As of this issue, KT is moving to a monthly format: A brand new design, a higher page count, and printed on better, whiter, paper. This means that photos and ads will be brighter and more beautiful and will result in a higher-quality reading experience overall.
We are also now distributed by Canada Post, which means there is a higher standard of delivery for each of the 12,000 copies of KT distributed across Kitchissippi ward. What’s more, delivery routes include condos and apartment buildings that we weren’t able to reach before.
We’re also increasing the number of news boxes and racks throughout Kitchissippi. You asked, and we answered! You told us that copies on newsstands were disappearing too quickly, so an additional 4,000 copies will be available at ~130 news boxes and racks in various high-traffic locations across the ward. “Where can I pick up an issue” is a surprisingly common question around here, so we’re working on a digital map so you’ll quickly be able to find a copy of the paper when you want one.
This means that every month there will be 16,000 copies of KT distributed across Kitchissippi ward. Given that monthly publications have a longer shelf life and newspapers are often read by more than one person, we anticipate our readership will continue to stay strong.
Of course, this means that you won’t see KT on your doorstep as frequently as before – only once a month as opposed to twice a month. We understand that news happens, so we hope that you’ll bookmark this website for web-only content which will be updated throughout the month. If you are a busy person who likes to stay updated (and we suspect that many of you are), I recommend you subscribe to our e-newsletter so you won’t miss anything new.
What hasn’t changed, of course, is our commitment to you. KT is in its 15th year of sharing stories about this community we call home, and it’s no exaggeration to say that these are challenging times for community newspapers. (There should totally be cake!) I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our wonderful advertisers and readers for sticking with us. We exist because you care about your community, and we are grateful for every article you read, like, and share.
Editor of KT and Westboro resident