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The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper. As of , it was Canada's highest-circulation newspaper in overall weekly circulation:  although a close second to The Globe and Mail in daily circulation on weekdays, it overtakes the Globe in weekly circulation because the Globe does not publish a Sunday edition. The Star originally known as the Evening Star and then the Toronto Daily Star was created in  by striking Toronto News printers and writers, led by future Mayor of Toronto and social reformer Horatio Clarence Hocken , who became the newspaper's founder,  along with another future mayor, Jimmy Simpson. The paper did poorly in its first few years. Hocken sold out within the year, and several owners followed in succession until railway entrepreneur William Mackenzie bought it in Sheppard and Frederic Thomas Nicholls , moved the entire Star operation into the same building used by the magazine Saturday Night. Atkinson was the Star ' s editor from until his death in Atkinson had a social conscience. He championed many causes that would come to be associated with the modern welfare state : old age pensions , unemployment insurance , and health care. The Star was unique among North American newspapers in its consistent, ongoing advocacy of the interests of ordinary people.