Extending last call in Toronto

Last call in East York and the rest of Toronto is 2 a.m., but a committee is now looking into the potential benefits of extending that nightly deadline.

The Toronto Music Advisory Council, which consists of city councillors, music industry professionals and artists, recently presented its case for the change to the Economic Development Committee.

Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey: From the fans’ point of view

The World Cup of Hockey 2016 tournament garnered mixed reviews and inconsistent attendance. Some fans enjoyed themselves at the free viewing parties outside the Air Canada Centre, while some within the hockey community, including amateur players who might be expected to feel a deeper connection to the event, were lukewarm.

Constable and canine partner recognized for rescue

It was a cold night, last September. Toronto Police Dog Services Constable John Massey was driving back to his 54 Division station in East York.

A call came over the radio about a “suspicious package” found on the Leaside Bridge, not far from his station.

“That obviously triggers some alarms,” Massey said.

The “suspicious package” was a backpack. Inside, was a suicide note.

“I just volunteered for the call,” he said.

Pape subway station platform

2016 federal budget: transit, housing, seniors, Bombardier

On March 22, the new federal Liberal government released its first budget. The Toronto Observer’s Bradley Dobson, Daniel McKenzie, Cherry (Changhong) Liu and Amy McNeill take a look at what’s in store for Ontario’s public transit, social housing, old age security and Bombardier.

Toronto becoming ‘dangerously unaffordable,’ report says

Buying a home in Canada is a realistic endeavor for most people, as long as you don’t want to live in Toronto or Vancouver. The latest housing affordability report from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) says markets in those two cities are drastically different from others across the country.

Shoppers Drug Mart looks into selling medical marijuana

There’s plenty of buzz around medical marijuana these days and Shoppers Drug Mart might want to join the party. The drug store giant confirmed it is looking into the process of selling medical marijuana at its stores, assuming the legal framework is in order. “We believe that it would be distributed — and should be distributed […]