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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. Tearful tributes to Jim Flaherty in the House of Commons

    Tearful tributes to Jim Flaherty in the House of Commons

    MPs offered tearful tributes in the House of Commons Friday to former finance minister Jim Flaherty after he died suddenly on Thursday. A state funeral will be held next Wednesday in Toronto, and the CN Tower will glow green Friday night in honour of the former public servant.

  2. Wicked winter leaves Toronto parks waterlogged

    Wicked winter leaves Toronto parks waterlogged

    Videographer Audra Brown shows us why many parks and playing fields, are still far from being ready for fun.

  3. Fire guts Aurora United Church

    Fire guts Aurora United Church

    Firefighters were battling a fire at the iconic Aurora United Church on Friday and nearby residents were forced to leave for their safety.

  4. Canada Post delivery blunder puts passport at risk

    Canada Post delivery blunder puts passport at risk

    Jeff Green received his passport in the mail, but he’s not sure who signed for the registered package. As Amanda Ferguson reports, the sensitive document should only be delivered with a signature, but in this CityNews exclusive, Green alleges the letter carrier signed in his place.

  5. Man gets 14 years in Danzig shooting

    Man gets 14 years in Danzig shooting

    Nahom Tsegazab was handed a 14-year sentence in the Toronto Danzig shooting that left two people dead and injured 22 others.

  6. Video: 680News’ Leslie James movie reviews: Draft Day, Dom Hemingway

    Video: 680News’ Leslie James movie reviews: Draft Day, Dom Hemingway

    680News film critic Leslie James joins Melanie Ng to give his thoughts on Draft Day, Oculus and Dom Hemingway.

  7. Video: Crews battle fire at Church in Aurora

    Video: Crews battle fire at Church in Aurora

    Firefighters continue to battle a blaze at a church in the Yonge and Wellington area of Aurora. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Leslie updated the media as crews continued to try and knock down the fire.

  8. Video: Maple Leafs’ hiring of Brendan Shanahan creates a buzz in Mimico

    Video: Maple Leafs’ hiring of Brendan Shanahan creates a buzz in Mimico

    Brendan Shanahan was appointed president and alternate governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

  9. Video: Tribute to Jim Flaherty in House of Commons: Part 1

    Video: Tribute to Jim Flaherty in House of Commons: Part 1

    Former finance minister Jim Flaherty passed away suddenly on Thursday in Ottawa. Conservative MP Kellie Leitch and NDP House leader Peter Julian paid tribute to Flaherty in the House of Commons on Friday.

  10. Video: Tribute to Jim Flaherty in House of Commons: Part 2

    Video: Tribute to Jim Flaherty in House of Commons: Part 2

    Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty died suddenly in Ottawa on Thursday. Liberal MP Scott Brison and Green Party leader Elizabeth May paid tribute to Flaherty on Friday. The House of Commons has adjourned until Apr. 28.

  11. Video: Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos on Maple Leafs naming Brendan Shanahan president

    Video: Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos on Maple Leafs naming Brendan Shanahan president

    Brendan Shanahan was appointed president and alternate governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos gives his thoughts on the team’s decision to hire the hall of fame player.

  12. Video: Kevin Costner & Jennifer Garner discuss ‘Draft Day’

    Video: Kevin Costner & Jennifer Garner discuss ‘Draft Day’

    Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner sit down with Brad Smith to talk about their new film Draft Day. The movie opens in theatres on Friday.

  13. Business Report: Business community mourning loss of Jim Flaherty

    Business Report: Business community mourning loss of Jim Flaherty

    Former finance minister Jim Flaherty was known as “the dean” of the G7 finance ministers, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

  14. York U security questioned after shooting that sparked lawsuit

    York U security questioned after shooting that sparked lawsuit

    CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt looks at the cost of keeping students safe.

  15. Ex-finance minister Jim Flaherty dead at 64

    Ex-finance minister Jim Flaherty dead at 64

    Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty died suddenly Thursday afternoon in Ottawa at the age of 64. Tributes poured in from the House, Queen’s Park and around the country as well as from his Whitby-Oshawa riding.