It is a community newspaper based in Montreal which publishes three geographically based editions containing some shared and some location-specific content, to populations in Montreal's West Island, East End and inner suburbs, as well Laval—the adjacent island just north of Montreal, which is Quebec's third-largest city. Total circulation of all three editions is 145,000
The Suburban was established by Sophie Wollock on March 1, 1963, in the Montreal suburb of Côte Saint-Luc. The Wollock family owned the newspaper until 1987, when it was sold to the Sochaczevski family. The newspaper's editor-in-chief is Beryl Wajsman. Its publisher is Michael Sochaczevski.