Where can I find information about Canadian media?

Check online or your local paper for more information about Canadian media.

Television and Radio

In Ontario there are public and private radio stations and television (TV).

Public stations get money from the government, so in many cases, there are no commercials. You may be able to get some public stations for free, depending on where you are located and if you can get a good reception of the signal.

Private stations get money by selling advertising time (commercials). You have to pay a subscription fee to access cable and satellite channels. You may also have to pay an installation fee when you sign up for this service.


Here are some examples of TV stations in Ontario:

Check in your area for local TV stations.


There are many different radio stations across Ontario. Radio stations usually focus on a particular format, such as news, type of music, talk radio, community-based information and more.

Some radio stations broadcast over the internet.

Newspapers and Magazines

Canada has two national daily newspapers, The Globe and Mail and the National Post. You can find local daily or weekly papers in many communities across Ontario.

Canadian magazines usually focus on a specific area, for example, business, fashion, music, politics, sports and more.

Some print publications have online editions.

For More Information

  • Community Newspapers in Ontario- A list of many community newspapers in Ontario. From the Canadian Community Newspaper Association.
  • Accessible Media Inc. - An organization that operates AMI-tv and AMI-audio, two broadcast services for people with hearing or vision loss.
  • PressReader - Provides online access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages. From the Toronto Public Library.
  • MediaSmarts - Information for parents, schools, students and community groups about how to use media safely and responsibly.
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) - This is an independent agency that is responsible for regulating Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
Last updated: December 3, 2018 4000380