TORONTO – Canada’s venerable fashion magazine Flare and the news weekly Maclean’s are the latest casualties of dwindling print revenues. Rogers Media says it’s ending print editions of its slick glossy Flare in the new year, and shifting its long-running newsmagazine to a monthly schedule.
Meanwhile, Canadian Business, MoneySense and Sportsnet Magazine will also leave store shelves in the new year while Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will see their editions halved.
Here’s a quick look at each title:
FLARE: This style bible has offered up a Canuck take on the world of fashion, beauty, relationships and culture since 1979. It currently publishes 10 issues annually and boasts a total circulation of 106,772. It will disappear entirely from newsstands in the new year. From then on, fashionistas will only have the website and app to get their style fix.
MACLEAN’S: Billed as Canada’s only current affairs magazine, this weekly mag has been fuelling news junkies since 1905 with its mix of features, analysis and investigative reports in the worlds of politics, business, global affairs and culture. Currently boasting a circulation of 225,963, it’s set to drop to a monthly edition but will maintain a weekly version online, in addition to its website and app.
CHATELAINE: Canada’s largest women’s magazine has been a leader in all things food, style and home decor, launching in 1928 and boasting a circulation of 451,222. It drops to just six editions annually from 12 issues a year.
CANADIAN BUSINESS: Founded in 1928 as the eight-page newsletter Commerce of the Nation, Canada’s oldest business magazine dedicates itself to business and management strategy and innovation. It publishes 13 times a year with a circulation of 56,535.
MONEYSENSE: Focused on personal finance and lifestyle, the 17-year-old MoneySense publishes eight issues a year with a circulation of 147,107.
SPORTSNET MAGAZINE: The newest venture of the impacted titles, Sportsnet Magazine was founded in 2011, following in the footsteps of ESPN the Magazine. It publishes 12 issues a year with 68,920.
TODAY’S PARENT: This family-focused mag offers quick tips for parents on the go and deeper features on health, discipline, behaviour and more. It has a circulation of 94,697 and drops down to six publications a year.
— Source: Rogers Media, circulation figures are from Alliance for Audited Media and refer to total paid and verified circulation as of June 30, 2016