THE YEAR IN PICTURES: The News
This week the Toronto Star photography department showcases a selection of its best work.
Marcia Thomas, right, the mother of Jason Wisdom helps an unidentified woman, believed to be her sister, laying on the sidewalk overcome with grief outside court at 361 University Avenue on July 15, 2009. Jason Wisdom, 23, Tyshan Riley, 26, and Phillip Atkins, 26, were convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and committing murder for the benefit of a criminal organization. (Toronto Star/Andrew Wallace)
A York Regional Police officer patrols outside damaged homes on Houston Road in Vaughan on August 21, 2009. Many residents in the tight-knit Italian community returned home after spending the night with family or friends to find roofs blown off their homes, trees uprooted, garage doors pulled off, and in some cases walls of homes completely demolished. (Andrew Wallace/Toronto Star)
A brawl outside Lot 332 spills onto Richmond Street on April 26, 2009 as the effects of the recession haven't hit the entertainment district's nightclubs as hard as other sectors in Toronto. (Toronto Star/Steve Russell)
Firefighters work the hoses from atop ladders as they are surrounded by smoke with the sun behind them on May 24, 2009. A fire broke out late in the day at Arthouse Furniture at 1661 Dundas st. east in Mississauga. No one was injured. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)
Resident Clive Dove demands a clarification to a question during a Toronto Hydro question and answer session on January 20, 2009. The session was a chance for residents to ask about a proposed study of wind conditions on Lake Ontario in advance of a possible wind farm. (Toronto Star/Steve Russell)
Audrey Millard sits in front of 17 Leona Drive on October 19, 2009. Millard had lived in the neighbourhood since 1966 and is thankful for the art project which she believes is cleaning up the area. The Leona Drive Project, a unique contemporary art exhibition is set in five vacant Toronto bungalows located in Willowdale, one of Toronto's oldest inner suburbs. (Toronto Star/Tara Walton)