Media in Toronto

Media in Toronto

This is a list of television and radio stations along with a list of media outlets in and around Toronto, Ontario including the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


TV stations

OTA Channel Cable Channel Call Sign Network Notes
3 20 CKVR-DT A Barrie
5 6 CBLT-DT CBC HDTV Channel 20-1
9 8 CFTO-DT CTV HDTV Channel 9-1
11 11 CHCH-DT independent Hamilton, HDTV 18-1
15 none Star Ray TV independent unlicensed pirate station Star Ray TV
19 2 CICA-DT TVOntario provincial educational broadcaster
25 12 CBLFT-DT Radio-Canada Toronto's only OTA French language station, HDTV Channel 24-1
36 9 CITS-DT CTS religious/family programming , HDTV Channel 35-1
41 3 CIII-DT-41 Global HDTV channel 65-1
47 4 CFMT-DT Omni Television multicultural (America/Caribbean/Europe), HDTV Channel 64-1
57 7 CITY-DT Citytv HDTV channel 53-1
69 14 CJMT-DT Omni Television multicultural (Africa/Asia/Middle East), sister station to CFMT 47, HDTV Channel 44-1
none 10 Rogers Television community channel
none 13 CHLF TFO provincial Franco-Ontarian educational broadcaster
none 24 CP24 local news channel

The cable provider in Toronto is Rogers Cable.

American network affiliates on Toronto cable are from Buffalo, New York, including WGRZ (NBC), WIVB (CBS), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV (Fox), and WNED-TV (PBS). Digital cable subscribers can also watch WNYO-TV (MyNetworkTV) and WNLO (The CW). Many of these stations can be seen over the air throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Most of Canada's cable television networks also have national operations based in Toronto; for more information, see List of Canadian television channels. See Digital television in Canada for information relating to the transition to HDTV in Canada.


Toronto stations

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
AM 590 CJCL The Fan 590 sports Rogers Media
AM 680 CFTR 680 News news Rogers Media
AM 740 CFZM AM 740 pop standards MZ Media
AM 860 CJBC Première Chaîne public news/talk CBC French
AM 1010 CFRB Newstalk 1010 news/talk Astral
AM 1050 CHUM TSN Radio 1050 sports radio Bell Media
AM 1430 CHKT Fairchild Radio multilingual Fairchild Radio
AM 1540 CHIN CHIN Radio multilingual CHIN Radio/TV International Rebroadcaster at 91.9 FM. Station created by Johnny Lombardi
AM 1610 CHHA Voces Latinas Spanish community station San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre
AM 1690 CHTO multilingual Canadian Hellenic Toronto Radio
FM 88.9 CIRV multilingual Frank Alvarez used by Fairchild Radio for FM coverage
FM 89.5 CIUT University of Toronto Community Radio campus/community University of Toronto campus radio
FM 89.9 CKRG campus/community Glendon College
FM 90.3 CJBC Espace musique public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
FM 91.1 CJRT JAZZ-FM91 jazz/public CJRT-FM Inc.
FM 91.9 CHIN-1 CHIN Radio multilingual CHIN Radio/TV International Rebroadcaster of CHIN (AM), not to be confused with CHIN-FM
FM 92.5 CKIS KISS 92.5 contemporary hit radio Rogers Media Formerly 92.5 Jack FM (rock music), rebranded as KISS 92.5 on June 5, 2009 with a CHR format.
FM 93.5 CFXJ FLOW 93.5 urban music Bell Media
FM 94.1 CBL CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
FM 95.9 CJKX-FM-2 KX96 country Durham Radio Rebroadcaster of CJKX-FM Ajax
FM 96.3 CFMZ Classical 96.3 classical music MZ Media Inc. (Moses Znaimer)
FM 96.9 CKHC Radio Humber campus radio Humber College
FM 97.3 CHBM boom 97.3 adult hits Astral Media
FM 98.1 CHFI 98.1 CHFI adult contemporary Rogers Media
FM 98.7 CKFG CARN 98.7 Caribbean and African multicultural Intercity Broadcasting New in 2011.
FM 99.1 CBLA CBC Radio One public news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
FM 99.9 CKFM 99-9 Virgin Radio contemporary hit radio Astral Media
FM 100.7 CHIN CHIN Radio multilingual CHIN Radio/TV International
FM 101.3 CJSA Diversity FM multilingual Diversity Media Group
FM 103.9 CIRR 103.9 PROUD FM LGBT community radio Evanov Communications
FM 104.5 CHUM 104.5 CHUM FM hot adult contemporary Bell Media most listened-to radio station in Canada
FM 105.1 CHOQ Radio-Toronto Franco-Ontarian community Cooperative Radio-Toronto French
FM 105.5 CHRY My Community Radio Station York University campus radio Board of Directors of CHRY Community Radio, Inc.
FM 106.5 CKAV Aboriginal Voices Radio Aboriginal Voices Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc.
FM 107.1 CILQ Q107 classic rock Corus Entertainment

Other stations

Numerous radio stations licensed to communities outside Toronto are also marketed toward the Toronto area. This includes one American station.

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Location Notes
AM 530 CIAO multilingual Evanov Communications Brampton
AM 640 CFMJ AM 640 Toronto talk Corus Entertainment Richmond Hill
AM 770 WTOR multicultural Birach Broadcasting Corporation Youngstown, New York
AM 1250 CJYE Joy 1250 Christian radio Prime Time Radio LP Oakville
AM 1320 CJMR The Voice of the City multilingual Prime Time Radio LP Mississauga
AM 1580 CKDO oldies Durham Radio Oshawa CKDO has a rebroadcaster at 107.7 FM.
AM 1650 CINA multicultural Neeti Prakash Ray Mississauga
FM 88.5 CKDX The Jewel 88.5 pop standards Evanov Communications Newmarket
FM 90.7 CFU758 RAV-FM high school radio/community Vaughan Secondary School Thornhill
FM 91.9 CFRE campus radio University of Toronto at Mississauga Mississauga
FM 102.1 CFNY 102.1 The Edge modern rock Corus Entertainment Brampton
FM 102.9 CKLH adult contemporary Astral Media Hamilton
FM 103.5 CIDC Z103.5 contemporary hit radio Evanov Communications Orangeville
FM 107.9 CJXY Y108 active rock Corus Entertainment Burlington

Former stations

Please see former City of Toronto radio stations at the Canadian Communications Foundation.[1]



National dailies

Local dailies

Commuter dailies
  • Metro — Formerly Metro Today, an amalgamation of Metro and GTA Today
  • t.o.night — Independent
  • 24 Hours — Owned by Sun Media a division of Quebecor

Multicultural dailies

  • Correo Canadiense (Spanish)
  • Corriere Canadese (Italian)
  • El Popular (Spanish)
  • Korea Times (Korean)
  • Ming Pao Daily News (明報)(traditional Chinese characters, with a moderate preference towards Cantonese in transliterations)
  • Sing Tao Daily (星島日報)(traditional Chinese characters, with a moderate preference towards Cantonese in transliterations)
  • Today Daily news (現代日報)(traditional Chinese characters)
  • World Journal (世界日報)(traditional Chinese characters, with a heavy preference towards Mandarin, especially as spoken in Taiwan, in transliterations)
  • CanIndia News Audited by BPA.
  • The Weekly Voice Punjabi and Hindi news.


Other alternative

  • C C Times (加中時報) (simplified and traditional Chinese characters, with a moderate preference towards Mandarin as spoken in mainland China in transliterations) (free weekly)
  • New Star Times (星星生活報) (traditional Chinese characters) (free weekly)
  • China Today Wen Wei Po (文匯報)(Simplified Chinese characters)
  • Weekly Hankook (주간한국) (Korean) (free weekly)


  • Metroland Media Group is a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation which publishes the Toronto Star. Metroland publishes a series of neighbourhood papers three times a week. These newspapers cover neighbourhood issues not otherwise covered by the large dailies. They are distributed free of charge and have captured a large portion of the neighbourhood flyer market. Some of these newspapers are:
  • Independent community newspapers include the Town Crier and Post City Magazines chains, Beach Metro News and the Annex Gleaner.
  • The Bulletin - a monthly broadsheet paper mailed in Downtown Toronto, covering the M5A, M5B, M5C, M5E, M5H, M5J, M5K, M5L, M5V, M5X, M4M, M4X and M4Y postal codes.

Ethnic media

  • Salam Toronto - Persian-English weekly paper
  • Pakistan Post - Canada's largest and Oldest South Asian newspaper.weekly covering community news relevant to those of South Asian origin. Entertainment, news from abroad, regular columns, fashion and special features are also included.


Former newspapers

For the newspapers of York see York, Upper Canada#Media
  • The Globe - 1844 to 1936 (merged with The Mail and Empire to form The Globe and Mail)
  • Grip - 1873 to 1894 (satirical newsweekly)
  • The Leader - 1852 to 1878
  • The Mail and Empire - 1895 to 1936 (merged with The Globe to form The Globe and Mail)
  • The News - 1881 to 1919 (changed name to The Times in March 1919, which lasted until September of that year)
  • The Sentinel - newspaper of the Orange Order
  • Toronto Empire - 1887 to 1895 (merged with The Mail to form The Mail and Empire)
  • The Toronto Mail - 1872 to 1895 (merged with The Empire to form The Mail and Empire)
  • Toronto Telegram - 1876 to 1971 (much of the staff then formed the Toronto Sun)
  • The Telegraph - 1866 to 1872
  • Toronto Daily World - 1880 to 1921 (absorbed into The Mail and Empire)


Book publishers


  1. ^ Former radio stations in the City of Toronto Canadian Communications Foundation


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