Windsor Star

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Windsor Star
Windsor Star logo 2016.png
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Postmedia Network
Founded 1888
Headquarters 300 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 7B4
Circulation 49,312 weekdays
51,119 Saturdays in 2015[1]
ISSN 0839-2277
Website Windsor Star

The Windsor Star is the regional daily newspaper of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is owned by the Postmedia Network and published Mondays through Saturdays.[2] The publication had its main office at 167 Ferry Street from 1923 to 2012, before moving to its current location at 300 Ouellette Avenue.


The paper began as the weekly Windsor Record in 1888, changing its name to the Border Cities Star in 1918 when it was bought by W. F. Herman. It became the Windsor Daily Star in 1935 following the amalgamation of several small communities, and finally the Windsor Star in 1959. Although Herman died in 1938, the paper continued under the direction of his wife, Adie Knox Herman, along with Hugh Graybiel and W. L. (Lum) Clark.[3]

The paper was sold to Southam Press in 1971, and then to Canwest (who bought Southam Press) in 2000.[4]

In November 1996, the paper opened a printing facility in south-central Windsor.[3]


The Windsor Star has seen like most Canadian daily newspapers a decline in circulation. Its total circulation dropped by 22 percent to 49,613 copies daily from 2009 to 2015.[5]

Daily average[6]

1927 Windsor Star Building at 167 Ferry Street[edit]

The 1927 building is a mix of Palladian architecture and Beaux-Arts architecture elements. In 2012 it was transferred to the University of Windsor as an academic facility.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2015 Daily Newspaper Circulation Spreadsheet (Excel)". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017.  Numbers are based on the total circulation (print plus digital editions).
  2. ^ "Marty Gervais, Writer". Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Windsor Star". Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  5. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Data". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Data". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017.  Figures refer to the total circulation (print and digital combined) which includes paid and unpaid copies.

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