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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: Shoppers pack malls for last minute holiday gifts

    Video: Shoppers pack malls for last minute holiday gifts

    CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt speaks with shoppers about the Christmas countdown.

  2. Preview: Hometown Hockey from Kingston, ON

    Preview: Hometown Hockey from Kingston, ON

    Not only is City bringing you NHL hockey on the weekends, we’re taking you to the towns where the game’s current and future stars made their mark.

  3. Car crashes through Etobicoke family’s backyard, again

    Car crashes through Etobicoke family’s backyard, again

    An Etobicoke family is demanding action after a vehicle slammed through their backyard fence and right into their yard.

  4. Family mourns after girl killed in TTC bus hit-and-run

    Family mourns after girl killed in TTC bus hit-and-run

    A 27-year-old TTC bus driver has come forward to police a day after a 14-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run in Scarborough.

  5. 2 vigils held in GTA for slain Pakistani children

    2 vigils held in GTA for slain Pakistani children

    Two candlelight vigils were held Friday for the children and staff killed earlier this week by the Pakistan Taliban during an attack at a school in Peshawar.

  6. Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Scarborough teen

    Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Scarborough teen

    The 14-year-old girl died at the scene at the intersection of Finch and Neilson.

  7. SIU investigating after suicidal Walmart employee shot by Toronto police

    SIU investigating after suicidal Walmart employee shot by Toronto police

    A suicidal Walmart employee, who had a butcher knife, was shot by Toronto police during an incident at Agincourt Mall on Thursday evening. He’s a father of four who remains in critical but stable condition.

  8. Woman stabbed, robbed while walking home in city’s north end

    Woman stabbed, robbed while walking home in city’s north end

    A 24-year-old woman is in serious condition after being stabbed in a vicious random attack in the city’s north end on Thursday night.

  9. Tory takes on charity runs, developers in bid to ease road closure chaos

    Tory takes on charity runs, developers in bid to ease road closure chaos

    The mayor says Toronto will have to get tough with event organizers and construction companies in an effort to reduce the disruptions caused by road closures.

  10. Fitch downgrades Ontario long-term debt rating

    Fitch downgrades Ontario long-term debt rating

    Fitch Ratings cut its long-term issuer default rating from AA to AA- because it believes Ontario is in tough when it comes to eliminating its $12.5-billion deficit.

  11. Entertainment City: Cameron Diaz reportedly engaged to Benji Madden

    Entertainment City: Cameron Diaz reportedly engaged to Benji Madden

    Cameron Diaz is reportedly engaged to Benji Madden, plus Neil Patrick Harris will appear in two episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

  12. 680News’ Leslie James movie reviews: The Hobbit, Night at the Museum

    680News’ Leslie James movie reviews: The Hobbit, Night at the Museum

    680News film critic Leslie James joins Melanie Ng to give his thoughts on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie

  13. Video: Long-range Toronto & GTA holiday travel weather webcast

    Video: Long-range Toronto & GTA holiday travel weather webcast

    Meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai takes a look ahead at the current long-range weather forecast for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  14. Video: Mayor Tory on meeting with Road Closure Coordination Working Group

    Video: Mayor Tory on meeting with Road Closure Coordination Working Group

    Toronto Mayor John Tory spoke to the media after his first meeting with the road closure co-ordination working group on Friday. He said some events that clog traffic may have to change dates and locations in the future.

  15. Video: Busy travel day at Pearson airport on Friday

    Video: Busy travel day at Pearson airport on Friday

    Over 100,000 people are expected to pass through Pearson airport Friday on the busiest travel day of the season. We spoke to some of the lucky people who are heading out of town for a holiday vacation.