On October 14, 2021, a dozen men and women who helped launch the Toronto Sun newspaper in 1971 gathered for a three-hour 50th Anniversary reunion on Zoom.
The Toronto Sun tabloid was launched on November 1, 1971, three days after the 95-year-old Toronto Telegram folded. The 12 reunion participants and 50 others were hand-picked from the 1,200 Telegram employees who lost their jobs. In this video, the Day Oners relive the birth of the Sun.
50th Anniversary Party
Due to the pandemic, the 50th-anniversary celebration planned for November 2021 had to be rescheduled to May 5, 2022. All current and former Sun employees and their guests are invited to attend the employee-sponsored 50th Anniversary party.
It’s the people who are the differentiating factor at the Toronto Sun, and it’s been that way since Day One, November 1, 1971. If you ever got a paycheck – or your spouse did – you are welcome to join the celebration and reconnect with old friends and make new ones at the 50-year celebration of the “Little Paper That Grew”. It’s open for those who worked at the Sun and those currently working there but otherwise not open to the general public. This is an exclusive event organized by past and present employees for all the people who made and make working there special.
This historic event will be held on May 5, 2022, at the Artscape Wychwood Barns at 601 Christie Street in Toronto. Tickets are $50 and include live entertainment, munchies, and food tables. The emcee will be Mike Strobel, semi-retired Sun columnist, author, and Variety Village Sun Christmas Fund spokesperson, along with special guest John McDermott, Scottish tenor, and former Sun employee.
If you are interested in attending, more details are available by clicking here.