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Awards Gala 2016

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John Honderich
Chair of the Board
Torstar Corporation

John Honderich is the Chair of the Board of Torstar and Chair of the Torstar Voting Trust. He has served as Special Advisor to the Premier of Ontario on the future of the Greater Toronto Area and Creative Cities and also on the Attorney General's panel on Justice and the Media. John served as the Toronto Mayor's Special Ambassador on Urban Issues from May 2004 to February 2006. He served as Publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994 until May 2004, and was Editor 1988-1994.

John was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004 and a Member of the Order of Ontario in 2006. He received honorary degrees from Victoria University and Ryerson University and was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 2014.