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A look back at some of the biggest headlines of 2013. From Rob Ford to Chris Hadfield to Sammy Yatim to the massive rain storm on July 8, it was a memorable year in Toronto and the GTA.

Year in review 2013: Toronto’s top news stories RSS

  1. Video: Turning around Sunwing flight after alleged drunken brawl cost $50K

    Video: Turning around Sunwing flight after alleged drunken brawl cost $50K

    A Sunwing flight to Cuba was sent back to Toronto with fighter jet escorts after two women allegedly drank their duty-free booze and smoked in a washroom, fought with one another and made a threat.

    The plane was 90 minutes into its flight and Sunwing says the cost of turning it around is at least $50,000. We went to an expert for a breakdown.

  2. Forum poll shows Ford in 2nd place behind Tory

    Forum poll shows Ford in 2nd place behind Tory

    The latest poll by Forum Research shows Rob Ford is gaining and now in second place behind front-runner John Tory in the mayoral race, despite allegations about his behaviour as a high school football coach disclosed in documents by TCDSB.

  3. Video: TTC replaces fare payment boxes with proof-of-purchase machines on new streetcars

    Video: TTC replaces fare payment boxes with proof-of-purchase machines on new streetcars

    The TTC is replacing the fare payment box next to the driver with proof-of-purchase machines on new streetcars. What used to take mere seconds could end up slowing everyone down.

  4. 8 arrested in Project Yellowbird & over $5M in stolen vehicles & property recovered

    8 arrested in Project Yellowbird & over $5M in stolen vehicles & property recovered

    Police put the brakes on a sophisticated auto and property theft ring that resulted early Thursday in eight arrests and the recovery of 23 vehicles and stolen property worth over $5 million.

  5. Video: Disturbing allegations surface against Rob Ford as football coach

    Video: Disturbing allegations surface against Rob Ford as football coach

    Rob Ford patrolled the sidelines for 10 years at Don Bosco as a football coach before being relieved of his duties last spring. But files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act are shining a light on the disturbing circumstances surrounding his departure.

  6. 2 women charged after Sunwing flight forced back to Pearson

    2 women charged after Sunwing flight forced back to Pearson

    Two women were arrested and both face five charges on Thursday after a disturbance on a Sunwing flight that was halfway to Cuba when it was forced to return to Toronto on Wednesday.

  7. Video: Unruly Sunwing passenger leaves Brampton courthouse

    Video: Unruly Sunwing passenger leaves Brampton courthouse

    Lilia Ratmanski was one of two women who have been charged after a disturbance forced a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto on Wednesday. The accused didn’t speak to the media following her appearance in a Brampton courthouse.

  8. Video: 8 arrested, 23 luxury vehicles recovered in police raids

    Video: 8 arrested, 23 luxury vehicles recovered in police raids

    Police in Toronto, York Region and Niagara carried out multiple raids on Thursday morning. Eight people were arrested and 23 luxury vehicles were recovered. Supt. Scott Gilbert spoke about the investigation dubbed Project Yellowbird.

  9. Raw: Dramatic dashcam footage of Brampton car crash; no major injuries

    Raw: Dramatic dashcam footage of Brampton car crash; no major injuries

    CityNews viewer Dipin sent us video from a three-vehicle collision that occurred in Brampton on Monday. No major injuries reported.

  10. RAW: Mayor Ford, councillors dance to reggae music at city hall (again)

    RAW: Mayor Ford, councillors dance to reggae music at city hall (again)

    Reggae singer Jay Douglas had Mayor Rob Ford and city councillors on their feet during Thursday’s city council meeting

  11. Video: Mother of unruly Sunwing passenger reacts to Wednesday’s incident

    Video: Mother of unruly Sunwing passenger reacts to Wednesday’s incident

    Lilia Ratmanski, 25, of Whitby, is one of two-woman charged after a disturbance forced a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Pearson International Airport under a military escort on Wednesday. Ratmanski’s mother spoke about the incident on Thursday.

  12. Video: John Tory & Olivia Chow react to results in latest Toronto mayoral poll

    Video: John Tory & Olivia Chow react to results in latest Toronto mayoral poll

    In the latest Forum Research Toronto mayoral poll, Rob Ford sits in second place with 31 per cent of support behind front-runner John Tory who netted 34 per cent. Olivia Chow came in third with 23 per cent. Tory and Chow gave their thoughts on the latest poll results.

  13. Video: Unruly Sunwing passengers scheduled to appear at Brampton courthouse

    Video: Unruly Sunwing passengers scheduled to appear at Brampton courthouse

    Two Toronto-area women have been charged after a disturbance forced a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Pearson International Airport under a military escort on Wednesday. Tammie Sutherland provides an update outside the Brampton courthouse.

  14. Video: Mayor Ford thanks councillors for service during term at city hall

    Video: Mayor Ford thanks councillors for service during term at city hall

    Mayor Rob Ford thanked Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, his brother Coun. Doug Ford as well as other councillors for their service during Thursday’s city council meeting in Toronto. This is the last council meeting before the Oct. 27 municipal election.

  15. Entertainment City: Friends stars’ mini-reunion on Jimmy Kimmel

    Entertainment City: Friends stars’ mini-reunion on Jimmy Kimmel

    In today’s Entertainment City, the ladies of Friends reunite for an impromptu reunion on their old set, and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on a “romantic” Canada getaway.