Why University of Toronto Magazine?

Advertising in University of Toronto Magazine is a great, cost-effective way to reach an exclusive group of affluent and highly educated managers, owners, professionals and executives.

Incredible reach

University of Toronto Magazine is printed twice a year – in April and September – and sent to 350,000 alumni and friends of the University of Toronto. The magazine’s readership includes an elite group of donors, corporate and government leaders, decision-makers and key influencers.

Editorial excellence

Since 2005, University of Toronto Magazine has received more than 50 awards in writing, photography, illustration and design from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C. In 2014, the Canadian Council named University of Toronto Magazine “Best University Magazine.”

Distinguished affiliation

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. It has more than half a million graduates living in almost every country of the world.

Circulation summary (as of September 2018)

Geographic breakdown
Canada 318,660 92%
U.S. 13,730 4%
International 13,120 4%
Total 345,510  
Canadian geographic breakdown
Ontario 298,625 86%
Rest of Canada 20,035 6%
Toronto (GTA) 254,625 74%

2018-19 Advertising rates

To receive our media kit, please contact Sally Choi, 416-978-0838.

About our rates:

  • Inserts: Insert cards and insert pages – rates supplied on request.
  • Bleed: No charge
  • Colour: Must be reproducible from process colour.
  • Mixed Units: Advertisers in two consecutive issues can vary the sizes of their ads according to the standard units shown and obtain the two-issue rate for each unit.

Rates are not subject to GST or HST.

Advertising deadlines

Spring 2019 Issue

  • Space Close: Jan. 14, 2019
  • Material Due: Mar. 11, 2019
  • Distribution: Apr. 29, 2019

Autumn 2019 Issue

  • Space Close: June 24, 2019
  • Material Due: Aug. 19, 2019
  • Distribution: Sept. 23, 2019

Spring 2020 Issue

  • Space Close: Jan. 13, 2020
  • Material Due: Mar. 02, 2020
  • Distribution: Apr. 06, 2020

Autumn 2020 Issue

  • Space Close: June 22, 2020
  • Material Due: Aug. 17, 2020
  • Distribution: Sept. 21, 2020

Ad sizes and format

Full Page Ad
Live area 7.125” x 9.75″
Trim 7.875″ x 10.5″
Bleed 8.125″ x 10.75″
1/2 Page Horizontal
Live Area 7″ x 4.637″
Trim 7.875 x 4.95
Bleed 8.125 x 5.085
1/4 Page Banner
Live area 7″ x 2.25″
Trim 7.875 x 2.6
Bleed 8.125 x 2.75

PDF files only. Files conforming to the PDF/X-1a or PDF/X-4 standards are recommended.

Crop marks and document bleed settings are recommended.

Approvals and contracts

Advertising materials to be sent to:

Sally Choi
University of Toronto Magazine
167 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1P7

Advertising approvals

The Publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement, which, in the publisher’s sole judgment, is considered unsuitable. The Publisher reserves the right to cancel an advertisement at any time. Neither the advertiser nor its agency may cancel after closing date, nor will changes in Insertion Orders be accepted after closing dates. Cancellations must be in writing and none will be considered accepted until confirmed in writing by the Publisher.

Copy and contract regulations

A signed contract must be on file to earn frequency and/or volume rates. Advertisers who fail to use the space contracted will be short-rated. The Publisher will not be bound by any conditions, printed or otherwise, appearing on contracts, orders or copy instructions that conflict with the Publisher’s policies. All advertising is published upon the understanding that the Advertiser and the Advertising Agency assume full and complete responsibility and liability for all advertising submitted, printed or published. The liability of the Publisher for any error for which it may be held legally responsible will not exceed the cost of the space. The Publisher specifically assumes no liability for errors in the key numbers of type set by the Publisher.

For more information, please contact: Sally Choi, 416-978-0838