Canadian Substitutes for Transcontinental Magazines

Social media chatter has moved the “writing for Transcontinental” boycott firmly into “not buying any Transcontinental magazine” territory. If you want to cancel your subscriptions but still want Canadian magazine love, here is a list of suggestions for substitutions.

The Transcontinental property is on the left, substitutions to the right. —–>
Canadian Gardening ——–> Gardens West, Gardening Life
Canadian Home & Country ——–>
Canadian Living ———> Chatelaine
Elle Canada ———–> Flare, Chatelaine
Good Times ——–> Zoomer Magazine
More ———-> Most Magazine
Style at Home ——-> Canadian House and Home ——–> Any TV listings online
Vancouver Magazine —–>Granville (city mag with enviro bent, or the wonderful little Vancouver Review ( (thanks to Christine Rowlands for the update)
How to act? E-mail this post to your friends and family and ask them to make the substitutions until such time as Transcontinental rewrites its contract to be fair to writers. Let’s hit them where it hurts.

If you have more substitutions to note for these or other Transcontinental properties, please post them in the comments section.

I didn’t do a similar list for the French language websites and magazines as I have no clue about that segment of the industry. If you do, please post it on your blog, let me know, and I’ll link to it, or send in your suggestions and I’ll post them here. I’ll be happy to post in French on this subject.

2 Responses to “Canadian Substitutes for Transcontinental Magazines”

  1. Just a note on the last item on the list: the Vancouver magazine that’s owned by Transcontinental is this one:

    But IMHO, the one you have listed should not be bought simply because it’s a lame magazine. Really lame.

    October 5, 2009 at 8:57 am
  2. Oops, sorry, didn’t really read the whole post. But I stand by the lame. Seriously, I signed up for a free subscription, and then I asked them to stop, couldn’t take it anymore.
    I humbly suggest these alts to VanMag: Granville (city mag with enviro bent, or the wonderful little Vancouver Review (

    October 5, 2009 at 9:01 am

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