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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. Open Streets coming to downtown Toronto in August

    Open Streets coming to downtown Toronto in August

    Bloor Street between Spadina and Parliament, and Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen will be no-car zones between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on August 17 and on August 31.

  2. Google Geek Street inspires the engineers of the future

    Google Geek Street inspires the engineers of the future

    CityNews videographer Audra Brown spoke to some inspired young people about what the festival means to them.

  3. Grassroots program certifies Ontario rental buildings as green

    Grassroots program certifies Ontario rental buildings as green

    So far, 365 apartment towers are registered with the voluntary Certified Rental Building Program which now tells renters whether a building is environmentally friendly.

  4. Sought-after 416 phone numbers up for sale in Toronto

    Sought-after 416 phone numbers up for sale in Toronto

    The last batch of Toronto phone numbers with a 416 area code were handed out in 2006, making the digits a hot commodity.

  5. Deadly week for air travel concerns some passengers

    Deadly week for air travel concerns some passengers

    Travellers admit they’re concerned about flying after three deadly plane crashes in a week.

  6. 5 Canadians on Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali

    5 Canadians on Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali

    A Burkina Faso official says wreckage and remains from the missing Air Algerie flight have been found in Mali.

  7. Woman uses Twitter to accuse IBM execs of sexist comments

    Woman uses Twitter to accuse IBM execs of sexist comments

    A Toronto woman says she overheard IBM executives making discriminatory comments about women while she was eating in a restaurant — and decided to share the conversation on Twitter.

  8. 84 recommendations made in review of Toronto police use of lethal force

    84 recommendations made in review of Toronto police use of lethal force

    A report by an ex-Supreme Court of Canada justice makes 84 recommendations Toronto police should implement to prevent deaths during police encounters with people in crisis. Plus, families wonder why these recommendations weren’t implemented sooner.

  9. Raw video: Toronto musician Snow visits Rob Ford at city hall; sings for reporters

    Raw video: Toronto musician Snow visits Rob Ford at city hall; sings for reporters

    Toronto reggae musician Snow, who is best known for the hit Informer, met with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Thursday at city hall. He did a little rap mentioning Ford and said he supports the mayor.

  10. Video: ‘Police encounters with people in crisis’ report released

    Video: ‘Police encounters with people in crisis’ report released

    Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci spoke about his recommendations in his report titled ‘police encounters with people in crisis’. The 350 page report outlines 84 recommendations for police. The report was sparked following the killing of Toronto teenager Sammy Yatim, 18, on an empty streetcar last summer.

  11. Video: Chief Blair reacts to ‘Police encounters with people in crisis’ report

    Video: Chief Blair reacts to ‘Police encounters with people in crisis’ report

    Police Chief Bill Blair reacted after a report titled ‘police encounters with people in crisis’ was released on Thursday. The 350 page report was compiled by former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci and outlines 84 recommendations.

  12. Video: Jon Cryer on filming ‘Hit By Lightning’ in Canada

    Video: Jon Cryer on filming ‘Hit By Lightning’ in Canada

    Jon Cryer’s new film Hit By Lightning opens in theatres in October. He spoke to CityNews about the murder comedy and said he loved filming it in Ottawa.

  13. Video: Entertainment City: Bieber’s new tunes

    Video: Entertainment City: Bieber’s new tunes

    On the national edition of Entertainment City, Justin Bieber posts snippets of eleven new songs on Instagram.

  14. Business Report: KFC serves up beer, 416 numbers fetch big bucks, and TSX breaks records

    Business Report: KFC serves up beer, 416 numbers fetch big bucks, and TSX breaks records

    680News business editor Richard Southern with the day’s top business headlines, including new beer offerings at specialty KFC locations, the high price of old phone numbers, and another record-breaking day for the TSX.

  15. Morning Weather Webcast: July 24, 2014

    Morning Weather Webcast: July 24, 2014

    Mainly sunny skies, high of 24 C.