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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’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.

  2. 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.

  3. Supporters gather for Mayor Ford’s official campaign kickoff

    Supporters gather for Mayor Ford’s official campaign kickoff

    Supporters of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford are gathered at the Congress Centre in Etobicoke for his official re-election campaign kickoff on Thursday evening.

  4. Mayoral candidates Tory, Chow announce plans to ease traffic congestion

    Mayoral candidates Tory, Chow announce plans to ease traffic congestion

    John Tory and Olivia Chow have drawn up blueprints for how to tackle the city’s worsening gridlock — and they include water taxis and construction fines.

  5. Video: Father of Calgary stabbing suspect gets emotional while speaking to media

    Video: Father of Calgary stabbing suspect gets emotional while speaking to media

    Insp. Doug de Grood got emotional when he spoke to the media for the first time since his son Matthew was named as the suspect in Tuesday’s mass murder at a Calgary university house party. Five young people died from stab wounds. The father of the suspect suffers from mobility issues.

  6. Video: Olivia Chow announces plan to ease gridlock in Toronto

    Video: Olivia Chow announces plan to ease gridlock in Toronto

    Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow unveiled her plan to help ease gridlock in the city. She spoke about what she would do if she was elected mayor.

  7. Video: Cyclist struck & killed by transport truck in Mississauga

    Video: Cyclist struck & killed by transport truck in Mississauga

    A cyclist is dead after he was hit by a transport truck in Mississauga on Thursday morning. Sgt. Matt Small spoke about the incident near Derry and Dixie.

  8. Video: Province plans to phase in train service every 15 mins. on all GO lines

    Video: Province plans to phase in train service every 15 mins. on all GO lines

    Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray and Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke about the province’s plan to phase in GO Train service every 15 minutes on all lines.

  9. Video: John Tory unveils plan to combat gridlock in Toronto

    Video: John Tory unveils plan to combat gridlock in Toronto

    Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory unveiled details about his plan to fight gridlock in the city. He said it’s time to look at the idea of a water taxi system as a way to help ease congestion.

  10. Video: Firefighter injured in Etobicoke blaze

    Video: Firefighter injured in Etobicoke blaze

    A firefighter suffered an injury to his hand battling a blaze at a high-rise building near Sherway Gardens on Thursday morning. No residents were injured and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

  11. Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) slams home a dunk against Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert (left) during first half NBA action in Toronto on Friday April 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    Toronto Raptors launch ‘We The North’ campaign celebrating Canada

    Toronto Raptors launch ‘We The North’ campaign celebrating Canada

    The YouTube video shows the Raptors playing everywhere from St. James Town to Regent Park.

  12. Video: Wall collapses at Roxton Road home

    Video: Wall collapses at Roxton Road home

    City of Toronto inspectors were at a downtown home hours before it collapsed on Wednesday night.

  13. Video: Thousands expected to attend Mayor Rob Ford election campaign kick-off

    Video: Thousands expected to attend Mayor Rob Ford election campaign kick-off

    Mayor Rob Ford will officially launch his re-election campaign at the Toronto Congress Centre on Thursday evening, more than three months after registering as a candidate.

  14. Video: Family, friends mourn murdered Malvern mom

    Video: Family, friends mourn murdered Malvern mom

    Police say the two men accused in a brazen shooting that killed a Malvern mother of four were venting their anger over a fatal shooting that took place a year ago in the same community.

  15. Councillors divided over plan to close Bloor Street on Sundays

    Councillors divided over plan to close Bloor Street on Sundays

    City of Toronto staff will study a proposal to close a stretch of Bloor Street to cars on several Sundays over the summer.