03/01/2012 05:36 EST

Metro Newspapers Canada: Free Commuter Dailies To Appear In 6 More Cities


TORONTO -- Daily commuter newspaper chain Metro Canada is expanding into six new cities as of April 2.

The free daily plans to begin offering print and digital editions in Saskatoon and Regina and digital-only versions in Hamilton, Kitchener, Windsor and Victoria.

It will also offer mobile news apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.

The new launches mean Metro will now be available in 15 of Canada's top 17 metropolitan areas.

The newspaper, currently read by more than one million commuters each day, targets a core readership that it calls YAMS -- youthful, active metropolitans aged 18 to 49.

Torstar Corp. owns a 90 per cent stake in the Canadian Metro chain.