El popular was founded in Toronto September 11, 1970 as a weekly publication. Slowly it began to grow with our thriving Hispanic community, now estimated at about 650,000 new Canadians in the GTA. It includes immigrants from Latin America, Spain and Spanish-Jewish Morocco. More than 70,000 hispanics make Quebec their home. Pockets of Hispanics are located in other provinces.
Among the foreign-born who had a non-English, non-French mother tongue, Spanish speaking people represents the 4th largest population in Canada (5.8%) Census 2006, and certainly growing.
“It was not an easy task. Publishing this relatively small newspaper on a daily basis was a great responsibility,” said former Publisher Eduardo Urueña. He also emphasized, “Everyone at the newspaper is very important to the survival of this business given the difficult times, not to mention the rising costs of supplies and the impact placed from social media”.
El popular ranks among the ten largest newspapers in Toronto. It is published daily electronically. When it comes to multicultural newspapers, El popular is the fourth largest multicultural media outlet and is 100% proudly Canadian.