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Torstar Announces Appointment of Linda Hughes to Board of Directors

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Torstar Announces Appointment of Linda Hughes to Board of Directors06:28 EDT Wednesday, November 03, 2010TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2010) - Torstar Corporation(TSX:TS.B) today announced the appointment of Linda Hughes to Torstar's Board of Directors. Ms. Hughes is the Chancellor of the University of Alberta. She held various editorial roles at The Edmonton Journal from 1976 until 1992, and served as President & Publisher from 1992 until 2006. In addition, she served as the General Manager Alberta for Canwest Media Works from 2003 until 2005. Ms. Hughes is a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Edmonton Homeless Commission. John Honderich, Chair of Torstar Corporation, said "We are delighted to be adding Linda to our Board. She has tremendous experience as a newspaper leader and we look forward to the contributions she will make to our deliberations."ABOUT TORSTAR CORPORATIONTorstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Star Media Group led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, and digital properties including thestar.com, toronto.com, Workopolis, Olive Media, and eyeReturn Marketing; Metroland Media Group, publishers of community and daily newspapers in Ontario; and Harlequin Enterprises, a leading global publisher of books for women.Torstar's news releases are available on the Internet at www.torstar.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: David HollandTorstar CorporationPresident and Chief Executive Officer(416) 869-4072www.torstar.com