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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: Police search for ‘phantom four’ bank robbers

    Video: Police search for ‘phantom four’ bank robbers

    Police are searching for four solo bank robbery suspected, thought to be behind a total of 12 bank heists in six months since the fall.

  2. Video: Community gathers to mourn Calgary stabbing victims

    Video: Community gathers to mourn Calgary stabbing victims

    A somber gathering took place Tuesday night at the University of Calgary after five students were fatally stabbed.

  3. Province eyes more regulation of tow truck industry

    Province eyes more regulation of tow truck industry

    CityNews reporter Rima Kar has more on what the proposed legislation means to drivers, and tow truck operators.

  4. Solemn tributes mark anniversary of Boston bombings

    Solemn tributes mark anniversary of Boston bombings

    Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday.

  5. 3 teens arrested after stabbing in Brampton high school

    3 teens arrested after stabbing in Brampton high school

    A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed inside St. Roch Catholic Secondary School in Brampton on Tuesday.

  6. Video: Raptors playoff ticket prices skyrocket

    Video: Raptors playoff ticket prices skyrocket

    A recent story from Forbes revealed that the Raptors have the highest average ticket price for the first round of any team in the NBA, at $370.62.

  7. On the Mike with Rudy Blair debuts Tuesday evening

    On the Mike with Rudy Blair debuts Tuesday evening

    680News entertainment and music reporter Rudy Blair has a new TV show on Rogers TV called On the Mike with Rudy Blair and he’ll be showcasing local talent as well as A-listers. It premiers 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

  8. 5 stabbed to death in Calgary

    5 stabbed to death in Calgary

    Five people in their twenties were stabbed to death at a house party in Calgary on Tuesday morning. The suspect is now in police custody.

  9. Video: Expert discusses increase in stabbing homicides

    Video: Expert discusses increase in stabbing homicides

    One expert says a trend of stabbing homicides could be emerging in the GTA.

  10. Video: Winter weather returned to the GTA

    Video: Winter weather returned to the GTA

    An Arctic cold front passed through southern Ontario, resulting in temperatures plunging to below the freezing mark early on Tuesday morning.

  11. Video: Paying respects to Jim Flaherty

    Video: Paying respects to Jim Flaherty

    Hundreds lined up to say their goodbyes to former finance minister Jim Flaherty.

  12. Video: Police update investigation into fatal stabbing at Calgary house party

    Video: Police update investigation into fatal stabbing at Calgary house party

    Five young people died following a stabbing at a house party not far from the University of Calgary on Tuesday. Police Chief Rick Hanson spoke about the case and confirmed the suspect is the son of a senior officer with the force.

  13. Video: Visitation for Jim Flaherty being held in Whitby

    Video: Visitation for Jim Flaherty being held in Whitby

    A visitation for former finance minister Jim Flaherty is being held at the Abilities Centre in Whitby. Cynthia Mulligan talks about what politicians have paid their respects so far, plus who is expected to show up later on Tuesday.

  14. Video: Residents react to deadly stabbing at Calgary university house party

    Video: Residents react to deadly stabbing at Calgary university house party

    Five young people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a stabbing at a house party not far from the University of Calgary on Tuesday morning. Local residents Doug Jones and Mike Trickett spoke about the incident.

  15. Video: Randy Carlyle says he hasn’t formally sat down with Brendan Shanahan

    Video: Randy Carlyle says he hasn’t formally sat down with Brendan Shanahan

    The Toronto Maple Leafs failed to make the playoffs this season. Head coach Randy Carlyle addressed the media on Tuesday and said he hasn’t formally sat down with new president Brendan Shanahan.