Publication: Toronto Observer

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Chris Hadfield set to be first official torch bearer for Pan Am Games

Evan PangFormer astronaut Chris Hadfield gives a speech after he was announced to be the first torch bearer for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on Wednesday.Former astronaut Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to operate Canadarm in orbit in 1995, ... [Published Toronto Observer - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Ford plans to cut land-transfer tax annually

Doug Ford said he’s planning to make a 15 per cent cut to the land-transfer tax every year for four years if he is elected as mayor.Ford gave a press conference after a meeting with the Toronto Real Estate Board on Wednesday morning. He said the Municipal ... [Published Toronto Observer - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Taxes, Doug Ford, Toronto
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

For candidates, balancing campaign and home life a family affair

The constant ringing of the telephone pierces the background sound of voices in conversation at Jen Sagar’s home.Another request for an interview has come in and there’s a debate tonight. The kids leave for school and now her attention turns to a meeting ... [Published Toronto Observer - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Acquisition, Boost, Lettuce
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Closing down the streets for Nuit Blanche 2014

Toronto streets will shut down on Oct. 4 along portions of Spadina Avenue, Queen Street West, Bathurst Street, Fort York Boulevard, and Bremner Boulevard, for Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s annual all night art celebration. Partial street closures will ensure ... [Published Toronto Observer - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Toronto
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Stabbing at East-End bank leaves man in critical condition

Two suspects are in custody, and a man is in critical condition after a stabbing near Markham Road and Ellesmere.Police say the stabbing occurred outside of a bank just after midnight, when the man was approached by the two suspects.According to paramedics, ... [Published Toronto Observer - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Stabbing, Bank, Custody
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Bloor Street Dart League survives many changes

They may not be young anymore, but that doesn’t stop them from coming out to play.And after over a third of a century of existence, there’s not much about darts that the founding members and current executive committee of the Bloor Street Dart League ... [Published Toronto Observer - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Police release video in pizza parlour shooting

[embedded content]Toronto Police has released security camera footage showing the suspect of a Scarborough double-shooting being dropped off near the crime scene.The shooting took place on Sept. 14 outside Halal Pizza Time and Restaurant near Markham ... [Published Toronto Observer - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Hundreds of Torontonians gather to end kidney disease in Canada

Erin Sandel"We All Shine On," walking in memory of Michael Pelaggi.It was a perfect day for the Kidney Foundation of Canada to celebrate its golden anniversary.On Saturday, over 200 participants gathered in sunny High Park at the annual Kidney Walk, to ... [Published Toronto Observer - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Rob Ford gives first public speech since cancer diagnosis

Rob Ford made his first public appearance since being released from the hospital.The Mayor gave a speech to hundreds of anxious fans during the annual Ford Fest barbecue Saturday evening in Etobicoke.With a hoarse voice and with family behind him, he ... [Published Toronto Observer - Sep 29 2014]
Entities: Rob Ford, Cancer, Toronto
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Annex Chess Club covers all the bases

For seven-year-old Tigran Ghazarian, playing chess with adults is as much fun as any other game.Having weekly lessons on chess’s strategy and plays, it’s no wonder Tigran has already beat more advanced players in tournaments.His dad Vigen Ghazarian is ... [Published Toronto Observer - Sep 28 2014]
Entities: Chess, Teaching, Albania
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 2 reports

VIDEO: Highlights of Doug Ford’s first mayoral debate

/ Toronto ObserverMayoral candidates, from left to right, Olivia Chow, Doug Ford and John Tory debate in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014Toronto Mayoral candidate Doug Ford took to the stage to challenge his opponents Olivia Chow and John Tory during ... [Published Toronto Observer - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

Candidates exchange heated remarks at mayoral debate

Doug Ford joined candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow at York Memorial Collegiate Institute for his first debate on Sept. 23.The candidates answered questions surrounding issues such as the welfare system, and the spike in deaths of young, black males. ... [Published Toronto Observer - Sep 24 2014]

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Book-lover Cailin Cooper first volunteered at The Word on the Street festival in 2009. "The festival was an event I looked forward to getting involved with each year" she says. This year's festival is set for Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Queen’s Park Circle. Admission is free
'There are other issues that are important,' Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association member Joan Prowse says of the council race in Ward 20, "but [the airport] absolutely has to be the number 1 [issue] that everyone’s concerned about." The municipal election is set for Oct. 27

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