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07/02/2013

Our Best of June, Super Moon, Rob Ford, Blue Jays, MMVA, etc.

 

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RANDY RISLING -  Cyclists get a rare opportunity to ride traffic-free along the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway for the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. June 2, 2013.

 

 

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HENRY STANCU - Super Moon. A plane takes off from Billy Bishop Airport headed east over Lake Ontario.  Shot from St. Lawrence neighbourhood.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Fadumo Sidin Hersi (on left) is 96, Saeda Sidin Hersi (on right) is 65 were involved in the police raid at the Dixon condos June 18, 2013.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Jack Aldred laughed when he read that Navy veterans would not be allowed to wear their uniforms. "What can they do?" asked the 89-year-old WW2 seaman, "Cut my rum ration? Throw me in the brig?"  June 21, 2013. See Jack tell his Story!

 

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DAVID COOPER - As darkness falls it's show time. Stefania Pupo, operates a daycare on Mill Street in Richmond Hill.  She had a fundraiser in her backyard with an outdoor movie screen showing a kids' flick put on by freshaircinema.ca. June 21, 2013.

 

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BERNARD WEIL - Brown matter fallen from sky, Liz Murray sits in her vehicle that was bombed by stinking brown matter.  June 26, 2013.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Thomas Wesolowski and Sandy Figueredo work for The Cleaning Company which cleans street furniture in Toronto including as garbage bins and bus shelters. On this night they were cleaning bus shelters on a stretch of Islington Avenue north of Higway 401. They work in pairs. They start by removing any posters or advertising from the shelters. Then they wash and squeegee and pick up any litter in the vicinity. They typically work 12 hours days an mostly at night.

 

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JIM RANKIN - A raccoon gnaws on a piece of fruit at the Toronto Zoo. While this raccoon is part of the zoo's animal collection, many other raccoons are uninvited visitors to the zoo.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Michel de Broin's giant mirror ball sculpture was hoisted 50 metres in the air above David Pecaut Square to mark the start of the Luminato Festival. June 13, 2013. 

 

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ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE -  A nude demonstrators waits for the start of the Toronto World Naked Bike Ride at Coronation Park on Lakeshore Blvd. west of Bathurst. Cyclists go nude to protest car and oil dependency.  June 15, 2013.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Brooke Hamilton, Haley Morrison and Jeff Morrison from Barrie wait out the rain  as fans wait in the the rain for general admission passes on McCaul street for the Much Music Video Awards,  June 16, 2013. 

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - John and Edward Grimes known professionally as Jedward arrive at the 2013 Much Music Video Awards. June 16, 2013.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Marianas Trench arrives at the 2013 Much Music Video Awards. June 16, 2013. 

 

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TARA WALTON - Denis Cyr poses in the garage of his Oakville home with his bike.  To go with do it yourself tips on bike maintenance. June 24, 2013.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Principal Nicole Pearson is surrounded by kindergarden students as she brings down a portrait of Mandela created by grade 8 students. Nelson Mandela Park Public School held its opening ceremony following years of extensive renovations.  The school is one of the oldest in Toronto and was re-named nine years ago. June 10, 2013. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Floyd McDaniel, who drives into shorus practice every week from Michigan, is described friends as a fun guy. The Northern Lights Barbershop chorus practices in the basement of the Willowdale Baptist Church for the Barbershop Harmony Society's annual International competition that will be held  at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. See and hear the chorus practice!

 

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KEITH BEATY - The two Michaels, Michael Leshner and Mike Stark celebrate their 10th anniversary as the first gay couple to marry in Canada.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Dayanara Orozco Torres, 5, laughs as she jumps out of the play house. Blyadon Public School in the Keele and Wilson area has put in an outdoor classroom for their kindergarden.  The kids loved it, but most surprising was the positive impact on children with autism in the diagnostic kindergarten. They discovered this at a time when the benefits of nature and the outdoors for chidlren with special needs are just beginning to be explored.  June 11, 2013. 

 

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ALEX CONSIGLIO - Theron Humphrey with his dog Maddie at Sherbourne Common park in Toronto on June 7, 2013. Humphrey, a photographer, has released a book, Maddie on Things, of Maddie posing while balancing on things across the U.S.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Winston LaRose photographed at the intersection of Jane Street and Finch Avenue West. On paper he's Winston LaRose, but in person he is known as "Mr. Jane and Finch." He is an advocate, activist and even nurse for the community that he is named after. June 24, 2013.

 

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VINCE TALOTTA - A little girl plays in the cool mist at the water fountains at Dundas Square during a heat alert June 24, 2013.

 

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RANDY RISLING - Patrick Vallieres of FLYBOARDQC.COM acknowledges the crowd at Sugar Beach in a flyboarding demonstration as part of the Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto. June 23, 2013.

 

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BERNARD WEIL - Torontonians took to the beach and even braved the cool water at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto. Despite the heat, a group of women, dressed in their Abaya, cooled off in the lake. June 26, 2013.

 

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BERNARD WEIL - Mural Routes, an organization that decorates urban envirnoments with art, paints the inside of the DVP "Rainbow" Tunnel after having touched up the outside last year.  June 9, 2013.

 

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RICK MADONIK -  Just before Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took part in the 69th D-Day celebrations in Nathan Phillips Square, different groups of school children came by his office seeking his signature, all part of an "Amazing Race" from their school. This group got their signature before he went out to the Square.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - As city council debates whether or not the University of Toronto back campus field should have a heritage designation and be prevented from being converted to an artificial turf field for the Pan Am games, Rob Ford, Earl Provost and Doug Ford have an animated discussion on top of the Podium roof  at City Hall in Toronto,  June 12, 2013. 

 

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LUCAS OLENIUK - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford held a press conference at City Hall Friday afternoon in response to a 150 million dollar provincial funding cut to the city.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - A woman, identified as Madina Gasla by relatives, is lead out by police into a cruiser as police raid buildings at 320, 330 and 340 Dixon Road. Police in tactical gear were working with the Guns and Gangs unit,  June 13, 2013. 

 

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LUCAS OLENIUK - Police raided the apartments at 390 Kingsview as well.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Police carry bags of goods seized from the house of Muhammed Khattak. Guns and Gang task force raid a number of places in the city. Much of the activity was focused on buildings on Dixon Road. One of the places also investigated was the home of Muhammed Khattak, the third person seen in the photograph with Mayor Rob Ford outside of 15 Windsor Road.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Albert Chaudry who lives on the second floor at 320 Dixon weeps as he says police broke in his door, threw in stun grenades and handcuffed him as they searched for his nephew, who does not live with him and is currently in prison.  Police raided buildings at 320, 330 and 340 Dixon Road, June 13, 2013. 

 

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RENE JOHNSTON -  Damian Warner is Canada's top decathlete. He had a surprising fifth place finish at the London 2012 Olympics. Warner trains at the University of Western Ontario. See a video of Warner training.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Canadian Captain Christine Sinclair charges up the sideline marked by USA's Ali Krieger during a friendly between the Canadian and US women's national soccer teams. Canada lost 3-0 to USA June 2, 2013.

 

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TARA WALTON - Toronto Blue Jays Esmil Rogers and Emilio Bonifacio celebrate with Rajai Davis after his 18th inning game winning single against the Texas Rangers, June 8, 2013. 

 

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TARA WALTON - Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista trades words with home-plate umpire Gary Darling after striking. Bautista was ejected after jawing face to face with Darling, June 9, 2013.

 

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TARA WALTON - Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter argues a call with Angel Hernandez.  Showalter was ejected from the game.  June 21, 2013. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki is doubled off at first after a sharply hit ball by Melky Cabrera was caught by the Orioles second baseman. Thw Toronto Blue Jays did extend their win streak to ten games with a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles,  June 22, 2013.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Toronto Blue Jays Rajai Davis gets hit in the back by a pitch as Toronto Blue Jays play the Baltimore Orioles. The Jays tied their team record of 11 straight wins with a 13-5 win.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Vivian Tsui hits out of a green side bunker during the quarter finals of the Toronto Star Women's Amateur at the Barrie Country Club.  June 26, 2013.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Hamilton's Andy Fantuz is brought down by Argo Jamie Robinson. The Toronto Argonauts beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39-34 in their home opener, June 28, 2013. See more from the Argos victory here.

 

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