Canadian Publishing Industry News
19 July 2023,     TORONTO
Harrowsmith founder passes away
James Lawrence, founder of Harrowsmith and Equinox magazines, passed away earlier this year after several years of bad health, reports The Globe and Mail. He was 76.

            Lawrence launched Harrowsmith in 1976 from his kitchen table farmhouse, but a year later circulation had ballooned to 75,000. The following year the title took the Magazine of the Year prize at the National Magazine Awards.

            Leveraging the success of Harrowsmith, Lawrence launched Equinox to rival National Geographic in 1981. He sold the enterprise to Telemedia Publishing, owner of Canadian Living in 1985.


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