St. Joseph Communications

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St. Joseph Communications is a Canadian communications company based out of Toronto.

History[edit]

St. Joseph Communications was founded in 1956 by Gaetano Gagliano as a printing house. Gaetano Gagliano and his growing family emigrated from Italy shortly after the war. Upon their arrival to Canada, Gaetano found work laying track for CP Rail. But as he worked long days over the next two years, Gaetano couldn’t forget about his lifelong dream of becoming a printer. So in 1956, Gaetano started a small print business in the basement of his small family home. He specialized in letterpress work such as birth announcements, invitations and business cards. Gaetano expanded his small print business through new equipment and technology, strategic acquisitions and bigger facilities. By the 1980s, St. Joseph Print was one of largest privately owned print companies in Canada, and growth continued in the 1990s to early 2000s.[citation needed] St. Joseph continued to grow its print business as well as expand into photography, content creation, publishing and media.[1]

Company[edit]

The company currently has three divisions: the printing operation St. Joseph Print, the content creation division St. Joseph Content, and St. Joseph Media, the magazine publisher. It is Canada's largest privately owned printing company. Tony Gagliano is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Other executives at the corporation include Frank Gagliano, Vice Chairman, John Gagliano, President St. Joseph Print, Tim Zahavich, CFO, Doug Templeton, President St. Joseph Content, Doug Knight, President St. Joseph Media and Martin Byrne, CTO. The Corporation has 2000 employees.[2] In September 2010, St. Joseph Communications partnered up with PrinterOn to set up ePRINTit centres where users can print directly from their smartphones.[3]

Magazines[edit]

St. Joseph's magazine division was established in 2001 with the acquisition of Multi-Vision Publishing, and expanded further the following year with the acquisition of Key Media.

Major current titles include Fashion Magazine, Quill & Quire, and Toronto Life. Further titles are discussed below.

The company also previously published Saturday Night, Elm Street, Books for Everybody, The Look and Shift. In March 2011, St. Joseph Media acquired popular Toronto blog Torontoist.com[4]

Canadian Family[edit]

Mariage Québec[edit]

Ottawa Magazine[edit]

Weddingbells[edit]

Weddingbells
Editor-in-chief Alison McGill
Categories Wedding
Publisher St. Joseph Media
First issue 1985
Country Canada
Language English
Website Official site

Weddingbells is a Canadian bridal magazine, published by St. Joseph Media.

Where[edit]

St. Joseph runs the Canadian editions of this travel magazine, for those who've arrived at their destination. The primary distribution point is in hotel rooms. A total of 43 Where magazines are printed internationally, by a variety of local publishers.

Local editions are based in Calgary, the Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Mississauga, Montreal, Muskoka, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Winnipeg.

Awards[edit]

St. Joseph Communications is one of Canada's 50 best managed companies.[5] St. Joseph won 4 gold and 3 silver medals at the 2010 National Magazine Awards.[6]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ http://www.stjoseph.com/company/history
  2. ^ http://www.stjoseph.com/company/our-team
  3. ^ "St. Joseph partners with PrinterOn". Print Action. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/torontoist-bought-by-magazine-company/article1942040/
  5. ^ https://www.canadas50best.com/en/meetourwinners/Pages/PlatinumClub.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.stjoseph.com/company/news/toronto-life-a-big-winner-at-the-33rd-annual-national-magazine-awards
  7. ^ St. Joseph Communications