Key Porter Books

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Key Porter Books
Status Defunct
Founded 1979
Founder Anna Porter
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Toronto
Publication types books
Official website

Key Porter Books is a Canadian book publishing company. Founded in 1979 by Canadian publisher Anna Porter and Key Publishers Limited of Toronto, the company specializes in Canadian non-fiction, although it has published some fiction titles as well. A controlling share of the company was purchased in 2004 by Canadian publisher H.B. Fenn when Porter sold her stake in the company.

Authors who have published books with Key Porter include Allan Fotheringham, Conrad Black, Erika Ritter, Pamela Wallin, George Bowering, Diane Francis, Joan Barfoot, Maude Barlow, Stevie Cameron, Brian Lee Crowley, Dennis Lee, Paul Cellucci, Jean Chrétien, M.A.C. Farrant and Cleo Paskal.

In September 2010, Key Porter laid off 11 of 17 staff and relocated their head office.[1] On January 7, 2011, H.B Fenn announced the suspension of operations of Key Porter and laid off the remaining staff.[2] All book releases will continue as scheduled via H.B. Fenn.[3]

Head Office[edit]

Key Porter's offices are located in a commercial business park area of Bolton, Ontario, where it relocated from the 10th floor of the historic Lumsden Building at 6 Adelaide Street East in downtown Toronto in late 2010. Key Porter shares corporate offices with H.B Fenn Company Limited and Fenn Publishing Limited.

See also[edit]

Key Porter and H.B. Fenn are a few remaining Canadian owned publishers.


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