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Colin McConnell's 2012

Colin McConnell - Staff Photographer

Lionel Richie, taken at the Four Seasons Hotel, was in town promoting his new comeback country music album called Tuksegee.

New York comedian  Tommy Galan gives Toronto lawyers a lesson on how to lighten up in the courtroom in an office on Dundas West on November 28th 2012.

Mayor Rob Ford returns to the 361 University Court House after lunch break accompanied in by court officers on September 5, 2012.

Actor Alex Furber sits on Joey at the 95th anniversary of the Battle Of Vimy Ridge at a ceremony of remembrance at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall. It was Easter Monday on April 9, 1917 that all four divisions of the Canadian Corps began the historic attack on Vimy Ridge. Canada lost 3,598 soldiers.

Two year old Mighty Quinn looks out as Dennis Mills talks to a colt named Blazing Zach. The former Liberal MP now owns a thoroughbred racing farm in Uxbridge. He was spearheading a billboard campaign targeting Dalton McGuinty in a bid to have the premier re-think his plan to remove slot machines from Ontario race tracks.

A young goat has some fun with Sandy Foy at Far Enough Farm on Centre Island.

The 54th annual Toronto International Boat Show offered the chance for people to laugh and wonder about Duma, the incredible waterskiing and boat driving dog, Duma, a famous water loving Jack Russell terrier.

Bella, a three year-old towy poodle and Lincoln a 7 month-old great dane see eye to eye at Trinity Bellwoods Park for a Fido casting call.

A goose with blue feet gets creative. The Royal Winter Fair was celebrating its 90 years with unique artwork painted soley by farm animals with paint on their hooves and feet. A variety of animals including a horse, sheep and chicken and goose strode across a giant 16X12 foot canvas.

Memorial on Unwin Avenue for Leanne Freeman, prostitute that was shot dead in the portlands near Tommy Thompson Park.

The Canadian Table Hockey Championships were held at Ricoh Coliseum with people coming from all over North America.

After finishing their work at Jamie Bell Playground kids cooled off in a home made sprinkler made up with firemens hose. The playground was burned down by vandals and rebuilt by the community.

Michael Layton beats Olivia Chow by a hair during a Toronto Bike Month kick-off at  Christie Pitts.

Sameer Mohamed dropped in to have a bullet hole painted on his forehead at the Old Fire Hall. The Old Firehall is a building with many lives. It was a fire station, home to Second City in its heyday, former home to Gilda's Club and is now home to school for theatrical makeup and prosthetics.

Martin Sheen listens intently as kids from the GTA schools make a presentation about what the Free The Children program has done for them.

Jose Calderon speaks to media after a Toronto Raptors practice at the Air Canada Centre.

Mcconnell-ender-0016 Saba Belay stops by a small memorial with flowers and notes and cards at the laneway in Cabbagetown where Nighisti Semret was killed.

 Yorkville Four Seasons hotel liquidation auction had many of the antiques and old paintings going up for sale.

A tall order to walk a mile in these, groups of men stepped out of their shoes and put on high heels  to raise awareness and funds for the White Ribbon Campaign in the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, will opening spring 2013 at Vaughan Mills shopping Centre, The 34,000 square foot indoor attraction will be the first LEGOLAND Discovery Centre venue to open in Canada and the eighth in the world.

The Cabbagetown community goes all out on halloween because they get so many trick or treaters.

Jennifer Marman+Daniel Borins art on display at Georgia Scherman Projects gallery on Tecumseth Street in Toronto.

Argonaut Pacino Horne manages to tip the ball away from Ti-Cat  Samual Giguere in the end zone.

Marty the Calgary horse tried to get into the Royal York Hotel as part of the  Grey Cup shenanigans. But was refused,  Marty and his rider Fletcher Armstrong, chair of the Calgary Grey Cup committee, were allowed into BMO building on Bay Street and after a twitter outcry, allowed into the Royal York.

The Toronto Argonauts lift the Grey Cup after winning it in the 100th Grey Cup game played.


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Kids cooled off in a home made sprinkler made up with firemens hose is the best of all.
Kids 2 second emotion is hard to capture, any kind of face would they make.

My favourite has to be the last one, with the Grey Cup. Being a huge Argo fan, it was always my fantasy that we would win the 100th Cup and we did!

Kids playing are the best to photograph. I love the facial expression of the little boy playing in the sprinkler!

The Legoland photo captures it all: the joy the kids are having and the product being advertised. No explanation needed

The photo of Leanne Freeman is haunting. Nice shot.

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