The Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada. With a weekly readership of approximately 2 million in 2015, it is Canada's most widely read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays,[2] although it falls slightly behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition, whereas the Globe does not. The Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record".[3][4][5][6]

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The Globe and Mail
Canada's National Newspaper
The January 25, 2013 front page of The Globe and Mail
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The Woodbridge Company
Founder(s)George Brown[note 1]
PublisherPhillip Crawley
EditorDavid Walmsley
Founded5 March 1844; 179 years ago (1844-03-05)[note 2]
HeadquartersGlobe and Mail Centre
351 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1L1
Circulation65,749 Daily
117,955 Saturday (as of 2022)[1]

The Globe and Mail's predecessors, The Globe and The Mail and Empire were both established in the 19th century. The former was established in 1844, while the latter was established in 1895 through a merger of The Toronto Mail and The Empire. In 1936, The Globe and The Mail and Empire merged to form The Globe and Mail. The newspaper was acquired by FP Publications in 1965, who later sold the paper to the Thomson Corporation in 1980. In 2001, the paper merged with broadcast assets held by BCE Inc., to form the joint venture Bell Globemedia. Direct control of the newspaper was reacquired by the Thomson family through its holding company, The Woodbridge Company, in 2010. The Woodbridge Company acquired BCE's remaining stake in the newspaper in 2015.