78 Top Publishing Startups and Companies in Toronto (2021)

June 19, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto based Publishing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Publishing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Toronto Publishing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Wattpad

Wattpad

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Wattpad is a digital entertainment company providing an online social storytelling platform for original stories.

Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media

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Blue Ant Media operates specialty channels and magazines such as Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX T.

Blue Ant Media

Viafoura

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Viafoura sparks thriving conversations across 600 media brands worldwide, unlocking the power of digital communities.

Blue Ant Media

Bookmark

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Powerful yet simple drag-and-drop website development platform.

Blue Ant Media

MediResource

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MediResource has been a leader in the online application of consumer health care information and digital tools since 1996.

Blue Ant Media

BetaKit

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BetaKit is a publication providing original, real-time reporting and analysis of emerging technology news.

Blue Ant Media

The Logic

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The Logic is an online media that covers updates on innovation, venture capital, digital economy, social and e-commerce portals.

Blue Ant Media

Pressly

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Pressly is the best way to aggregate the right content for your audience and establish your brand as a thought leader in your industry.

Blue Ant Media

Rogers Communications

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Rogers Communications is a communications and media company that specializes in telecommunications and internet.

Blue Ant Media

Digital Journal

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Digital Journal is a digital media news network providing information submitted by a global network of journalists.

Blue Ant Media

Veühub

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Veühub is a online platform that delivers video content and programmatic monetization solutions.

Blue Ant Media

Penguin Random House

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Penguin Random House is a company formed from the merger between the book publishers Random House and Penguin Group

Blue Ant Media

Thinkwire

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Activate communities with panel discussions.

Blue Ant Media

MobileSyrup

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MobileSyrup is an independent resource on mobile technology in Canada that provides news and reviews on market and industry.

Blue Ant Media

Postmedia Network

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Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is the largest publisher by

Blue Ant Media

Torstar Corporation

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Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company.

Blue Ant Media

Nelson Education

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Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada’s leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.

Blue Ant Media

Toronto Sun

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Toronto Sun is an English-language tabloid newspaper that features the latest local and international news.

Blue Ant Media

Financial Post

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The Financial Post was an English Canadian business newspaper.

Blue Ant Media

Pressed News

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A digital media company that makes the news easy to understand.

Blue Ant Media

Agility CMS

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Agility CMS is a Headless CMS focused on JAMStack solutions. Build faster, build easier.

Blue Ant Media

Rogers Media

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Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing.

Blue Ant Media

Multi-Health Systems

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Multi-Health Systems operates as a developer of innovative scientific technology solutions.

Blue Ant Media

UnboxTherapy

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The best of technology and gadgets + Awesome tech deals daily!

Blue Ant Media

Sumbola

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Sumbola is a cloud-based transmedia publishing platform for content creators to develop, share and sell their digital creations.

Blue Ant Media

Contobox

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Contobox is a platform for delivering high-impact user engagements and transforming them into first party actionable data.

Blue Ant Media

The Author Hub

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The Author Hub is a global online platform created to connect authors to publishers and agents around the world.

Blue Ant Media

MUNDOmedia

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MUNDOmedia is the global leader in data-driven performance marketing.

Blue Ant Media

Sun Media

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Sun Media is a Canadian newspaper publisher that delivers local news and information to its readers.

Blue Ant Media

Lunardo Media Inc. DBA Dauphine Magazine

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Bridal and Fashion Crossover Magazine

Blue Ant Media

Yellow Media

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Yellow Media is a provider of digital media and marketing solutions for small businesses.

Blue Ant Media

The Walrus Foundation

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The Walrus Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation focused on education initiatives.

Blue Ant Media

JMIR Publications

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JMIR Publications is the leading ehealth publisher

Blue Ant Media

SF Market

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We’re a marketplace startup building the “AliExpress of solar equipment supplies”.

Blue Ant Media

SaleSpider Media

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SaleSpider Media is a premier digital media publisher & network.

Blue Ant Media

Eluta.ca

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Eluta.ca is a job search engine that specializes in locating jobs in Canada.

Blue Ant Media

Better Dwelling

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Data driven journalism, starting with Canadian housing.

Blue Ant Media

Casa Blanca Media

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Casablanca provide domestic and foreign music publishing administration services to copyright owners around the globe.

Blue Ant Media

Newcom Media Inc.

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Newcom Media is a Canadian publishing company.

Blue Ant Media

AMG Brands Network Inc.

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AMG Brands Network Inc. is a Canadian Digital Publisher and, believes in educating thru the power of Digital Content.

Blue Ant Media

The Star

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The Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper owned by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.

Blue Ant Media

PC Invasion

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PC Invasion – PC video game website focusing on daily news and features

Blue Ant Media

NOW Magazine

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NOW is Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment voice, published every Thursday.

Blue Ant Media

YTZ International

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YTZ International specializes in global traffic monetiziation solutions for online publishers.

Blue Ant Media

Diamonds North Resources

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Diamonds North Resources is an exploration & a publication firm dealing in the minerals exploration & news of mining of mineral properties.

Blue Ant Media

Cover

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Cover offers a personalized daily digest of social media news on any topic.

Blue Ant Media

Phlywheel

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AaaS, Agency as a Service. Get digital marketing agency experience, without the agency price tag

Blue Ant Media

WWWPromoter

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WWWPromoter is a technology driven traffic marketplace, with ad solutions for both advertisers and publishers.

Blue Ant Media

Drona

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Social Learning Platform for better, richer, inclusive learning experience

Blue Ant Media

Puff Network

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Your self-serve ad platform that allows the demand and supply of digital cannabis inventory. We bridge you to success!

Blue Ant Media

Ticketgateway

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Ticketgateway is event publishing platform, which acts as a smart and advanced intermediate between ticket buyer and poster

Blue Ant Media

Business News Network

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Business News Network is a Canadian English language Category A cable and satellite specialty channel that is owned by Bell Media.

Blue Ant Media

Maclean’s magazine

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Maclean’s Magazine offers articles about international affairs, social issues, national politics, business, and culture.

Blue Ant Media

Wicked Interactive

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MMO Publisher and Operator of SubaGames

Blue Ant Media

Suite 66

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Suite 66 is a media firm that assists digital publishers and social media influencers with advertising, sales and campaigning solutions.

Blue Ant Media

New Spark Media

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New Spark Media is an online platform for the enterprise to collect, store, collaborate & publish media assets for broadcaster & publishers

Blue Ant Media

Canadian Business

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Canadian Business is a monthly magazine that offers news, commentary, advice, and insights for the business community.

Blue Ant Media

Nelvana Digital

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Award-winning interactive studio specializing in the creation of premier online

Blue Ant Media

JMG

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JMG is a digital media company.

Blue Ant Media

TruCentric Inc.

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Trucentric brings the power of personalization to content marketers and web publishers.

Blue Ant Media

Simcoe Reformer

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Simcoe Reformer is a media house that publishes news and articles in the fields of sports, entertainment, life & finance.

Blue Ant Media

Videogami

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Videogami enables users to make their live videos more social with collaborative live clipping and intelligent highlight reels.

Blue Ant Media

Crypto News Toronto

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Crypto News Toronto is reporting current crypto news in Toronto

Blue Ant Media

Beach Metro News

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Beach Metro News is a non-profit community newspaper serving company.

Blue Ant Media

Divorce Marketing Group

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The only agency dedicated to marketing family lawyers & divorce professionals in the U.S. & Canada. Voted Best Family Law Marketing Agency.

Blue Ant Media

ORDERLINE

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ORDERLINE is an online shop for construction industry publications.

Blue Ant Media

Yummy Mummy Club

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Yummy Mummy Club is a online portals social media company located in Toronto.

Blue Ant Media

eResearch

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A diversified selection of informative, insightful, and thought-provoking research publications for discerning investors.

Blue Ant Media

Ampifii

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Run efficient paid amplification campaigns with our hybrid amping solution.

Blue Ant Media

The Mark News

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The Mark is Canada’s daily online forum for news, commentary, and debate. The Mark is founded on the idea that thousands of credible

Blue Ant Media

Glassbook

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Glassbook is an magazine publication which procures creating new magazines for it’s customers.

Blue Ant Media

TLAC

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TLAC is an innovative 2D/3D Design, Digital & Print Publishing technology company

Blue Ant Media

Torontoist

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Torontoist operates as an online news source.

Blue Ant Media

Little Heroes Publishing

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Little Heroes Publishing is a publisher and online retailer of personalized children’s books.

Blue Ant Media

House & Home Media

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House & Home offers to take inside the most beautiful and unique homes across the country.

Blue Ant Media

National Speakers Bureau

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The National Speakers Bureau is Canada’s original speakers bureau representing over 40 years of speaking industry excellence.

Blue Ant Media

Bling Digital

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Bling Digital is a broadcast media company based in Atlanta, LA, NYC, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Blue Ant Media

Sullivan Entertainment

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Sullivan Entertainment is media production and distribution company financing features, movies, series, and documentaries.

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