The Toronto Observer


T.O.’s Woofstock brings together dog owners from across Canada

Posted: 23 mins ago
It was kooky and yet creative. Woofstock, Canada’s largest dog festival, celebrated its 12th anniversary this year. According to organizers, the Toronto event, held Sept. 26 and 27th, was by far the best  in history, with new additions and the impressive crowd that attended. Organizers say that over 250,000 plus had attended this year. The event had […]

Heating up: A look at summer

Posted: 1 hour ago
Whether you think the warm weather passed by way too quick, or are all too happy to leave the days of incessant sweating behind, here's a look at how summer treated us.



Bulldogs’ Lemcke to have operation on injured leg

The Hamilton Bulldogs will need their young players to step up in captain Justin Lemcke's absence.

Posted: 15 hours ago
Hamilton Bulldogs captain Justin Lemcke is set to undergo surgery after fracturing the fibula in his right leg during last night’s 3-2 overtime win over the Soo, the team announced today. The incident took place just over five minutes into the contest when Greyhounds forward Boris Katchouk hit the 18-year-old defenceman hard into the end […]

Bulldogs acquire Mason Marchment from Otters

Mason Marchment will provide the Hamilton Bulldogs with some size and experience up front.

Posted: 15 hours ago
The Hamilton Bulldogs have landed some much-needed veteran experience up front. It was announced Monday that the team has acquired over-age forward Mason Marchment and a fourth-round pick in the OHL Priority Selection from the Erie Otters. Pleased to announce we have completed a trade with @ErieOtters for @mush__27 — Hamilton Bulldogs (@BulldogsOHL) October […]

Chaminade shreds Blessed Mother Teresa in ‘rusty’ opener

Posted: 17 hours ago
Like many high school football teams, the Chaminade Gryphon’s best athletes play both offence and defence, but the two-way players put on a show at home Monday afternoon. The 2014 champion Gryphons defeated the Blessed Mother Teresa Titans by a score of 36-6 in their TCDSB season opener. Chaminade quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, and […]

Arts & Life

Fighting games hope to match success of eSports giants

Posted: Oct 4 2015 | 12:16 pm
They don’t have DotA 2’s $18-million prize pools, nor will they have 27 million viewers for a grand final like League of Legends. What the fighting genre in gaming does have though is plenty of irrefutable classics from many childhoods, such as Nintendo’s popular Super Smash Bros. and Capcom’s legendary Street Fighter series. Therefore, it’s […]


Brad Boyes raises a leaf to women’s health

Posted: Oct 2 2015 | 9:19 am
It didn't take long for newly signed Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brad Boyes to contribute to the city that drafted him. Boyes joined the Shoppers Drug Mart team Thursday to help raise money for Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH).

Special Reports

Bring on the Summer: Toronto’s Hottest Music Festivals

Bring on the Summer: Toronto’s Hottest Music Festivals

Posted: May 20 2015 | 4:49 pm
What event? Riot Fest When is it happening? September 19-20 Where is it? Downsview Park What’s it sound like? Punk, hardcore, metal and rock How much does it cost? Tickets are not currently up for sale. Early Bird tickets were available through the Riot Fest website. The two packages included the following: 2-day general admission as well as […]

No snow tires on TTC buses: Riders at risk?

Posted: Mar 2 2015 | 3:28 am
Imagine being on your way somewhere and the TTC bus you’re in is not moving, because it can’t get up the hill in the snow. That is exactly what happened to many passengers on Monday February 2, when at least one bus on York Mills Road east of Yonge Street was struggling to get up the hill, due to the 22 centimetres of snow that walloped Southern Ontario overnight Sunday and into the morning commute. The TTC buses do not use snow tires.


Once you go Uber, you never go Beck

Beck Taxi

Posted: Sep 15 2015 | 11:43 am
After protests and trying to kick UberX out of the business, Beck Taxi, which has the largest number of taxis in North America, has started a petition urging City Hall to lower prices.

Nothing flattering about this imitation

Posted: Apr 9 2015 | 12:21 pm
Now Ishika knew she couldn’t change her natural brown skin tone, or her dark eyes — and she was pretty sure that her mother would never let her dye her hair. So she decided to change her body. Not a good choice. @storyartscentre Story Arts Centre on Vine Story Arts Centre on Google+