A free alt-weekly competitor to NOW magazine here in Toronto, The Grid was published by Torstar Corp. (Star Media Group) and was the reincarnation of Eye Weekly. Launched three years ago with a complete rebrand and redesign, The Grid won numerous awards for journalism and design.
|The Grid is no more. I’ll miss it.|
By nature I am curmudgeonly; I generally dislike change and am stubbornly resistant to publication revamps.
But The Grid won me over with quality. It was a smart, brisk—and generally positive—take on what was happening in the city. I enjoyed reading every issue, and it’s unfortunate in this age of new media and declining ad revenues that their business model no longer supported continued publication.
|Lively local journalism.|
Best of luck to all the staff who have lost their jobs with this announcement. I wonder what happens to the online archives of past issues?
Torstar's weekly magazine The Grid to cease publication - G&M
The Grid weekly magazine is closing - Toronto Star
Eye Weekly/The Grid, 1991–2014 - Torontoist
The Grid R.I.P. - Michael Barclay