Justin Li

Senior News Writer

Justin Li is a senior news writer. Prior to joining CBC News, he worked for the Toronto Star and wrote for various magazines in Toronto, where he's always lived.

Latest from Justin Li

Residents, businesses near ACC, Rogers Centre require 'security plan parking pass' due to Jays games

Residents and businesses near Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre will be required to obtain a new parking pass from Toronto police due to increased traffic and enhanced security procedures in the area caused by Blue Jays home games and other events.

Doug Ford touts 'united' Ontario PC caucus at Toronto rally

Ontario's new Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford celebrated party unity at a rally in Toronto on Monday.

New rental report shows 'Toronto is in the midst of a housing crisis,' says councillor

A new city report released on Friday says purpose-built apartment rent increases in 2017 increased to 15-year high while vacancy rates lowest in 16 years, prompting one city councillor to request a strategy to combat what he calls a "housing crisis."

16-year-old becomes 3rd family member to die after TCH fire

A 16-year-old boy is the third family member to die after a two-alarm fire at a Toronto Community Housing complex, his uncle told CBC Toronto.

'I am so sorry': Lena Dunham walks back defence of Girls writer accused of rape

Lena Dunham apologized on Saturday for defending a writer on her HBO show Girls, after some on social media slammed her for not believing a woman who accused him of sexual assault.

'In a dream': Jason Wisdom on having his murder conviction stayed, release from prison

For the first time in 13 years, ex-gang member Jason Wisdom woke up on Friday in his own bed after having his murder conviction stayed.
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A look back at stunning photos taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft

Here's a look at some of the best photos taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in its nearly two decades in space.

A look back at the volcanoes, hidden oceans and other incredible Voyager discoveries in space

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 both turn 40 this year. Check out a few of the wonders the space probes have uncovered in four decades of exploration.

Toronto-based charity says it helped 31 LGBT Chechens find asylum in Canada

A Toronto-based charity said Friday it has helped 35 LGBT individuals escape from Chechnya, 31 of whom have now arrived in Canada.

'She was the real deal': Pam McConnell celebrated and remembered

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory were among those scheduled to attend the celebration of life for late city councillor and deputy mayor Pam McConnell.

Friends and neighbours of Andrew Kinsman, missing since June, launch new search

Friends and neighbours of Andrew Kinsman embarked on a new search on Thursday in an effort to find the Toronto man missing since June.

Province promises up to $343 M for social housing repairs in Toronto

The government of Ontario announced Thursday it will be providing $657 million over five years in new funding as a part of a green initiative to repair and retrofit social housing across the province, with the City of Toronto receiving more than half.

Ryerson introduces 'all-gender' student housing option

Ryerson University announced Wednesday they will no longer require students to disclose their gender identity on housing application forms, and that they will introduce housing that accommodates all gender identities.

York police release photos, video of suspects in racist vandalism in Markham

York Regional Police hate-crime investigators on Wednesday released images and photos of suspects they believe were involved in spraying anti-Black and anti-Semitic graffiti at three schools in Markham.

CNE butter sculptors tackle Trudeau, pandas and capybaras

Butter sculptures have had a rich tradition at the CNE since the 1950s, but this year a dairy-based effigy of a certain Canadian prime minister has been grabbing headlines at home and abroad.