The Star 12+

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The Star’s news app is free to download and read.

From community and local coverage to global issues and breaking news, The Star reports on topics that matter and affect the day-to-day lives of our readers. Download The Star app now to receive the best features of The Star’s website, all within the palm of your hand.

What you’ll experience:

- Complete breaking and up-to-the-minute news and story coverage
- New MyLocal tab – select up to seven communities to receive coverage on local news, issues, and events specific to your chosen communities*
- Listen to a variety of daily and weekly podcasts highlighting the latest in sports, news and business, including new finance podcast Millennial Money
- Personalized “For You” section – recommended stories based on other articles you have read
- In-depth reporting from our investigations team
- Provincial, national and international stories and feature articles
- The latest in sports, business and entertainment news
- Opinions and commentary from our columnists
- Push notifications

*Available to all users for a limited time only – unlimited access available through All Access Subscription

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The Star mobile application, an application offered by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited., 1 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5E 1E6
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What’s New

Version 8.52.0

Bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

inkstainedwretch ,retd. ,

Canada’s Best Newspaper …

Unfortunately lacks the resources of The NY Times or the Washington Post, and, in the English newspaper tradition, tends to tilt politically - slightly liberal, while Canada’s Other Best Newspaper, the Globe&Mail, tilts the other way.
There’s also the Toronto Sun, a plain old-fashioned British TABLOID! with a near-neked nice-lookin’ girl on the same page every day.
Both the Star and G&M are essentially national papers, available with different names and local news replates from the Atlantic to the Pacific, serving as good sources of both national and major city/regional news, but one (of each, if you want everything except the tababe is good enough if you’re watching from afar.
be aware - the “right wing” G&M is really old-fashion centrist, far left of what the US GOP has left behind. Canada is essentially a kinder, politer, mostly saner nation than the US, unfortunately lacking Constitutional protections for minorities, who, outside of religion (all Canada’s taxpayers support only Anglican and Catholic parochial schools - religious Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc., not to mention Atheists pay a terrible price, insulting and the nation’s acceptable bigotry), would never be stomped by Nazis or Klansmen. That’s simply unacceptable behavior.

JLataria ,

Finally something usable

I wanted the first one to say that The Star Team has done a commendable job in fixing the navigations bug. Giving 4 Stars.
Good job.

Another dud from The Star Team. They introduced the back button but the page never scrolls to your original position. Absolutely pathetic development team!

Whatever happened to the back button! Every time you access an article the only way to get back to the previous page is to tap the Home Page link in the menu and then scroll down to your original location.
Really poor navigation design. Not sure why such a user interface was adopted.


Doesn’t recognize paid subscription after login - useless

I’m a paid, active subscriber to The Star and The Spec. After successfully logging into The Star, clicking on Settings and then my name, the field says subscriber to The Spec - not The Star. As such, I can’t read more than 3 articles before being told I need to subscribe to read more, and I ALREADY AM A PAID SUBSCRIBER. why have you not fixed this bug? The app is useless! 0 stars if I could rate 0.

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