Long before the days of Eye and Now Magazine, Toronto had an alternative culture biweekly newspaper. The first issue of Guerilla, costing 25 cents, was published on June 5, 1970.
During it’s three year existence, the paper featured many illustrations (the pay was free pizza) by Toronto’s emerging illustration community. Bob Fortier was a frequent contributor.
The paper provided information on how to survive as a “hippie” in the urban city, contact information for newly arrived Vietnam War deserters and draft dodgers and frequently covered issues from a left-wing perspective such as the Stop The Spadina Expressway, pollution and corporate greed. The paper lasted until June of 1973.February 20, 2013