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Our favourites from January 2013


TARA WALTON - Fireworks explode over Toronto City Hall as revellers gathered in a chilly Nathan Phillips Square ring in 2013.


LUCAS OLENIUK - Toronto police horse Honest Ed and his rider, Constable Rob Graham, pose on the edge of Lake Ontario on January 2, 2013.  Honest Ed marched in the parade at President Obama's inauguration for the second time.  


STEVE RUSSELL - A Mercedes-Benz sits outside the hotel on a rainy evening as Mercedes-Benz launches the CLA-Class at the Westin Book Cadillac in Downrown Detroit.  January 13, 2013. SEE MORE FROM THE AUTO SHOW.


RANDY RISLING - Raje Harwood takes part in the Idle No More protest in front of the British consulate at 777 Bay Street. First Nations held a national day of action throughout Canada on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. 


ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - A women covers herself with a blanket as she walks down Yonge Street, January 20, 2013.


STEVE RUSSELL - People cross Yonge Street south of Front as cold temperatures and snow hit Toronto.  January 22, 2013.


RICHARD LAUTENS - A woman makes her way through the white expanse of Riverdale Park, off Broadview, north of Gerrard.


RICHARD LAUTENS - Councillor Doug Ford stopped the Mayor from leaving so he could rescue a Blackberry that one of the members of the media had dropped while chasing the Mayor. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his legal team were at Osgoode Hall courthouse to appeal the November ruling that would strip him of his Mayoralty due to a conflict of interest breach.


DAVID COOPER - Rajiv Surendra is a self-taught calligrapher who is much in demand. He writes at his 1830's era cherry wood writing desk.


RENE JOHNSTON - Rob Ford looks at the information boards at the casino consultations in his home riding in Etobicoke.


ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Lucie MacAulay, 17, (left) and Emily MacFarlane, 17, keep their skates on while grabbing a snack at a food wagon on Queen Street, just across from the City Hall skating rink, January 20, 2013.


VINCE TALOTTA - Seagulls are able to sit and then fly away on partially frozen waters of Lake Ontario, with temperatures at minus 5 feeling like minus 12 in Toronto  on January 18, 2013.


RENE JOHNSTON - Firefighters work to control a fire at McAsphalt Industries Ltd. in Oshawa. Smoke pours into the air over a hundred feet as geese flee the area. 


CARLOS OSORIO - Chris Camacho, 24, shoots some hoops at a park in the Morningside Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East area during an unseasonably warm day on January 12, 2013.


CARLOS OSORIO - A woman cries at a candle light vigil held for murdered mother of two Bridget Takyi. The vigil was held to raise awareness about violence against women in the area of Eglinton and Martin Grove on January 26, 2013.


DAVID COOPER - Tyson Bailey's sister Francelyn Clement leans over to kiss the forehead of her dead brother at the funeral for Tyson Bailey, 15-year-old who fatally shot in a Regent Park stairwell. The funeral was held at the Toronto Central Seventh Day Adventist Church,  January 31, 2013.


ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Dustin O'Ferrall takes advantage of balmy weather to draw attention to the Toronto Boat Show by doing some wakeboading on the waterfront opposite Marilyn Bell Park, January 13, 2013. O'Ferrall is a professional wakeboader based in Vancouver. 


The Liberal Leadership Convention

LUCAS OLENIUK - Ontario Liberal candidates Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen Wynne photographed seperately in Toronto on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


TARA WALTON - Dalton McGuinty steps back from the microphone and waves after completing his last speech as the Premier of Ontario Friday January 25, 2013 in Toronto at the Liberal Leadership Convention.


RENE JOHNSTON - Wynne volunteer Shawn Ogborne carries Kathleen Wynne signs to a local bar for of site celebrations. The Liberal Leadership convention starts Friday at the at the old Maple Leaf Gardens.


TARA WALTON - Sandra Pupatello, former Windsor West MPP delivers her candidate speech at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention Saturday January 26, 2013 at Toronto's Maple Leafs Gardens.


RENE JOHNSTON - Kathleen Wynne is the new Leader at the Leadership of the Ontario Liberals.   The Liberal Leadership convention continues Saturday at the at the old Maple Leaf Gardens. Wynne is the first woman and gay Premier of Ontario.


TARA WALTON - Sandra Pupatello congratulates Kathleen Wynne on her appointment of the Ontario Liberal Leadership, Saturday January 26, 2013 making her the Premier of Ontario. 


RENE JOHNSTON - Volunteers clean up the signs after Kathleen Wynne becomes the new Leader at the Leadership of the Ontario Liberals.  


TARA WALTON - A Security Officer at Queens Park stands outside of the door leading to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty office, where he was meeting with incoming Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.  



DAVID COOPER - Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey appeals to the official Tre Maddox after Raptors were called for an offensive foul late in the fourth quarter.


RICK MADONIK - Amir Johnson tries to keep control of the loose ball as he battles with Tristan Thompson during NBA action between Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, January 26, 2013.


RENE JOHNSTON - Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant can not believe his eyes as the Raptors go on to win in Toronto.


KEITH BEATY - Target is unveiling it's fashion collaboration and brands that will be in Canadian stores. We get a first look at the design and talk to the designer. Some of the fashions were shown on an ice "runway".


BERNARD WEIL - Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers in the Gala show at the National Figure Skating Championships, Hershey Centre, Mississauga. SEE MORE FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIPS



RICHARD LAUTENS - Christopher Schell, 7, is one of the many fans who came out to see the Leafs practice.  He is seen looking through the door to the rink. The Toronto Maple Leafs sunday had their first practice of the season at the Mastercard Centre in Etobicoke.  They did some blood tests, had their official portraits taken and had a skate in the afternoon.


CARLOS OSORIO - A worker takes a break at the Air Canada Centre while getting the areana ready for the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener against the Buffalo Sabres.


STEVE RUSSELL - Tom Anselmi, the President and Chief Operating Officer of MLSE greets fans outside before the Toronto Maple Leafs play their home opener against the Buffalo Sabres at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. 


RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf walks out of the tunnel to a throng of fans at the ACC on opening night.


STEVE RUSSELL - The 48th Highlanders march out onto the ice before first period action as the Toronto Maple Leafs play their home opener against the Buffalo Sabres at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.  January 21, 2013.


DAVID COOPER - Fight in the third period between Mark Fraser and Sabres Marcus Foligno during the third period of the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres.


STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens stops the puck in front of Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek in second period action.


STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk (21) is set flying in front of Christian Ehrhoff, John Scott and Ryan Miller in third period action.


CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Maple Leaf Nazem Kadri celebrates his goal during the third period of the NHL hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres on January 21, 2013. The Leafs lost the game 2-1. SEE MORE FROM THE OPENER! 


PAUL HUNTER - Jim Morrison, former Toronto Maple Leafs defence man, at his home in Port Hope, Ontario on Jan. 23, 2013. Morrison is going into the AHL Hall of Fame on Jan. 28, 2013.



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