2008 has come to an end, and sadly, has taken the Toronto Sun’s outdoor column with it. After a thirty year run, the column was pulled in December, leaving a large void in the publishing industry. With its demise this month, there is no longer a single major newspaper in the GTA covering outdoor topics near and dear to anglers and hunters.
If you have enjoyed reading about what is happening with our natural resources, from the grass roots level on up through government action and inaction, then I ask you to let the Toronto Sun know how you feel. With a strong enough response, maybe we can convince the Toronto Sun management that it is in everyone’s best interest to bring back an outdoor presence to the paper.
Below is a form letter that you may use, and fax or send to the Sun. You could also email your concerns. However you act, please do so soon, so that we can get this ill-advised decision reversed, and have an outdoor column back in the Toronto Sun for the new year.
Here is a sample letter you can send to the Toronto Sun
The Toronto Sun
333 King St. E.,
Dear Toronto Sun;
Recently the Toronto Sun discontinued its outdoor column, which had been running in the
paper for thirty years. As a member of the outdoors community, I wish to express my
dismay at this decision.
Readers like myself, who enjoy spending time fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, etc., no
longer have the benefit of an informative column that speaks to things we care about
deeply, things related to our valuable natural resources.
I urge you to revisit this decision. Residents of the GTA and Sun readers across the
province need to stay informed about decisions affecting the publicâ€™s resources. We have
been turning to the Toronto Sun for sage and insightful commentary on decisions that affect
our ability to enjoy the outdoors, and impact upon our lakes, our forests and our native fish
To the outdoors enthusiast, the Toronto Sun has always been a step ahead of other Toronto based
media, but with the loss of a weekly outdoor column, the paper has lost this status.
I know that many others in the outdoors community feel as strongly as I do, and on their
behalf, I ask that you re-consider your decision.
Toronto Sun email and fax:
The Toronto Sun
333 King St. E.
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3X5