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A look back at August in photos


We begin with a look back at Jack...

RANDY RISLING - Olivia Chow works on the Jack Layton Memorial sculpture titled "Jack's Got Your Back" at MST Bronze in Etobicoke. The sculpture was unveiled on the second anniversary of Jack's death, August 22 at the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal. Olivia holds a Fine Arts degree and is a trained sculptor. 

RANDY RISLING - Patineur, Gayle Skalin lights a torch to use while she applies patina on the Jack Layton Memorial sculpture titled "Jack's Got Your Back" at MST Bronze in Etobicoke.

STEVE RUSSELL - The Jack Layton statue unveiling at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (formerly Toronto Island Ferry Terminal) on Queen's Quay  in Toronto.


LUCAS OLENIUK - Diner en Blanc was held in Toronto Thursday night in the parking lot between Queen and Shuter Street, east of Church Street. The guest list was limited to 2,300 people this year.


LUCAS OLENIUK - Dutch hula hoop artist Lisa Lottie was on hand at Yonge-Dundas Square for 2013 Toronto Buskerfest preview.


ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Mourners bid a final farewell as the hearse carrying the remains of shooting victim Sammy Yatim leaves Highland Funeral Home.


DAVID COOPER - Candle light vigil held shortly after 9pm in honour of people killed by gun violence in the Firgrove social housing community south of Jane and Finch.


RICHARD LAUTENS - Manoraniana's husband (in white shirt) is comforted in front of the casket and a photo of his wife. Manoranjana Kanagasabapathy, 52, was killed in a TTC bus crash when a truck collided with the bus. 


BERNARD WEIL - Premier Kathleen Wynne talks to the media at Queen's Park following last night's by-election.


MARCO CHOWN OVED - Workers at the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Airport made the final breakthrough August 23rd. The tunnel is expected to be open in August 2014.


TARA WALTON - Nathan Isaacs, a 90-year-old WWII veteran who flew 35 missions as a navigator in the bomber command poses for a portrait holding a photo of his crew whom he worked with for all 35 missions.  (CREW PHOTO L-R -Bill Lossing of Windsor ON, Al Horton of Humboldt SK, Tom Leaver of Toronto ON, Nathan Issaacs of Toronto ON, John Tribe of Alymer ON, Derald Brinkley of Gloucester UK and John Mulholland of Mitchell ON.)  More than 70 years later, the Canadian government is honouring those who served in the Bomber Command with special bars in commemoration of their service. 


TARA WALTON -  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reacts after winning an arm-wrestle competition against former WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan at Toronto's Fan Expo. 


COLIN MCCONNELL - City councillor Gary Crawford working on his painting of Mayor Rob Ford that has taken months and is a labour of love.He is working in his basement studio in Scarborough and the portrait is for the Mayors mother.


COLIN McCONNELL - The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Parade took over the Exhibition Grounds and the Lakeshore with lots of music and colorful costumes.


CARLOS OSORIO - Veronica Jones is in grade 8 and will be applying to the Etobicoke School of the Arts.


STEVE RUSSELL - Chef Susur Lee hosts a group of high school students at his King St. restaurant "Lee" to show them his place and then chat about how to make healthy food tasty. The chef is part of a TDSB campaign, led by its support workers' union (CUPE) to find a way to make  school cafeterias attractive to teenagers while complying with the tough new healthy food guidelines imposed in 2008 by Queen's Park.


BERNARD WEIL - Author Margaret Atwood talkS about her new book MaddAddam.


RICK MADONIK - The surgical team rolls the horse back toward the recovery room following a 22 minute surgery to remove bone fragments. Toronto Equine Hospital Dr. Darryl Bonder is a vet who works with horses. The hospital is on the border between Mississauga and Toronto.


DALE BRAZAO - I you ever wanted to try your hand at running with the bulls or bullfighting this is your chance.  Thousands of Portuguese Canadians descended on Madeira Park south of Sutton to take part in a two day picnic and festival which included amateur bull fighting.  Member of the public if they have enough nerve could jump into the ring and try their hand at bullfighting. Some used towels, umbrellas or t-T-shirts to urge the bulls to charge. 


TARA WALTON - Facility manager Lee Parker of Reptilia, a reptile zoo and education facility in Vaughan moves the zoo's African Rock Python within its enclosure Tuesday August 6, 2013.  Another snake of the same species is thought to have strangled two boys while sleeping in a New Brunswick apartment in the same building as the reptile store where the snake escaped.


VINCE TALOTTA - Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne performs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.


DAVID COOPER - Canada's Harry Jones is tackled by USA's  Blaine Scully during the Rugby world cup qualifying match.


LUCAS OLENIUK - Canada's rising star, Eugenie Bouchard practices at the Rexall Centre for the first round of the Rogers Cup. 


ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Sara Errani from Italy during her third round tennis match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.


TARA WALTON - Toronto Blue Jays Emilio Bonifacio misses a catch against the Oakland Athletics.


RICK MADONIK - Jays Brett Lawrie hits a long fly ball against the New York Yankees.


RICK MADONIK - Fans tussle for a fly ball in the stands at the Rogers Centre.


RENE JOHNSTON - Team Canada Andrew Nicholson gives Team Jamaica guard Akeem Scott a lift as he srives to the basket at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, formerly Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.


STEVE RUSSELL - Rob Wernaart gives Bitchy, a Harris Hawk that keeps gulls away from the stadium and serves as a team mascot, a kiss before the game. Toronto FC would tie the New England Revolution 1-1 in MLS Soccer action at BMO Field. See more about Bitchy here.

Summer ends

COLIN McCONNELL - Birds  get an eye level view of Kent Pietsch during the 64th annual Canadian International Air Show over Lake Ontario all labour day weekend .


STEVE RUSSELL - The swings rotate  during the final weekend of the Canadian National Exhibition at CNE Grounds in Toronto.


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