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City New Year’s Bash rings in 2013

City's New Year's Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square, Dec. 31, 2012. CITYNEWS

Tens of thousands rang in 2013 at the biggest New Year’s party in Canada — the City New Year’s Bash at Nathan Phillips Square.

The family-friendly celebration started at 10 p.m. and featured top-notch entertainment like Kardinal Offishall, Shawn Desman, Jully Black and The Tenors.

CityNews anchor Gord Martineau, Breakfast Television hosts Kevin Frankish and Dina Pugliese, and CityLine’s Tracy Moore hosted the massive event.

The annual bash is in its 28th year and has quickly become the country’s highest-rated New Year’s countdown.

The party also took place at Olympic Plaza in Calgary, and Churchill Square in Edmonton.

Getting around was a lot easier than normal on Monday night. The TTC was free between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. and Brampton, York-Viva and Mississauga transit were all free starting at 7 p.m.

GO Transit was free starting at 8 p.m. with extended late-night service.

Those who couldn’t make it to Nathan Phillips Square could watch the show live on Citytv, on Citytv.com and the Citytv apps for Android, iPhone and iPad.

Online followers were also able to join the conversation by using #city2013 — which was trending on Twitter in Toronto.