Herald was founded by William Gray and made its first appearance on Oct. 19, 1811.

By Aeman Ansari, Reporter

The last issue of The Montreal Herald, the oldest local daily in Montreal, was published on Oct. 18, 1957 after 146 years of publication. The English newspaper was founded as a weekly by William Gray in 1811 and became a daily in 1881. John G. McConnell, president and publisher of the Herald, informed employees of the paper’s closure in 1957 the day before the last edition was published. The newspaper had lost money for some time even with a daily readership of 40,000.

With research from the Toronto Star Digital Archive and A History of Journalism in Canada by Wilfrid H. Kesterton.