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Dan O’Toole, Natasha Staniszewski and Brent Wallace let go by TSN as part of Bell Media layoffs

Hundreds of people have been laid off by Bell Media this week and that includes a trio of TSN personalities that Canadian sports fans are quite familiar with.

It was revealed today that Dan O’Toole and Natasha Staniszewski were both let go by TSN, which follows the news from Wednesday that Brent Wallace was no longer with the network.


The news seemed to catch O’Toole, who was on air last night co-hosting Sportscentre with Jay and Dan, by surprise.

“Had I known last night was my final show, I would have tried a little harder,” O’Toole wrote on Twitter.

“Ahhhh, who am I kidding. I probably wouldn’t have. It was a wild ride. If you got our show, then you laughed along with us. Thank you!”


Today marks the end of O’Toole’s second stint with TSN.

He and Jay Onrait began co-hosting weekday Sportscentre broadcasts in 2003 and did so until they left for an opportunity at Fox Sports 1 in Los Angeles in 2013.

They made a triumphant return to TSN in 2017 and have been hosting Sportscentre with Jay and Dan together since then.

O’Toole left the show for a number of weeks last summer to work on his mental health after a bit of a public breakdown on Twitter.

His firing comes one week after Bell Let’s Talk Day, the company’s annual campaign designed to support mental health across Canada.

For Staniszewski and Wallace, the layoffs put an end to their respective 10- and 23-year tenures at TSN.

Bell Media has fallen under a lot of heat over the last few days for these mass layoffs, as it was recently revealed that the company had received $122-million in COVID-19 relief aid from the federal government.

The funding was part of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program, which covers a portion of employees’ salaries.



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