We said goodbye to Stephen and hello to Justin. We saw the photo of Alan Kurdi, 3, the lifeless boy on the beach whose drowning death galvanized us to take action on the refugee crisis. In Toronto, the Blue Jays made it to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years and we hosted the Pan Am Games.
But what were the stories that most gripped thestar.com readers? Here’s a clue: They all happened on home turf.