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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: ‘Beauty Gives Back’ campaign kicks off at Mirror Ball charity fundraiser

    Video: ‘Beauty Gives Back’ campaign kicks off at Mirror Ball charity fundraiser

    CityNews reporter Natalie Duddridge speaks with Dionne Warner about being the new face of the Beauty Gives Back campaign.

  2. Evening Weather Webcast: Nov. 22, 2014

    Evening Weather Webcast: Nov. 22, 2014

    We’re expecting it to warm up over the next couple of days, but rain and wind are also in the forecast.

  3. Preview: Hometown Hockey from Fort McMurray, AB

    Preview: Hometown Hockey from Fort McMurray, AB

    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.

  4. Family mourns after mother of three struck and killed in Mississauga

    Family mourns after mother of three struck and killed in Mississauga

    A family devastated by a collision one week ago is speaking out about pedestrian safety.

  5. East end residents endure hours without power after gas leak

    East end residents endure hours without power after gas leak

    Area residences within 500 metres of the gas leak were evacuated.

  6. Weekend thaw threatens to flood snowbound Buffalo

    Weekend thaw threatens to flood snowbound Buffalo

    CityNews reporter Francis D’Souza with how the city is preparing for the next twist in its weather saga.

  7. Ford signs bobbleheads as his mayoral term nears end

    Ford signs bobbleheads as his mayoral term nears end

    Mayor Rob Ford was back at city hall on Friday, signing the last batch of bobbleheads for fans and only days away from his fourth round of chemo therapy for a rare tumour in his abdomen.

  8. Leafs say skipping game-end salute wasn’t a snub to fans

    Leafs say skipping game-end salute wasn’t a snub to fans

    Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf said the team was merely trying to change up its routine after a few bad losses.

  9. Woman, 81, killed in Riverdale house fire

    Woman, 81, killed in Riverdale house fire

    An 81-year-old woman was found dead after a fire on Withrow Avenue, near Carlaw Avenue and Gerrard Street East, early Friday morning.

  10. Major gas leak triggers evacuation, power outage in east end

    Major gas leak triggers evacuation, power outage in east end

    Homes and businesses near Kingston Road and Victoria Park Avenue were evacuated after construction workers hit a gas line on Friday afternoon.

  11. 680News’ Leslie James movie reviews: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    680News’ Leslie James movie reviews: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    680News film critic Leslie James joins Melanie Ng to give his thoughts on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and The Homesman.

  12. Video: Non-salute after win wasn’t a shot at Maple Leafs fans: Phaneuf

    Video: Non-salute after win wasn’t a shot at Maple Leafs fans: Phaneuf

    The Toronto Maple Leafs ended a three-game losing skid on Thursday, but didn’t salute the fans at centre ice following the game. On Friday, captain Dion Phaneuf explained why his club didn’t salute the crowd. Coach Randy Carlyle also gave his thoughts on the decision made by his players to change things up.

  13. Video: Woman’s body found inside Riverdale home destroyed by fire

    Video: Woman’s body found inside Riverdale home destroyed by fire

    Division Commander Andrew Kostiuk confirmed that an 81-year-old woman was found dead inside her Riverdale home that was destroyed by a fire on Friday. The woman was found hours after the fire in a bed on the ground floor.

  14. Video: Rob Ford updates health & signs bobbleheads in Toronto

    Video: Rob Ford updates health & signs bobbleheads in Toronto

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was at city hall signing bobbleheads that went on sale on Friday. The so-called ‘Robbie Bobbies’ are being sold at the mayor’s office for $30 each, and the net proceeds will go to the Humber River Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He spoke about his health as he prepares for a fourth round of chemotherapy.

  15. Video: Maple Leafs don’t salute fans after snapping losing streak

    Video: Maple Leafs don’t salute fans after snapping losing streak

    The Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing skid on Thursday. The players didn’t salute the fans at centre ice after the win. Watch The 5 and CityNews at Six as Adrian Ghobrial will talk with the team and we’ll also have Don Cherry’s reaction.