The Toronto Observer


Toronto Police make arrests after two men are assaulted and robbed

Posted: 3 hours ago
Six arrests have been made in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in the area of Jones and Dagmar avenues, Toronto Police say. On September 14, two men were approached by a group of males who demanded all of their personal belongings. The two men refused. They were then assaulted and robbed. Police say that the suspects fled […]

Police search warrant leads to major bust in Mississauga

Posted: 3 hours ago
On Tuesday September 16, Peel Regional Police seized a number of drugs, firearms, money and body armour during a search warrant at a Mississauga residence. The investigation took place 1850 Rathburn Rd. E. in the Markland Wood area, where the police confiscated the following items: – A Beretta .40 calibre pistol – A Norinco Homeland Security 780 sawed off shotgun – A […]

New 198 UofT Scarborough bus replaces 116E

Posted: 4 hours ago
Scarborough commuters have a brand new bus operating at Kennedy station to and from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. The bus, 198 UofT Scarborough Rocket began operating September 2nd, replacing the 116 Express bus. The new rocket bus will operate at peak periods throughout the day. The 198 is composed of 12 stops and […]



Arts & Life


Canvassing gets candidates up close to Toronto electorate

'I grew up with blisters on my knuckles from canvassing,' says Mike Layton, who is running for re-election in Ward 19 in the Oct. 27 municipal election. Before entering politics himself, the 33-year-old knocked on doors for his father Jack Layton and his step-mother Olivia Chow, among others.

Posted: Sep 16 2014 1:27 pm
He has been knocking on doors for years. He knows his pitch very well by now. As he approaches one of the doorsteps at Roxton Road, in Little Italy, he gently knocks on a door and patiently waits for someone to open the door. “Hi there, I’m sorry to bother you,” he said. “My name is Mike Layton, I’m running to be your city councillor. I’m just coming by to say hello and see if there are any issues on your mind.”


Treat students fairly

Posted: Feb 13 2014 2:19 pm
And if the broader membership goes out on strike, so, of course, do the students. And it’s the students who will be among the hardest-hit. There’s a huge financial difference between middle-aged employees who’ve had the opportunity to set aside some savings and students who are still paying off their loans and trying to make ends meet.

Panel pontificates on pain of being a reporter in Canada

Posted: Dec 14 2013 5:13 pm
On Wednesday, during the monthly program CBC Connects, senior journalists shared personal and professional challenges in getting news at home or abroad. Carol Off, host of CBC’s long running current events show, As It Happens, thinks journalists face huge challenges when it comes to free expression in Canada. “We have a situation … where our […] @storyartscentre Story Arts Centre on Vine Story Arts Centre on Google+