Doubleday Canada
Parent companyPenguin Random House Canada
Founded1936; 86 years ago (1936)
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationToronto, Ontario
Publication typesBooks

Doubleday Canada is an imprint of the publishing company Penguin Random House Canada. The company used to be known as Forboys. It was incorporated in 1936, and since 1945 it has been known as Doubleday Canada Limited. In 1986 parent company Doubleday was acquired by Bertelsmann. Due to Canadian policy at the time, majority control of Doubleday Canada was sold to Anna Porter. Porter sold her shares to Winnipeg businessman Abraham Simkin in 1991.[1] Random House of Canada, which has just been acquired by Bertelsmann, acquired Doubleday Canada in 1999.[2] In 2013, Random House of Canada and Penguin Canada merged to form Penguin Random House Canada.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Macskimming, Roy (2012-01-11). The Perilous Trade: "Book Publishing in Canada, 1946-2006". McClelland & Stewart. p. 338. ISBN 978-1-55199-261-7.
  2. ^ JENISH, D'ARCY. "Fighting words | Maclean's". Maclean's | The Complete Archive. Retrieved 2021-03-02.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "About Penguin Random House Canada". Penguin Random House Canada. Retrieved 4 August 2017.