In a five sentence press release, Sun Media Corporation announced that the 27-year-old Montreal Mirror has printed its final issue:
The growing popularity of digital media and communications has irremediably changed the context in which free cultural weeklies operate, bringing about economic challenges which have unfortunately compromised The Mirror‘s viability.
The closure will result in the layoff of seven employees and the transfer of two more into other parts of the corporation.
Combined with the closure of Hour Community last month, Montreal is now without an English-language alt-weekly.
French-language Voir remains in business.