Reports indicate that Black Press has instituted temporary layoffs and workweek cuts across the company. The COVID-19 Media Impact Map for Canada includes listings for individual publications at which cuts have been confirmed, however the company has yet to respond to requests for the total number of employees affected by these measures.

Updated March 11, 2021:

Eleven employees were laid off in the Dec. 31, 2020 closure of the Vantage Way Press Centre.

This post is part of the COVID-19 Media Impact Map for Canada, a joint initiative of J-Source, the Local News Research Project at Ryerson University and the Canadian Association of Journalists. The map will be regularly updated. If you have any additional information about known changes or have knowledge of a new impact, please contact us at or fill in details using the form COVID-19: Impacts on media in Canada.