Counting the number of Toronto Star employees who were vital contributors at the Toronto Sun during the glory years leaves us with goosebumps.
It must feel like old home week with ex-Sunners Gord Stimmell, Linda Barnard, Pat Surphlis, Lynda Ruddy, Kevin Scanlon, Jane Van Der Voort, Mike Simpson, David Cooper, Mary Ormsby, John Sakamoto, Kathy English, Wanda Goodwin, Tim Fryer, Peter Edwards, Moira Welsh, Doug Smith etc. sharing space at 1 Yonge.
Pat Surphlis, shown the door in November of 2009 after 25 dedicated years in Sun promotions, is one of the more recent arrivals. She landed on her feet with an executive job in promotions at the Star.
Lynda Schwaim (Ruddy), another key veteran Sun booster, now works in promotions at the Star part-time.
"Lynda and I will always remember the great times and great people at the Toronto Sun back in its heyday," Pat tells TSF. "But there are lots of ex-Sun types over here to keep me company. It's a big place."
All of that dedicated Sun talent lost to the competition . . .