University of Toronto Press

University of Toronto Press
Parent company University of Toronto
Founded 1901
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Toronto
Distribution Worldwide
Publication types Scholarly Books and Journals
Imprints Scholarly Publishing, UTP Higher Education, Rotman-UTP Publishing
Official website

University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada's leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. Founded in 1901,[1] UTP has published over 6,500 books, with well over 3,500 of these still in print.

The Scholarly Publishing division produces approximately 175 titles per year, and the Higher Education division publishes around 25 titles per year. The Press has published dozens of notable authors, including Northrop Frye, Robertson Davies, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Mark Kingwell, Lester Pearson, George Elliott Clarke, Julia Kristeva, Yousuf Karsh, Bernard Lonergan, and Umberto Eco, and has produced some of the most important books ever published in Canada, such as The Gutenberg Galaxy, The Bias of Communication, The Vertical Mosaic, the Historical Atlas of Canada, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and History of the Book in Canada.[2]

In 2008, UTP and the Rotman School of Management launched a new imprint called Rotman-UTP Publishing that focuses on actionable business books for professionals and students. In addition, UTP has significantly expanded its course and textbook offerings through the acquisition of selected lists from Broadview Press, resulting in the UTP Higher Education Division.

In 2008, UTP made more than 1,200 of its titles available to the academic library community; that number has since grown to more than 2,500. In 2011, UTP began selling eBooks to the general reader through its own website and other leading e-retailers. Likewise, more than 19 journals published or managed by UTP are available online. In 2012, UTP launched P-Shift, a suite of services developed for publishers, including editorial, typesetting, file conversion, digital asset management, and eBook distribution.

UTP Distribution represents more than 70 book imprints for distribution in Canada, the United States, and around the world. UTP Distribution's clients include publishers specializing in scholarly, general and literary trade, children's, and educational titles.

The Retail division serves the three University of Toronto campuses, and operates respectively under the U of T Bookstore, Campus Express, Computer Shop, and Varsity Sports Store brands. These stores supply textbooks, medical books and supplies, course materials, University of Toronto logo merchandise, clothing, stationery, general interest trade books, food, and beverages. The Computer Shops offer computers and software, and the St. George Campus store has an Apple service department and cell phone shop.

See also


  1. Pound, Richard W. (2005). 'Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates'. Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
  2. Friedland, Martin L., The University of Toronto: A History. 2002, p. 493.
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