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Our April 2012 Favourites!


LUCAS OLENIUK - Jasmin Razak, centre, joined her fellow community members to discuss how the Regent Park revitalization effort has affected lives.  Razak, a long-time Regent Park resident, recently moved from an old building to a new building.

KEITH BEATY - Fashion shoot on how teen boys shop for their prom suits.

TARA WALTON - Some 75,000 people participated in the 27th annual Khalsa Day parade and celebration which marks the Sikh New Year. 

BERNARD WEIL - Police investigate a crime scene where a police officer was stabbed in neck. A SIU investigator carefully places the knife used in the attack into a plastic container.

ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - The annual Good Friday process by St. Francis of Assissi Church.

DAVID COOPER - Lila Shah, runs through the "water" in the "Virtual Forest" causing the water to move around her feet. The trees grow or wither depending on whether they are getting water or not. New DigiPlay Space interactive exhibition at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is almost like being inside an iPad. 

CARLOS OSORIO - Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts as they compete on Saturday at the final day of the Show Choir Canada competition.

DAVID COOPER - Thousands of people turned out as the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom in High Park. Aerialist Taliya Cohen of Circus Alchemy performs in the park.

COLIN McCONNELL - Faheem Mohammad, 15, look for parts to fix bikes. Stolen bikes recovered from Igor Kenk are now around the school's drained pool and in three classrooms where the parts are stored at Central Commerce. Students are learning how to fix them and get them back into the community.

VINCE TALOTTA - Elvis Impersonator Tim E  performs  at the  Toronto Elvis Festival  at Stage West in Toronto.

RICK MADONIK - Michael Balzary (aka Flea) of The Red Hot Chili Peppers plays the Air Canada Centre.

STEVE RUSSELL - Andrew Barlow warms up in the guillotine pose at the Eastern Canadian Hatha Yoga Championship held at De La Salle College  in Toronto. Competitors had three minutes to perform seven poses.

STEVE RUSSELL - Sasha Devine cools off in the 5k at Harry's Spring Run Off, the first race of the season and a fund raiser for Prostate Cancer in High Park.

COLIN McCONNELL - The Canadian Table Hockey championships were held at Ricoh Coliseum with people coming from all over North America to participate.

PAWEL DWULIT - 1967 member of the Stanley Cup winning Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Conacher holds the small replica Stanley Cup which was handed out to the champions.

TARA WALTON - Toronto Maple Leafs' Tim Connolly puts one past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson.

TARA WALTON - Toronto Raptor Amir Johnson face plants into the shoulder of Charlotte Bobcats' D.J. White.

RICHARD LAUTENS - Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is out at second in a double play turned by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar.

RICHARD LAUTENS - Fans try to haul down a foul ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings in the first inning.

RICK MADONIK - Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront seen in a five image, multiple exposure, as he pitches.

RENE JOHNSTON - Colby Rasmus slides in safe at home beating the tag of Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia at the Jays Home Opener.

RICK MADONIK - Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie tosses his bat as he scoots to first base but is called out.

RICK EGLINTON - Jays Jose Bautista less than happy after being thrown out at first base.

RICK EGLINTON - Jose Bautista yells in his hat after flying out in the third inning.

RICK EGLINTON - Blue Jays Brett Lawrie scores on a slide into home plate.

RICK EGLINTON - Ricky Romero blows a big bubble in the dugout prior to match up with Orioles.

STEVE RUSSELL - Maxime-Vale Olivier is held close to the wall for the start of the Paralympic 50 m freestyle during  morning heats at the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials.

STEVE RUSSELL - Ryan Johnson, front, and Reggie Lambe react to the team's fifth loss in row to start the season as Toronto FC loses to Chivas USA 1-0.

RICK MADONIK - Toronto's Adrian Cann beats Patrick Nyarko on a header during first half action in MLS matchup between Toronto FC and Chicago Fire.

STEVE RUSSELL - At six in the morning Toronto Star reporter Randy Starkman arrives at Mary Spencer's gym to watch her train in Windsor. Randy Starkman passed away earlier this month.



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