A 23-year old man is facing six charges after a fatal crash on Bloor Street near Parliament Street on Monday.
One of America’s top heavy metal bands, Metallica, will be playing for charity tonight at Toronto’s Opera House, donating proceeds to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Follow our Toronto Observer team of reporters bringing you all the coverage Saturday live from the Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. From the media box to the sidelines, and from the stadium to the tailgate parties, follow the first-ever Toronto Observer coverage of this marquee event in Canadian collegiate sports.
Toronto has announced 36 of the 50 city-run outdoor rinks will open Nov. 26, with another 10 by Dec. 3.
Parents of students from St. Anselm Catholic School have approved boundary changes designed to reduce overcrowding in East York schools.
The Canadian opera group, the Tenors, will be looking to get back in Canada’s good books when they sing the Canadian national anthem this Sunday at the 104th Grey Cup game in Toronto.
Farah Mawani couldn’t stand idly by. She had to act.
“All of these incidents hit very close to home,” she said.
On Nov. 19, during a public meeting at the Stan Wadlow Park in East York, she spoke in response to the appearance of white supremacy posters on park property.
The Grey Cup arrived on Tuesday in Toronto, which will host the big game. But with only five days left, thousands of tickets remain unsold.
Toronto Raptor’s players react to Donald Trump becoming president on Twitter.
This may not be the classic rivalry of the Leafs and Habs, but Toronto has a playoff date against Montreal on Nov. 22. The city rivals are set to square off in a historic Eastern Conference final in Major League Soccer after both clubs dispatched their New York City opponents in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final. Toronto FC […]
The sound of soft voices is echoing through the music room at Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School, in East York. It’s the music of a famous Beatles tune.
“Let it be, let it be, let it be,” Alexandria Hunters, 11, sings with her classmates and vocal teacher, Patricia Hinschberger.
The Holy Cross student glee club is rehearsing for the school’s upcoming Remembrance Day ceremony.
Morris Polansky worries that Canadians don’t understand the relevance of Remembrance Day.
“I spend a lot of time with the Legion, and we spend a lot of time delivering great bags of poppies to schools,” Polansky said.
Polansky, 95, is a Jewish-Canadian war veteran, who works with the Royal Canadian Legion to distribute poppies to different Toronto schools and subway stations. He is the vice-president of General Wingate Legion, Branch 256, the only Jewish-based branch in the organization.
The crowd inside the small office of Thorncliffe food bank is nearly outside the door as it opens for service on Thursday. Zeeshan Modi, food bank co-ordinator, works to put together baskets of food to give to the waiting families — food that they can pick up once a month, but only lasts them a week at most. Toronto continues to be the capital of child poverty in Canada with 27 per cent of all children living in poverty, according to a report released on Nov. 14.
When was 18 and in the Canadian Armed Forces, Ron Raby remembered going sleepless for days while stationed in the town of Soest, West Germany. It was 1953, during the Cold War.
“We had to sleep in tents, in weather below 45 degrees,” Raby said.
On March 4, 2009, Canadian soldier David Macdonald pulled ahead of his convoy on its way into Kandahar to ensure that a bridge ahead was safe. Fourteen days later he came out of a coma in a German hospital bed.
“I woke up … (and ) they told me about my injuries. I asked them where my platoon was and they said they were still back in Afghanistan,” MacDonald said. “That was far worse than hearing about any injuries I had.”
TTC pub crawl — the concept is simple. There are bars, pubs and taverns close to every subway station along the TTC lines making it easy for commuters to hop off, grab a beer and jump back on the subway over to the next station where they can check out other watering holes and neighbourhoods. The trouble is that most people don’t know it exists.
The Toronto Blue Jays are off to a less than ideal start this season, and are currently tied for second in the American League East with a 7-7 record.