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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: At least 4 dead after South Korean ferry sinks

    Video: At least 4 dead after South Korean ferry sinks

    Nearly 300 people are missing.

  2. EXCLUSIVE: ‘E-joints’ available in Toronto shops; safety questioned

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘E-joints’ available in Toronto shops; safety questioned

    Electronic joints are for sale in Toronto and online, but so far there are no studies about their safety or efficacy.

  3. Video: BT & CityNews team up for Daily Bread spring food drive

    Video: BT & CityNews team up for Daily Bread spring food drive

    The drive kicked off on April 2 and will run until April 26. Daily Bread is hoping to collect $225,000 and 225,000 pounds of nutritious food.

  4. Video: Lawyer tops list of Canada’s best jobs

    Video: Lawyer tops list of Canada’s best jobs

    CityNews reporter Roshni Murthy takes a look at what other jobs made the list.

  5. Jim Flaherty state funeral held in Toronto

    Jim Flaherty state funeral held in Toronto

    The public, dignitaries and relatives bid Jim Flaherty a final farewell during a state funeral in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.

  6. Ont. adds more mandatory vaccinations for school children

    Ont. adds more mandatory vaccinations for school children

    Starting this fall, students must have proof they’ve been vaccinated against meningococcal disease and whooping cough.

  7. Video: Toronto blackout caused by location of Hydro pole

    Video: Toronto blackout caused by location of Hydro pole

    The outage lasted almost three hours and plunged over 100,000 customers into darkness.

  8. Raw video: Interview with the Trailer Park Boys

    Raw video: Interview with the Trailer Park Boys

    Warning: The actors in this interview are portraying their on-screen characters and do not necessarily share these beliefs and personal life experiences. Julian, Bubbles and Ricky from the Trailer Park Boys spoke with Brad Smith about their experiences in jail as well as why Bubbles love felines.

  9. Video: TTC chair apologizes to passengers stranded in Tuesday’s power outage

    Video: TTC chair apologizes to passengers stranded in Tuesday’s power outage

    A significant power outage hit the city’s west end on Tuesday evening. Subway service from St. George Station to Jane Station was out during that time. Adrian Ghobrial speaks with TTC chair Maria Augimeri about the issues that took place.

  10. Video: Construction begins for Eglinton LRT in Leaside

    Video: Construction begins for Eglinton LRT in Leaside

    Construction began on Brentcliffe Road in Leaside as the 19-kilometre Eglinton LRT project ramps up. Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray spoke at the construction site on Wednesday.

  11. Video: Man taken to hospital following fire in Toronto’s west-end

    Video: Man taken to hospital following fire in Toronto’s west-end

    A man was rushed to hospital following a fire on Palmerston Avenue Wednesday morning. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

  12. Entertainment City: Miley Cyrus hospitalized after allergic reaction

    Entertainment City: Miley Cyrus hospitalized after allergic reaction

    Miley Cyrus had to cancel a concert in Kansas City after an allergic reaction, and Beyonce and Jay-Z may tour together

  13. Business Report: Price for gas is within 2 cents of all-time GTA record

    Business Report: Price for gas is within 2 cents of all-time GTA record

    The price of oil, meanwhile, is at its highest price in three years, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

  14. Video: Federal NDP leader in town for Jim Flaherty’s funeral

    Video: Federal NDP leader in town for Jim Flaherty’s funeral

    Tom Mulcair said that as the finance critic for five years, he worked with Flaherty quite closely. He also spoke about the Fair Elections Act.

  15. Video: Local Toronto company supports Daily Bread

    Video: Local Toronto company supports Daily Bread

    U-Be-Livin-Smart, which makes highly nutritious muffins and other products, donated to Daily Bread’s spring food drive on Wednesday.