NOW is Toronto's weekly news and entertainment voice, published every Thursday. Entire contents are © NOW Communications Inc. NOW and NOW Magazine and the NOW design are protected through trademark registration.

Location and Contact Info

189 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1Y7 | 416-364-1300

Historic 189 Church Street, which dates back to the 1840's, has functioned in the past as a toy factory a hat manufacturer, a speakeasy and a recording and editing studio. It is now the home of NOW Magazine and the NOW Lounge, (under renovations).

North By Northeast Music Festival and Conference offices are located at 189 Church Street, lower level, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Y7. For info, telephone (416) 863-NXNE (6963). NXNE.com

Back Issues & Subscriptions

Back issues are available in the lobby of our building at 189 Church Street (at Shuter), free of charge for the previous five issues. For anything beyond that, please contact circulation@nowtoronto.com.

Annual subscriptions are available for $115 (incl HST) in Canada, $350 (Cdn) for USA, and $485 (Cdn) for Int'l. In order to purchase a subscription to NOW, please contact circulation@nowtoronto.com.

NOW is available free of charge in the city of Toronto and selected locations throughout the GTA, limited to one copy per reader. NOW may be distributed only by NOW Communications' authorized distributors or news agents.


To invent and develop media rich in integrity and craft in the interest of social transformation, with special commitments to economic, personal and ecological well-being based on sharing and empowerment for all.


To produce a high-quality, Toronto-based, independent and fearless news and entertainment weekly publication and website, both providing reliable sources of social, cultural, political and environmental information.

To continue to grow our readership and expand our boundaries without taking on the soul-destroying characteristics of other large organizations and institutions.

To achieve financial goals in order to further invest in the quality of our products and satisfy all stakeholders, including our community and planet.

To build on our success by combining the wealth of experience and creativity of our very diverse workforce.

To have fun.

Certified B Corporation

This Earth Day is a special one for NOW Magazine.

From the start, we've been a feisty, independent media company with a social mission. For over 30 years now, we've worked to be both a newspaper and an enterprise that takes the public interest to heart. And the interest of Mother Nature.

We've held tight to those values both in our pages and in our company. But you've had to take our word for that.

Sure, we could join a vast sea of marketers and tell you about our really good work to reduce the demand for forest products. But why would you believe that?

Well, today we get to stand up and take a bow for our company and our brand.

NOW is proud to announce that we have just become a certified B Corps. B is for "benefit," and B Corps is a new global designation for sustainable businesses, in the same way that certified fair trade works for coffee. "B the change" is the B Corps motto. The businesses in its roster must prove they meet rigorous standards in all facets of their work and are using the power of their business to solve social and environmental problems.

At NOW, we've gone through a lengthy third-party screening and auditing process to determine if we reach the B Corps gold bar of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. And we do. And now you can believe it. We're proud.

This is the kind of social-mission enterprise we have always aspired to be. That's what makes us love our work even on the bad days. But now we get to really be seen for who we are. Who knew it could get that good?

Plus, it's a delight to become a public part of a global movement working to remake the way the planet does business.

What a pleasure to join the 600 pioneering companies in 60 sectors of 15 countries that have ponied up and passed the test. And thanks to all the systemic change-makers in the new social impact investment movement who are dreaming up these cool ways and means for this new economic sector to thrive and multiply. It gives us hope for the future.

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