We also wanted to tell the stories of Toronto Sun vets who launched a tabloid that defied the critics and was adopted by readers who would remain faithful for decades.
Almost three years later, many of those employees who had gathered at a Toronto Sun reunion in November of 2006 are now on the outside looking in and the Sun is a shell of its old self.
TSF went well beyond its initial mandate, with postings and comments on a wide range of topics involving matters across the Sun Media chain, including Osprey, picked up in 2007.
What is left to be said about Quebecor, PKP and the direction of Sun Media newspapers? Not much, really. The mood is that light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. That is so depressing.
So come Dec. 6, the third anniversary of this blog, it will be back to our roots - the Toronto Sun. All things Toronto Sun - the Day Oners, the journalism giants who worked there, the many tales of gotcha tabloid journalism, the fascinating inside stories etc.
The blog will be an ongoing tribute to employees who were on the Toronto Sun payroll during the glory years, from day one, Nov. 1, 1971, into the 1990s.
We are going to be largely devoted to the glory years of the Toronto Sun, one of North America's unique newspaper success stories, but post-Quebecor news and comments relating to the Toronto Sun will also be welcomed.
All previous TSF postings not dealing with the Toronto Sun will be deleted.
All things Toronto Sun - then and now - after Dec. 6.
The Toronto Sun turns 40 on Nov. 1, 2011, if it survives under present management.
Time enough to share the memories of a newspaper that was once among the Top 100 favourite companies to work for in Canada.