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2012 by Vince Talotta

Vince Talotta - Staff Photographer

Daniel Radcliffe, the Harry Potter star, comes to Toronto to talk about his new movie "The Woman in Black"

Adrian Bulzacki, CEO and founder of ARB labs  currently within Ryersons Digital Media Zone looks through an electronic glass that he helped develop for the Toronto market that can turn any window into a display and can be both transparent or opaque at the snap of a finger.

Toronto Fire Services Chief Bill Stewart is retired after 40 years with the service and nine at the helm.

The Snowbirds entertain the crowds from the sky at the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto.

Coco Puff wearing Mutley Collection walks the runway at the fashion show at Woofstock in downtown Toronto.

Julie Hyde and Bodie, her English bulldog wait their turn to audition to play Toto in the Mirvish production of the Wizard of Oz at Woofstock in downtown Toronto.

Madonna brought her MDNA tour to Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The tour has stirred controversy in other cities, with a nipple-flashing in Istanbul and a mooning in Rome among other things.

Paschal Brogan from Dublin , 80 years old dances  at the 25th Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade in  downtown Toronto.

Mark Reid and his son Xavier, 12,  play one on one football at a nearby park every Wednesday after school.

An excited pair, Gary Hitchcock, 68, from Mississauga, right and Keith Fackrell, 54, of Australia learned they are half brothers.

Hungarian Roma family, Jozsef Pusuma, 41, Timea Daroczi, 31 and daughter Viktoria Pusuma, 4, are all seeking asylum in Canada and were hiding in a Toronto area church after the Immigration and Refugee Board denied their refugee claim and they were ordered to be deported.

Anita Wasowicz holds up a picture of her sister,  Sylvia Klibingaitis, who struggled with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychotic delusions. She was 52 when she was shot dead by police outside her North York home. The SIU cleared officers of wrongdoing.

The AGO exhibition "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting" opens for its four-month run at the Gallery. To get people in the spirit, the AGO is set up photo booths in the Distillery District so that , Checkley Courtney (left) and buddy Nick Capular could 'Frida' themselves with their own personal unibrows.

Actor Aidan Quinn, plays captain Tobias Gregson in the TV series, Elementary.

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Ian Shelton, was a U of T student that made the biggest astrological discovery of the 1980s: the closest supernova to Earth since the early 1600s.

Edward gathers with other riders at Coronation Park for the World Naked Bike Ride in Toronto.

After almost fifty years in the hair cutting business brothers Palmo (left) and Joe DeFrancecsa have a good reason to be excited, retirement.

Anglican priest Joan Dunn reached out to the Star's Entertainment section for Help Week, imploring us to assist her in building the voice and confidence she needs to sing Sursum Corda, the Eurcharist verse, usually sung, that welcomes parishioners to "lift up their hearts." Whilst perfectly acceptable to say this invitation, she longs to sing it. 

Dr. Homer Tien, is the head of trauma at Sunnybrook. He stands in front of the Trauma room at the hospital where he and his team helped the victims of the Danzig shootings. Tien is also a surgeon in the military and says his experience in Kandahar helped him deal with something of that magnitude.

Participants fully costomed, dance and sing at this years Caribana Parade on a very hot and humid day on Lake Shore Boulevard.

The X -Men exhibit by  Canadian born Gordon Smith, the special effects master behind X-Men and other films was held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The global campaign to free Russian punk band Pussy Riot is gained speed in August. Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilized in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hold simultaneous demonstrations. In Toronto, the rally organizer Lynn Flatley (seen here with a balaclava that she just finished sewing) is a 25-year-Bay Street veteran who was moved to act after hearing about the story.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jussi Rynnas gets a puck to the mask and makes a save against   Philadelphia Flyers  in the first period at the Air Canada Centre.

Alyson Peach is totally proud of herself after setting her time under 53 minutes at the first running of the Yonge Street 10k in Toronto.

Toronto FC Ryan Johnson goes to the net and scores against the Montreal Impact goaltender Donovan Ricketts giving TFC a 2-0 lead at the BMO Field.

Toronto Blue Jays  pitcher Ricky Romero watches the game from the dugout.

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Matt Nichols gets sacked and in the process twists his foot in the fourth quarter at the Rogers Centre. Nichols left the game.

Doug Prentice, hams it up for the camera before the 100th Grey Cup featuring the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders at the Rogers Centre. See more of Vince's Grey Cup portraits.


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The twisted leg at Roget Centre seems very painfull, so would be my best picture.

Love the Irish man jumping in the the St. Patricks Day parade

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