The freebie print version of the satirical website The Onion is coming to Toronto.
The Toronto Star announced Tuesday that it is partnering with The Onion to print and distribute the weekly paper starting in the fall.
Onion, Inc. president Steve Hannah said Toronto “has long been one of the top 10 cities for The Onion’s online audience.”
“I think it’s the perfect place for The Onion and A.V. Club to make their first foray outside the United States,” Hannah said in a statement.
“Toronto has a tradition of great comedy as well as being a really smart, cosmopolitan city that has a natural audience for our pop culture coverage as well.”
The free paper will also include pop culture content from the A.V. Club and local stories. An editor will be hired to source Toronto-specific copy from freelancers.
It’ll be the first time the print version of The Onion is distributed outside the U.S. It’s currently available in 14 markets including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia.
Onion chief operating officer Mike McAcoy said other Canadian cities might eventually get the newspaper, too.
“First we just want to focus on helping our partners in Toronto get off the ground, and hopefully make a successful business with them, and then launch into additional cities as we go,” he said, noting Vancouver and Montreal are “probably the next most obvious choices.”