Each Harley Owners Group is a family-oriented and local organization. There are more than 1,400 official H.O.G. Chapters worldwide, all of which are sponsored by a local Harley Davidson dealership, adhere to the rules in the H.O.G. Chapter Charter (defined by H.O.G.), and are operated by unpaid volunteer Harley owners (customers of Harley-Davidson, just like you).
TORONTO HOG®, aka THOG (Chapter #9743), held its first official Chapter meeting on May 28, 1998, at the Harley-Davidson of Toronto dealership, on Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
The Chapter’s original name was “Greater Toronto Harley Owners Group”. At that time, there already was a “Toronto” HOG Chapter, sponsored by another dealership. The original “Toronto” HOG Chapter disbanded in early 2002. Years later, in 2011/2012, “Greater Toronto” HOG became the new “Toronto” HOG.
In South Central Ontario, we are fortunate to have several HOG Chapters. Each Chapter has its own geographic locale (Toronto, Scarborough, York Region, Milton, Durham, etc) and each tends to have its own “personality”, mostly determined by its current and active participants and executives. Check out a few Chapters until you find the one that best suits you. There’s no rule stating that you can’t be a member of more than one Chapter! 😉