“You have been the best editor I have ever had the good fortune of working with over my last three decades.”
— Regular Toronto Star Opinion page contributor

“You have been a joy to work with — very patient and understanding … I might write a book entitled ‘The Perils of Writing a Column’ and dedicate it to you!!”
— Regular Toronto Star Opinion page contributor

“Hey, brilliant job … You saved this piece.”
—Best-selling Canadian author and occasional Toronto Star Opinion page contributor

“Dear Scott. Many, many thanks. You did a wonderful job on the article.”
— Toronto Star Opinion page contributor

A thank you note from an award-winning Toronto Star reporter who was an intern when I was a city news assignment editor. This note was also co-addressed my teammate on the assignment desk.
“Thank you for always being there for us and supporting us, when we were stressed out or scrambling or screwing up. And for trusting us with the stories, and more importantly, for so often helping us make them more. I am so grateful and look forward to working with you again closely, soon hopefully.”

From a web posting by now retired Toronto Star news and sports reporter Curtis Rush:
Best assignment editors: Scott Colby, Barry Brimbecom and John Sakamoto. They pushed me to heights I never thought I would reach, and never once did they use a heavy hand or cattle prod. They could write the book on how to get the most out of a reporter without shattering his or her confidence.

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Scott Colby

Hi, thank you for stopping by. I'm Scott Colby and I am a journalist and an author. My day job is Opinions Editor at the Toronto Star. At the edges of the day I carve out time to write. My most recent book, "Tales from the North Shore" was published in July 2019. It is a collection of humorous short stories set in Toronto and Thunder Bay, Ont. My first book was published by Random House in 2017: "How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life," which I co-authored with NHL hockey dad Karl Subban.