Greek football rivalries kick into high gear in Toronto’s Greektown

Zissis Katsoulis is a diehard soccer fan. He had no choice. “When I was at home … I could hear when they scored,” he said. Back in Greece, Katsoulis grew up near the Panathinaikos stadium. “When we would go to the games, you could feel it.” Now living in Canada, Katsoulis follows his favourite time in the Panathinaikos fan club location at Pape and Floyd, in East York. “This … is the heart of Panathinaikos in Toronto,” he said, “17 years we’ve been in this place.”

Highest percentage of female grads in latest cop class

Toronto Police Class 1503 had its highest percentage of female graduates on Thursday. The graduating class is 48 per cent women, with more than a third being a visible minority. It’s 18 per cent up from last year, an achievement the force is apparently proud of. “It’s nice to see such a diverse graduating class,” said police services board […]

Places to visit during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game

Toronto is set to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game from Feb. 12 – 14. Rappers Travis Scott and Future, along with Toronto Raptor Cory Joseph, DJ Drama and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal are just a few of the names hosting events. The popular three-day event, happening at the Air Canada Centre, is expected to flood the downtown core with both locals and visitors alike.

Three new businesses deliver fresh flavours to Danforth

With new restaurants and bars opening up along Danforth Avenue, the popular Greektown neighbourhood is experiencing some fresh aromas and a new wave of energy. The Observer sat down with the owners of a few of these businesses to see what’s new in town.