The Toronto Observer


Report: Liberals paid $468 million for labour peace


Posted: Nov 20 2014 | 12:06 pm
When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne renegotiated public school teachers' contracts last year, it set her up to win a historic electoral victory. It also cost taxpayers $468 million.

Man arrested for three sexual assaults

Posted: Nov 18 2014 | 1:37 pm
Police have arrested a man who is suspected to have committed three sexual assaults on the 100C Flemingdon Park Bus in East York.

Explosion investigated for links to drug making

Posted: Nov 18 2014 | 1:20 pm
Crews are investigating after an explosion rocked a condo building in Liberty Village on Monday night. The explosion blew out windows and elevator doors and injured one man. Toronto Police believe the explosion may have been caused by illicit drug making. “It appears the unit where the explosion happened is a clandestine lab, ” Const. Jeniffer […]



Free agent Russell Martin to join Blue Jays

Posted: Nov 18 2014 | 11:46 am
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired Toronto-born catcher Russell Martin from free agency. Martin, 31, is a three-time All Star coming off what is arguably his best season playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame tells its own story

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has been located in this unassuming farmhouse for over 20 years.

Posted: Nov 17 2014 | 1:01 pm
You’ll find it about half an hour off the highway. It’s in a cute old building, made of stone. Baseball diamonds stretch as far as the eye can see. No, this isn’t Cooperstown, New York. This is St. Marys, Ontario, and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Blue Jays trade Lind for Estrada

Posted: Nov 4 2014 | 11:50 am
The Toronto Blue jays have traded Adam Lind to the Miluakee Brewers in exchange for pitcher Marco Estrada. Lind, 31, was the Blue Jays long-term first baseman and designated hitter.   Lind was drafted by the Jays in 2004 as a third-round pick. Last season, he hit .321 with 6 home runs and 40 RBIs. […]

Arts & Life

Veggielicious makes Toronto return

Veggielicious is serving up tasty meals at local restaurants, cafes and bakeries until Nov. 30

Posted: Nov 20 2014 | 12:21 pm
Gather around, lovers of veggies, lentils and all things vegan; the Veggielicious Festival is back for its fourth annual celebration of vegetarian cuisine.


Special Reports

Women’s pro hockey moves to a bigger media pond

Women’s pro hockey moves to a bigger media pond

Posted: Nov 8 2014 | 6:59 pm
The Canadian Women's Hockey League has signed a four-year deal with Sportsnet to broadcast the Clarkson Cup every March. The partnership will provide young female Canadians with a more visible goal to aspire to.

Councillor for life: Toronto’s incumbency problem

Posted: Nov 7 2014 | 4:49 pm
Four years ago, Jon Burnside came up just short in his bid to defeat long-time incumbent councillor John Parker in the Toronto municipal election. This fall, Burnside got his revenge. He surged past Parker Oct. 27, and became the only challenger to beat an incumbent.


Election Debates: how many is too many?

Posted: Oct 2 2014 | 2:42 pm
How many debates do you need to win an election? For the Toronto mayoral candidates it seems that the answer is: the more the merrier.

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. @storyartscentre Story Arts Centre on Vine Story Arts Centre on Google+