John Honderich graduated from
Neuchâtel Junior Collegein Switzerland, the University of Torontoand London School of Economics.
His newspaper career began in 1973 as an office boy and night reporter for the "
Ottawa Citizen". In 1976, he joined the " Toronto Star" as a reporter and went on to become bureau chief in Ottawaand Washington, D.C.. Later he was deputy city editor, business editor and editorial page editor.
David A. Gallowayas publisher, he was president of Torstar Corporation.
Honderich was made a Member of the
Order of Canadain 2003 and the Order of Ontarioin 2006. In 2004, he was appointed the Mayor of Toronto's Special Ambassador on the cities agenda. Following this position, Honderich was appointed in 2006 as Special Advisor on the future of the Greater Toronto Area(GTA) and creative cities by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Honderich holds degrees in
political scienceand law. His father is the late Beland Honderich, former publisher of the "Toronto Star", and British- Canadianphilosopher Ted Honderichis an uncle.
He was married to writer
Katherine Govier, and has two children.
* [http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/honours-desc.asp?lang=e&TypeID=orc&id=9515 Order of Canada Citation]
* [http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1075139633860_70548833/?hub=Canada Honderich to leave as Toronto Star publisher]
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