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September 2013, summer ends, boys of summer out, Leafs rise.


STEVE RUSSELL - Rose and Amin Ghaemi hang upside down on the apex of the Bonsai ride  during the final weekend of the Canadian National Exhibition.


STEVE RUSSELL - Mike Wiskus flies his Lucas Oil Pitts through the spray of Toronto Fire's William Lyon MacKenzie during at the Canadian International Air Show that closes out the final weekend of the Canadian National Exhibition. More from the CNE airshow.


COLIN McCONNELL - Marie Slank,left, gets emotional as she and Patricia Seth speak to media after a two billion class action lawsuit against the Ontario government for alleged abuse against developmentally disabled residents at Huronia Regional Centre was settled.


VINCE TALOTTA - Mayor Rob Ford tours a TCHC property at 3101 Weston.


DAVID COOPER - Wulf Higgins, master builder at the Canadian Opera Company works on an electro-static experiment prop for the opera, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti.


RENE JOHNSTON - A diver makes their way through the kelp forest during a sneak peek of the new Ripley's Aquarium.


RICK MADONIK - Vaughan Community Garden volunteers harvest vegetables and herbs from their garden behind a fire hall as the sun sets. 


COLIN McCONNELL - Mississauga's Celebration Square was the site of Muslimfest, a Mississauga festival clebrating the best in Muslim arts and entertainment.


RICK MADONIK - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends a dinner in honour of the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in Woodbridge, Ontario.


RANDY RISLING - George "Knia" Singh, a law student and mentor to youth in at-risk areas of the city, filed a freedom of information request for access to Toronto police contact cards that involve him. The cards were filled with inaccuracies and Singh questions the value of the data. 


KEITH BEATY - The Gardiner Museum opens "Mo No Ma," with a quirky show of sculpture by Toronto's An Te Liu. Liu's work consists largely of repurposed packaging materials which he reconfigures in abstract forms eerily reminiscent of such Modernist masters as Henry Moore.


LUCAS OLENIUK - Joan Howard, photographed at Kempton Howard Park.  The park was named after her murdered son Kempton, a youth leader who was shot in the apartment building beside the park.


RENE JOHNSTON - Scarlett Johansson arrives and signs for fans at the Princess of Wales theatre for the Red Carpet of "Don Jon" during TIFF.


RICK MADONIK - Actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars in THE FIFTH ESTATE, the story of Julian Assange, and two other films at the Toronto International Film Festival. See more of Madonik's TiFF portraits & a Master Glass episode takes you into the room during a 2 minute TiFF portrait.


CARLOS OSORIO - Steve Coogan who co-stars in and co-wrote the screenplay for Philomena. 


COLIN McCONNELL - Toronto artist/curator/local hero Micah Lexier.


BERNARD WEIL - Abigail Johnson, Minister at Beach United Church, is framed by large window on the south side. Beach United Church, built in 1914, has undergone a spectacular 3-year reno, taken out all its pews so chairs can be used in any configuration, revamped the kitchen to make it 3-times bigger (it's part of a drop-in lunch program), put in automatic solar blinds, installed the largest rooftop solar system of any church in GTA and left its old chimney standing because it has endangered chimney swifts.


DAVID COOPER - Houda Rafle, 28, is battling advanced cancer after a Trillium radiologist missed seeing a tumour near her heart on a CT scan. It has now spread to her lungs.


STEVE RUSSELL - Laura Timms looks to identify insects. A massive effort by the ROM was underway at the Rouge Park Conservation Centre to catalogue all plant, insect, fish and animal species. 


STEVE RUSSELL - A crayfish in the Rouge River found during bio-blitz.


BERNARD WEIL - Pitcher Brodie John Harkness, playing on the Ontario Maroon team, is photographed in a triple exposure pitching against Alberta Red team, during Tournament 12. The Blue Jays Baseball Academy, in collaboration with Blue Jays Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar hosted the inaugural Tournament 12, a national baseball showcase tournament at Rogers Centre. 


STEVE RUSSELL - Chicago Fire defender Bakary Soumare  and Bright Dike battle for the ball in second half action as Toronto FC and Chicago Fire tie 1-1.


STEVE RUSSELL - TFC's Bright Dike and SKC's Ike Opara collide in front of the Kansas City net during the game between Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City.


CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto's (right) Darel Russell and D.C. United's Collin Martin battle for a ball during the 2nd half of MLS action at BMO field as Toronto FC defeated D.C. United 4-1


STEVE RUSSELL - Alexander Gustafsson lands a sharp right on Jon Jones in the main event, a title fight for the Light Heavyweight championship at UFC 165 at the  Air Canada Centre. See more pictures from UFC165!


RICHARD LAUTENS - In the third inning, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey fields a ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Sam Fuld but can't quite make the throw to first for the out.


RICK MADONIK - Blue Jay third baseman Brett Lawrie breaks his bat and lines out against the Tampa Bay Rays.


RICK MADONIK - Blue Jay's left fielder Kevin Pillar can not come up with a ball in left field against the Tampa Bay Rays. See our tibute to fans who endured the 2013 season.


ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE -  Leaf fans pull along a large Canadian flag prior to Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres NHL pre-season game at Air Canada Centre.


BERNARD WEIL - Leafs' Phil Kessel strikes a pose for the camera during promo photo and video shoot at the opening of Toronto Maple Leafs camp.


STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk would get a goal tender interference penalty for running over Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller as Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel looks on.


BERNARD WEIL - Newly acquired goalie Jonathan Bernier, wiping sweat away during a break in practice, is battling for the starting job.


DAVID COOPER - Incumbant Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer, diving to chip the puck into the corner away from attacking Detroit Red Wings, is fighting to keep his starting job.


STEVE RUSSELL - Did we say goalie fight? Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier fight in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in preseason action. More from this old time hockey game! 



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