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Business Hall of Fame

Ian Oliver

Ian Oliver

Pilon School of Business
Program: Advertising
Year of Graduation: 1983

President, Metroland Media Group Ltd.

Ian Oliver has been President of Metroland Media Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Torstar Corp. since July 1, 2008.  Immediately following Ian's graduation from Sheridan's Advertising Program in 1983, he was hired as a sales representative with the Milton Canadian Champion, part of the Metroland Media Group.  Within five years he was promoted to publisher of the Champion subsequently taking on responsibility for the Oakville Beaver, Burlington Post and a number of other publications.  During his time at Metroland, Ian has served as Group Publisher of Metroland West and Publisher of The Hamilton Spectator, The Record and Guelph Mercury.

Metroland Media is Ontario's largest publisher of community newspapers with 103 weeklies and 3 daily papers, both in-print and online.  The company also produces a variety of magazines and speciality publications as well as innovative websites including,,, and; Metroland operates one of Canada's largest consumer shows groups and a shopping channel TMGTV.  Ian held the position of Executive Vice President from September 2006 to July 2008 prior to becoming President.  He holds an MBA from the University of Leicester.

"My Sheridan education allowed me to gain employment immediately following graduation as it did for many of my classmates." - Ian Oliver