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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: 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Drake uses lint roller during Raptors playoff game

    Drake uses lint roller during Raptors playoff game

    The rapper and Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador did some personal grooming courtside as the team beat the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their playoff series.

  4. 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.

  5. Raccoon mating season delayed due to frigid winter

    Raccoon mating season delayed due to frigid winter

    Animal control experts say raccoon mating season is a couple of months behind schedule and Toronto could be in for a baby boom in the summer.

  6. 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.

  7. Video: Deputy fire chief updates condition of 4 injured Mississauga firefighters

    Video: Deputy fire chief updates condition of 4 injured Mississauga firefighters

    Four firefighters were hurt in a massive industrial fire in Mississauga on Wednesday morning. Deputy fire chief Greg Laing updated the condition of the firefighters that were injured in the blaze.

  8. Video: Federal government phasing out unsafe rail tank cars

    Video: Federal government phasing out unsafe rail tank cars

    The federal government is ordering the 5,000 most dangerous tank cars off the rails as it adopts the major rail safety recommendations of the Transportation Safety Board in the wake of the tragedy last summer in Lac Megantic. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt spoke about the new measures.

  9. Video: City’s executive committee rejects proposed salary hike for mayor & councillors

    Video: City’s executive committee rejects proposed salary hike for mayor & councillors

    Members of the executive committee rejected a proposed salary increase for councillors and the mayor of nearly 13 per cent in favour of a cost of living adjustment of about 2 per cent. Here’s a look at how the vote went down.

  10. Video: Toronto police investigate shooting on Falstaff Ave.

    Video: Toronto police investigate shooting on Falstaff Ave.

    Toronto police were called to the second floor of an apartment building on Falstaff Avenue following a shooting on Tuesday night. No one was injured and there’s no word on suspects. Here’s video from the scene.

  11. Video: No injuries reported following shooting in Mississauga

    Video: No injuries reported following shooting in Mississauga

    Emergency crews were called to 10th Line Road in Mississauga on Tuesday night after shots were reportedly fired in the area. No injuries were reported.

  12. Video: Composer Robbie Roth discusses ‘Flashdance the Musical’

    Video: Composer Robbie Roth discusses ‘Flashdance the Musical’

    680News music and entertainment reporter Rudy Blair speaks with composer Robbie Roth about how the music for Flashdance the Musical was created. The show runs from May 27-Jun. 8 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.

  13. Video: Writer Tom Hedley on ‘Flashdance the Musical’ in Toronto

    Video: Writer Tom Hedley on ‘Flashdance the Musical’ in Toronto

    Tom Hedley co-wrote the original Flashdance movie. He speaks with 680News music and entertainment reporter Rudy Blair about Flashdance the Musical in Toronto. The show runs from May 27-Jun. 8 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

  14. Video: Entertainment City: Lindsay Lohan revelations

    Video: Entertainment City: Lindsay Lohan revelations

    On the national edition of Entertainment City: the latest Lohan revelations, plus what Emma Stone found when she Googled herself.

  15. Amateur video: Mississauga industrial fire

    Amateur video: Mississauga industrial fire

    Jerry Gill, who said his house was 100 feet from the scene, captured this amateur video of an industrial fire in Mississauga.