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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. Mayoral candidates attend Good Friday procession

    Mayoral candidates attend Good Friday procession

    CityNews reporter Amanda Ferguson asked the candidates if their appearance was about community or campaigning.

  2. Golfers rejoice as courses open following brutal winter

    Golfers rejoice as courses open following brutal winter

    CityNews reporter Adrian Ghobrial talked to some happy golfers who were teed off by an epic winter.

  3. Evening Weather Webcast: April 18, 2014

    Evening Weather Webcast: April 18, 2014

    Lots of sunshine and seasonal temperatures are on the way for the weekend. But by Monday we could be seeing rain. Saturday’s predicted high is 12 C.

  4. Christians line Little Italy streets for 52nd Good Friday procession

    Christians line Little Italy streets for 52nd Good Friday procession

    Christians lined the streets of Little Italy to watch the 52nd annual St. Francis of Assisi Good Friday procession depicting the final moments of Jesus Christ before he was crucified.

  5. Gate-checked bags get chucked at Pearson Airport

    Gate-checked bags get chucked at Pearson Airport

    An Air Canada passenger witnessed baggage handlers at Pearson Airport dropping carry-on bags into a bin 20 feet below. Air Canada says it’s investigating the incident.

  6. Entertainment City: Lohan admits she penned lovers list

    Entertainment City: Lohan admits she penned lovers list

    Lindsay Lohan admits she wrote the list of former lovers that was recently leaked to the media as part of her 12-step program while she was in rehab. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is launching a women’s clothing line. And a new trailer is available for season two of Orange is the New Black.

  7. The tail fin of an Air Canada plane at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. The Canadian Press Images/Darryl Dyck
    Air Canada passengers watch as carry-on luggage goes flying at Pearson

    Air Canada passengers watch as carry-on luggage goes flying at Pearson

    “Dozens and dozens of bags” were casually tossed 20 feet.

  8. EXCLUSIVE: Toronto family seeks response from Bell about dangling telephone wires

    EXCLUSIVE: Toronto family seeks response from Bell about dangling telephone wires

    CityNews reporter Natalie Duddridge with why the homeowners say their calls for help are falling on deaf ears.

  9. Party atmosphere at Ford’s campaign launch

    Party atmosphere at Ford’s campaign launch

    “If you have my back on election day, I promise you Rob Ford will have your back for another four years,” Ford said during a half-hour speech.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.