Torstar Corporation
TSX : TS.NV.B

October 14, 2005 09:25 ET

Torstar Purchases Ottawa Area Newspapers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 14, 2005) - Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.NV.B)today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Metroland Printing, Publishing & Distributing Ltd., purchased Runge Publishing Inc., publisher of eighteen community newspapers in eastern Ontario, primarily located in the Ottawa valley area, including the Renfrew Mercury, Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, and Kanata Kourier-Standard.

This transaction is a continuation of Metroland's strategy of expanding its community newspaper business.

Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.nv.b). Its businesses include newspapers led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper; CityMedia Group, publishers of daily and community newspapers in Southwestern Ontario; Metroland Printing, Publishing & Distributing, publishers of more than 75 community newspapers in Southern Ontario; and Harlequin Enterprises, a leading global publisher of women's fiction.

Torstar's news releases are available on the Internet at www.torstar.com.

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