Skateboarding making an ‘Impact’ in East York

Some of the students are practising standing on their skateboards without falling. Others are doing ollies — jumping with the board under their feet — and getting serious on the indoor ramp.

It’s another Saturday morning class with Yash Presswalla, who offers  skateboarding classes to young people aged six to 16.

City Counc. Mary-Margaret McMahon (left), The Nooks owner Colleen Imrie (second from the left), Tara Jeronimus (second from the right), and Laneway project co-founder Michelle Senayah pose at Saturday's nookFEST

nookFEST brings together artisans and entrepreneurs

For creative entrepreneur Sean Kung, his concrete homeware business 1842 is a way for him to work with his hands.

Compared to his “real boring adult job” in digital media, creating concrete planters and lights is “a way to get that hands-on tangible work in,” Kung said.

patrons at the bar at Sauce

Noise complaints change the tune of Toronto’s music scene

Toronto has gained a reputation for it’s dying live music scene. Now, the city is looking to implement a number of changes to its noise bylaws to help out artists. That’s music to the ears of some bar owners, but not everyone agrees.

Digging into some of the best souvlaki in Greektown

Up and down Pape Street and along Danforth Avenue in Toronto’s Greektown, you will find one thing on every corner — souvlaki. The Observer canvassed the neighbourhood known for its servings of chicken and pork dishes in search of some of the best souvlaki Greektown has to offer.