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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: Tenants still homeless after partial collapse of Little Portugal home

    Video: Tenants still homeless after partial collapse of Little Portugal home

    A wall of the unoccupied half of a semi-detached home on Roxton Road, south of College Street, fell around 11:20 p.m. on Thursday.

  2. Video: A sneak peek at Sony’s new summer tech

    Video: A sneak peek at Sony’s new summer tech

    CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney gets a look at some of the new products hitting the market from Sony.

  3. Thousands of Raptors fans cheer on team despite Game 1 loss

    Thousands of Raptors fans cheer on team despite Game 1 loss

    Thousands of fans gathered in Maple Leaf square to cheer on the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The Raps lost 87-94 to the Brooklyn Nets. Game 2 is Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre.

  4. EXCLUSIVE: Toronto family returns to Boston Marathon after last year’s bombings

    EXCLUSIVE: Toronto family returns to Boston Marathon after last year’s bombings

    CityNews reporter Natalie Duddridge spoke to the family as they prepared to return to Boston.

  5. Mayoral candidates attend Good Friday procession

    Mayoral candidates attend Good Friday procession

    CityNews reporter Amanda Ferguson asked the candidates if their appearance was about community or campaigning.

  6. Golfers rejoice as courses open following brutal winter

    Golfers rejoice as courses open following brutal winter

    CityNews reporter Adrian Ghobrial talked to some happy golfers who were teed off by an epic winter.

  7. Evening Weather Webcast: April 18, 2014

    Evening Weather Webcast: April 18, 2014

    Lots of sunshine and seasonal temperatures are on the way for the weekend. But by Monday we could be seeing rain. Saturday’s predicted high is 12 C.

  8. Christians line Little Italy streets for 52nd Good Friday procession

    Christians line Little Italy streets for 52nd Good Friday procession

    Christians lined the streets of Little Italy to watch the 52nd annual St. Francis of Assisi Good Friday procession depicting the final moments of Jesus Christ before he was crucified.

  9. Gate-checked bags get chucked at Pearson Airport

    Gate-checked bags get chucked at Pearson Airport

    An Air Canada passenger witnessed baggage handlers at Pearson Airport dropping carry-on bags into a bin 20 feet below. Air Canada says it’s investigating the incident.

  10. Entertainment City: Lohan admits she penned lovers list

    Entertainment City: Lohan admits she penned lovers list

    Lindsay Lohan admits she wrote the list of former lovers that was recently leaked to the media as part of her 12-step program while she was in rehab. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is launching a women’s clothing line. And a new trailer is available for season two of Orange is the New Black.

  11. The tail fin of an Air Canada plane at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. The Canadian Press Images/Darryl Dyck
    Air Canada passengers watch as carry-on luggage goes flying at Pearson

    Air Canada passengers watch as carry-on luggage goes flying at Pearson

    “Dozens and dozens of bags” were casually tossed 20 feet.

  12. EXCLUSIVE: Toronto family seeks response from Bell about dangling telephone wires

    EXCLUSIVE: Toronto family seeks response from Bell about dangling telephone wires

    CityNews reporter Natalie Duddridge with why the homeowners say their calls for help are falling on deaf ears.

  13. Party atmosphere at Ford’s campaign launch

    Party atmosphere at Ford’s campaign launch

    “If you have my back on election day, I promise you Rob Ford will have your back for another four years,” Ford said during a half-hour speech.

  14. Ford’s full campaign launch speech

    Ford’s full campaign launch speech

    Ford spoke for about half an hour, painting himself as an ‘average’ guy watching your money.

  15. Home in Little Portugal partially collapses

    Home in Little Portugal partially collapses

    City building inspectors were at a west-end home and had deemed it unsafe only hours before it partially collapsed Wednesday evening.