Richard Lautens 2011
Richard Lautens - Staff Photohrapher
Rachel Heap-Lalonde looks on as Alice Heap sleeps and Dan Heap gets ready to get into bed. The sad housing situation of former Spadina MP Dan Heap and his wife, Alice who have no secure residence and are sick. They rely on family to camp out in their room at night to help them. October 12, 2011.
Glen and his wife Edith in their Aurora Condo. The 66-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease had to become his wife’s caregiver after she was denied homecare. She has battled cancer and a broken back fairly recently and is now her husband's caregiver. Glen and Edith Quait have seen both the best and the worst that Ontario’s home-care system has to offer. February 4, 2011.
Vida Senkus pauses for a quiet moment as Al sleeps in bed. Senkus looks after her elderly parents who were denied home care and at the same time is caring for her husband Al (61) who has leukemia as well as a host of other medical problems. Al gets some health care but not enough. Vida is run off her feet and frustrated with the system. She is seen in her home north of Barrie looking after her husband whom she cannot leave alone at home. January 14, 2011.
Wearing a mask, Eyal Geiger is the Engineering Manager at the Proto3000, a company based in Vaughan and markets a somewhat new and unique technology. They market and use a 3d printer system to make 3d acrylic models on the spot. November 14, 2011.
Prospect John Surla runs the 40 yard dash under the dome at Varsity Centre at the University of Toronto .Top-rated university football players perform for scouts at CFL evaluation camp. March 6, 2011.
Following a close play at the plate in the ninth inning, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jon Rauch explodes and goes after Home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez while being held back by J.P. Arencibia and manager John Farrell. July 2, 2011.
Dale Rutledge of Rutledge Farms stands in one of his storage sheds beside thousands of pounds of yukon gold potatoes.The residents of Melanchton township, North of Orangeville, have had continued and sustained protests against a proposed megaquarry in their township. November 3, 2011.
A woman looks on at Grace's reproduction wedding gown. "Grace" is a celebration of actress and princess Grace Kelly through her life and career that runs into January at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. November 1, 2011.
Liam in his hospital room at McMaster Children's Hospital. In 1987, Ross Gibson was diagnosed with cancer. He was 11. Twenty-three years later, his 18-month old son, Liam, was diagnosed with a very rare, very deadly form of the disease. The same doctors who treated Gibson are now treating his son. Liam goes to sleep clutching the same "lucky pillowcase" that Gibson used for comfort in 1987. September 22, 2011.
A woman looks down at some of the tributes at Nathan Phillips Square for Jack Layton. Layton was on city council for several decades before moving to federal politics. There were boxes of chalk left out for people to post messages on the ground and walls around the square. August 23, 2011.
Members of City Hall staff pay their respects. VIPs and the public alike came to City Hall for a public viewing of Jack Layton lying in State in the foyer of City Hall thursday morning. August 26, 2011.