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John Allen Honderich
July 6, 1946
|Known for||publisher of the Toronto Star 1995-2004|
|Relatives||Beland Honderich, father|
|Awards||Order of Canada|
Order of Ontario
His newspaper career began in 1973 as an office boy and night reporter for the Ottawa Citizen. In 1976, he joined the Toronto Star as a reporter and went on to become bureau chief in Ottawa and Washington, D.C.. Later he was deputy city editor, business editor and editorial page editor.
Despite being the author of the largest layoff, at the time, in print media history Honderich was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004 and the Order of Ontario in 2006. Following this position, Honderich was appointed in 2006 as Special Advisor on the future of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and creative cities the Ontario Premier.
He was married to writer Katherine Govier, and has two children, Robin and Emily.