DAVID COOPER - Canadian pilot Pete McLeod flies his Red Bull Edge 540 aircraft in formation with Lucas Oil Air Show Pilot Michael Wiskus in the The Lucas Oil Pitts (centre) and Rick Volker in his Russian built Sukhoi SU-26M over the Toronto skyline for The Canadian International Air Show.
LUCAS OLENIUK - A group of about 900 longboarders descended on Toronto City Hall on Saturday afternoon in a planned event called a board meeting. Many of the participants wore black ties and white shirts in keeping with the theme. The group met at David A. Balfour Park in order to take advantage of the incline of the hill at Yonge and St. Clair before making their way downtown.
TARA WALTON - Toronto chef Lauren Wilton poses for a photoinside of her Toronto apartment. Wilton has decorated her body with food tattoos, including a whisk, fork and spoon, two garlic heads, dandelion greens and a boar head.
VINCE TALOTTA - Thrush Holmes, a rural kid from Welland, made a splash in the art world a few years back when he took up residence in a double-sized retail space on Queen West and declared it to be the centre of his "empire." Five years and much derision later, Holmes enters the more world of Toronto galleries with his first-ever show in a conventional space.
JIM WILKES - IT'S NOT A TUMOUR, REALLY! Rebecca MacTavish looks askance at a Galeuse d'Eysines, a French heirloom pumpkin grown at her folks' Hutchinson Farm in rural Burlington. Its salmon-pink skin is covered with bumps which resemble peanut shells. Its name means 'embroidered with warts'.
STEVE RUSSELL - Margaret Ong and Steven Stojackovick leave the Canadian Air and Space Museum after securing their personal tools. The couple are part of a group that works on restoring a Lancaster Bomber two days a week. The Museum was served eviction notice and the locks were changed.
RICHARD LAUTENS - 18-month old Liam Gibson is at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 1987, his father, Ross Gibson was diagnosed with cancer when he was 11. Twenty three years later, Liam, has been diagnosed with a very rare, very deadly form of the disease. The same doctors who treated his father are now treating him. Liam goes to sleep clutching the same "lucky pillowcase" that his father used for comfort in 1987.
KEITH BEATY - Toronto's first Street Art Festival at Toronto Pecaut Square (Metro Hall). Artist Joseph Muscat put a large canvas on the ground and invited passerby to "paint" the canvas by walking on it in paint-soaked shoes. (He provided the shoes). Here nine-year-old Alice Irving makes an artistic statement.
RICK MADONIK - Aabid Patel, of Cambridge, concentrates as he goes on to win the Amateur contest by consuming 2.5 pounds of poutine. Two contests for competitive eating, one for amateurs and one for professionals, took place outside Rogers Centre. The contest, hosted by Major League Eating, involved a poutine eating contest with Smoke Poutinerie supplying the fries and curd and gravy dishes for the competition.
RICK MADONIK - A group moves along Courtney Park Blvd toward Mississauga Secondary School. About 50 people gathered for a candlelight march and vigil for Akash Wadhwa, a Mississauga teen alleged in a murder-suicide. The group gathered on the overpass of Mavis Road, over the 401, lit candles and walked to Mississauga Secondary School.
CARLOS OSORIO - Emily McInnes (former organizer of the Contact photography festival in Toronto) came up with the idea of making framed art works an option for travel rewards and took it to Aeroplan earlier this year. She figured people who travel likely also like art but may not have the time to visit galleries. Also good exposure for emerging artists too. She has already plumbed this market with her online gallery. Aeroplan loved it and launched it last month.
RICHARD LAUTENS - Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson (2) steals home on a bad pitch in the 9th by former Jays pitcher, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Kevin Gregg (63) who can't apply the tag. This run tied the game.
DAVID COOPER - Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero wears a taped on black beak as he pokes fun at former teammate Vernon Wells while he was at the plate during the game between the Toronto Blue Jays vs LA Angels.
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