acquired apartments and residences," said Lara Barlow, Group Advertising Director at the Toronto Star.

The new Guide also provides basic information on all other colleges and universities across the province of Ontario.

The online guide offers even more features. Available at www.thestar.com/schoolsguide, students and parents can find profiles of all GTA colleges and universities, including interactive maps, video reports, a student media directory and an online tool kit that will help students find an apartment, create a budget or figure out career interests.

Free copies of the print edition will be in public libraries later this month, and at the Student Life Expo from September 26 to 28 at Bremner Park/the Skywalk, the Ontario College Information Fair on October 27 at the Direct Energy Centre and at select Gateway Newstands. Additional copies will be available in the Toronto Star lobby at One Yonge Street, Toronto.

About the Toronto Star and thestar.com

The Toronto Star, founded in 1892, is read in print and online (thestar.com) by 2.9 million readers each week. The Toronto Star is a division of Star Media Group, which includes Toronto.com, Torstar Syndication Services, Shop TV, Eye Weekly, Sway Magazine, Real Estate News, Desi Life and The Canadian Immigrant. Star Media Group also includes the jointly owned Metro free daily newspapers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax, the Chinese language newspaper Sing Tao, and LiveDeal.ca. Star Media Group is a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, which is a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.

Contact Information

  • Star Media Group
    Lara Barlow
    Group Advertising Director, New Products
    (416) 869-4230
    Email: lbarlow@thestar.ca