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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. Ford says he’ll try to attend TCH meeting despite not sitting on board

    Ford says he’ll try to attend TCH meeting despite not sitting on board

    CityNews reporter Adrian Ghobrial has more on the looming meeting, where the fate of TCH CEO Gene Jones will be discussed.

  2. The Inside Story: Man dies after getting tainted blood as toddler

    The Inside Story: Man dies after getting tainted blood as toddler

    Hemophiliac Tyler Lambert died on April 3, 2014, about three decades after getting HIV from tainted blood.

  3. Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot and killed by Toronto police on July 27, 2013. Source: Facebook
    Officer facing murder charge in Sammy Yatim streetcar shooting back at work

    Officer facing murder charge in Sammy Yatim streetcar shooting back at work

    After seven months of paid leave, Const. James Forcillo has been working an administrative role at Crime Stoppers since February.

  4. Injured firefighters improving after fire destroys Mississauga warehouse

    Injured firefighters improving after fire destroys Mississauga warehouse

    Three firefighters were recuperating in hospital Thursday after a fire and explosions levelled a warehouse building on Thamesgate Drive in Mississauga a day earlier.

  5. CityNews launches brand new app for Android & iOS devices

    CityNews launches brand new app for Android & iOS devices

    CityNews launched a brand new version of the app for both iOS and Android devices. Richard Bloom, director digital news, for the broadcast division of Rogers, gives a hands-on look at how it works and some of its features

  6. Man found shot to death outside Vaughan café

    Man found shot to death outside Vaughan café

    Police are searching for at least one suspect after a man was found shot to death outside a café on Regina Road near Highway 7 and Martin Grove Road in Vaughan on Thursday afternoon.

  7. Mayor Ford wants TCH CEO to keep his job

    Mayor Ford wants TCH CEO to keep his job

    On Tuesday, Toronto’s ombudsman Fiona Crean released a scathing report on the TCHC’s hiring, firing and promotion practices over the last two years under the watch of CEO Gene Jones. Mayor Rob Ford defended Jones and said he should keep his job.

  8. Lawyer defends Const. Forcillo’s return to work

    Lawyer defends Const. Forcillo’s return to work

    Const. James Forcillo accused of murdering Sammy Yatim on an empty Dundas streetcar last July is back to work. He’s been working in an administrative role at Crime Stoppers since February. Lawyer Peter Brauti spoke about his client’s return to work.

  9. Officials update massive industrial fire in Mississauga

    Officials update massive industrial fire in Mississauga

    Four firefighters were injured in Wednesday’s massive industrial blaze in Mississauga. Mike Potvin, an investigator with the fire marshal’s office and fire chief John McDougall updated the investigation.

  10. Video: Cause of Mississauga industrial fire still unknown

    Video: Cause of Mississauga industrial fire still unknown

    One firefighter remains in hospital in serious but stable condition after a massive industrial fire in Mississauga on Wednesday morning.

  11. Video: School bus crash in Milton sends 1 to hospital

    Video: School bus crash in Milton sends 1 to hospital

    None of the 17 children on the bus, all students at Brookville Public School, were hurt. However, a 68-year-old Burlington man is in critical condition. He was driving the other vehicle.

  12. Video: 3 in custody, 1 suspect sought, after downtown police chase

    Video: 3 in custody, 1 suspect sought, after downtown police chase

    The driver, believed to be a young offender, crashed at Parkside Drive and Bloor Street around 11 p.m.

  13. Woman who lived with 107 cats on trial for animal cruelty

    Woman who lived with 107 cats on trial for animal cruelty

    CityNews reporter Adrian Ghobrial has more on the disturbing images shown at the trial Wednesday.

  14. 4 firefighters injured in Mississauga industrial fire

    4 firefighters injured in Mississauga industrial fire

    Towering flames and explosions ripped through an industrial building early Wednesday morning on Thamesgate Drive in Mississauga, injuring four firefighters.

  15. Man seriously hurt in crash with school bus in Milton

    Man seriously hurt in crash with school bus in Milton

    A 68-year-old Burlington man is in critical condition after his SUV collided with a school bus in Milton on Wednesday.