TORONTO, Ontario (January 25, 2021) – Metroland Parcel Services, a Torstar Corporation
business, announced today the acquisition of the parcel delivery business of ShipperBee Inc.
ShipperBee is a growing distribution and logistics business with key accounts in Central and
Southern Ontario and will immediately increase Metroland's reliable and cost-effective final-mile parcel delivery operations in Ontario.
“Our purchase of ShipperBee's parcel business significantly expands our footprint in the GTA
and surrounding communities,” said Paul Rivett, chair and co-owner of Torstar Corporation.
“Additional scale will help us to improve our industry-leading service level commitments and
support retailers’ needs to move their products efficiently and professionally to the households we already serve using our existing infrastructure.”
ShipperBee will retain all intellectual property, the parcel transfer mailbox network, and the
development staff to continue developing their shipping software.
Jim Estill, CEO of ShipperBee, said “Torstar/Metroland has a perfect geographic footprint to
take on the ShipperBee customers. We are confident our shipping customers will be in good
Torstar companies have delivered newspapers and flyers to neighbourhoods in southern Ontario every week for more than 100 years. Metroland Parcel Service builds on this historic, trusted delivery expertise to provide Ontario retailers with a rapid, dedicated, high-quality way to deliver parcels right to the homes of their customers across Ontario.
Metroland utilizes its contracted driver network to provide premium final-mile parcel deliver
experience in Ontario. It provides both next-day and standard 2-3-day delivery, offering delivery guarantees, real-time parcel tracking, photo delivery confirmation and next-day redelivery. The service also provides seamless technology integration into existing client platforms.
Metroland is ideally placed to provide quality delivery service to e-commerce businesses in the province looking to ensure their parcels are delivered on time.
Torstar Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nordstar Capital LP, is a broadly-based media company whose businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator and more than 70 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including thestar.com and Eyereturn Marketing. In addition, Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company, and has joint venture interests in Sing Tao, one of Canada’s leading Chinese-language media companies.