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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Mike Harris reacts to Flaherty’s death

    Mike Harris reacts to Flaherty’s death

    Jim Flaherty was Mike Harris’s right-hand man at Queen’s Park in the 1990s and the former Ontario premier reacted to his ex-deputy premier’s death on Thursday.

  4. Flaherty suffered health issues during recent time in office

    Flaherty suffered health issues during recent time in office

    Health problems periodically plagued ex-finance minister Jim Flaherty including a skin condition that required the use of Prednisone.

  5. York U hit with $20.5M lawsuit after shooting that injured 2

    York U hit with $20.5M lawsuit after shooting that injured 2

    Two women who were shot and wounded at York in March, along with six other people, are now suing the school.

  6. Video: Premier Kathleen Wynne comments on Jim Flaherty’s death

    Video: Premier Kathleen Wynne comments on Jim Flaherty’s death

    Premier Kathleen Wynne said Queen’s Park is in shock after hearing about the death of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. He suddenly died at the age of 64 on Thursday.

  7. Mayor Ford emotional after hearing of Jim Flaherty’s passing

    Mayor Ford emotional after hearing of Jim Flaherty’s passing

    Mayor Rob Ford got emotional and offered his condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty after hearing about the former finance minister’s death. Flaherty died suddenly on Thursday at the age of 64.

  8. Video: Additional murder charge for men accused in Tim Bosma murder

    Video: Additional murder charge for men accused in Tim Bosma murder

    Staff Inspector Greg McLane announced that Mark Smich and Dellen Millard have been charged with the death of Laura Babcock. The two men who were previously charged in the murder of Tim Bosma.

  9. Video: Stephen Harper saddened by Jim Flaherty’s death

    Video: Stephen Harper saddened by Jim Flaherty’s death

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke about the death of Jim Flaherty. The former finance minister passed away in Ottawa at the age of 64 on Thursday.

  10. Video: John Tory reacts to Jim Flaherty’s death

    Video: John Tory reacts to Jim Flaherty’s death

    Jim Flaherty passed away at the age of 64 on Thursday. John Tory joined Francis D’Souza to give his thoughts on the death of the former finance minister and his legacy.

  11. Video: House of Commons suspended following death of Jim Flaherty

    Video: House of Commons suspended following death of Jim Flaherty

    House of Commons was suspended on Thursday following the death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty.

  12. Mayor Ford previews Jimmy Kimmel’s upcoming appearance on ‘Ford Nation’ show

    Mayor Ford previews Jimmy Kimmel’s upcoming appearance on ‘Ford Nation’ show

    Mayor Rob Ford confirmed that Jimmy Kimmel’s segment on Ford Nation was recorded on Wednesday. He wasn’t specific about Kimmel’s appearance and didn’t say when it would be posted online.

  13. Video: 8 launch $20.5M lawsuit against York U following March shooting

    Video: 8 launch $20.5M lawsuit against York U following March shooting

    Qurratul Ain Malik (Aini) and Namra Malik were the two women who were shot at York University on March 6. The two woman and six other bystanders launched a lawsuit against the school on Thursday. Lawyer Jeremy Diamond spoke about the lawsuit and Aini Malik talked about the injuries she sustained in the incident.

  14. Business Report: Price for gasoline now about $1.40/litre

    Business Report: Price for gasoline now about $1.40/litre

    Energy prices, including the cost of oil, are also moving higher, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

  15. Video: Dogs, battering rams used in GTA-wide police raids

    Video: Dogs, battering rams used in GTA-wide police raids

    Toronto police, including the Emergency Task Force, conducted a series of early-morning raids on Thursday, but it’s not yet known what they were looking for or who they were targeting.