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‘Cityline’ to be reformatted into Breakfast Television

After a 40-year run, Citytv lifestyle program Cityline will conclude with a farewell episode this Friday.

Announced Tuesday morning via Instagram, host Tracy Moore revealed that this week’s 40th anniversary episodes would be the show’s last as Rogers Sports & Media moves to evolve the show. Beginning in September, it will be featured as a fifth live hour of Breakfast Television.

Moore, who is on board to host the new one-hour offering that will air from 10 – 11 a.m. starting this fall, said while difficult, change is necessary to adapt to changing consumer viewing habits.

“For the last decade the focus has shifted to new ways viewers consume content with phones in hand and an endless list of streaming providers. Our habits have changed. TV is seeing a major evolution,” said Moore.

“I have been grappling with this as much as our viewers will grapple with this,” Moore continued. “There is no other way to say it. This process has been difficult. Change often is. Do I love Cityline? Always and forever. Am I a little heartbroken? Absolutely. Am I excited for what we can make next? Yes, I am.”

Moore revealed she’ll be hanging out on Breakfast Television over the summer ahead of the launch.

Canada’s longest running daytime show targeted to women, Cityline is taped in front of a live studio audience. The show was originally hosted by Dini Petty when it launched in 1984. Marilyn Denis succeeded her in 1989, helming the show until 2008 when Moore took over.

Moore joined us on Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast last year. Listen to that episode here:

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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