Rene Johnston's 2012 favourites
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Montage of Chris Mazza as he testifies at Queens Park. The long-waited, and much-delayed, testimony before a legislative committee, Mazza said Wednesday he "always acted with the best interests of Ontario residents in mind."
Mayor Rob Ford slipped into back door to his office after being swarmed by media asking about his involvement in removing TTC riders from busses to make room for Don Bosco Eagles players. The Mayor was at Exec Committee gathered to talk casinos in the downtown area.
One person died after a Range Rover hit a pole at a high speed and split in half onMount Pleasant Rd. near Sheldrake Blvd. north of Eglinton Ave. The SUV hit a curb before crashing into a pole. The 19-year-old male driver has been charged with impaired driving.
Dr. John Lee, head and neck surgeon, left, and Dr. Michael Cusimano, neurosurgeon wear special 3D classes in surgery on the brain using a new scope that shows an image in 3D. Avi Yaron, founder and CEO Visionsense is engineer who has undergone brain surgery three times and wanted to figure out a better way to do it. He developed a three d camera for surgery.
Dave Wielgomas and his twirl shades are splattered with paint. Art organizers closed a street in Toronto east, put out 100 gallons of paint and let 200 people dressed in white throw sponges at each other. The goal was to make a living, breathing piece of art.
Attendees cry and look into hearse after a long ceremony where community called for the end of gunplay in the city. The funeral for Danzig shooting victim Shyanne Charles was held on Saturday at the Highland Funeral Home in Scarborough.
Sarah Davidson, principal harp (left), Elaine Thompson, cello (centre), and Olga Laktionova, cello (right), of the Canadian Opera Company orchestra, perform under conductor Johannes Debus during a dress rehearsal of Die Fliedermaus at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 1, 2012. The Star got a rare chance to sit in the orchestra pit with the young conductor during dress rehearsal.
A cyclist rides into the setting sun. October 26th's sunset lined up almost exactly with major east-west downtown streets like Queen (this is Queen and River) and Bloor. This sunset happens twice a year. They call it "Torontohenge" here in T.O. but the " Henge" is added to New York or Chicago too.
Calgary Stampeders fans and supporters watch Fletcher Armstrong and and Marty the Horse try to ride into the Royal York as part of Grey Cup shenanigans. Royal York security initially did not let the stunt happen, only after outcry on twitter did they open the doors for the horse.
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