Kate McGillivray


Kate McGillivray is a writer and newsreader in Toronto. She's worked for the CBC in Montreal, Sherbrooke, Whitehorse and St. John's, and she always wants to hear your feedback and story ideas. Get in touch here: kate.mcgillivray@cbc.ca.

Latest from Kate McGillivray

Prominent Jewish funeral home ordered to refund fees taken from memorial donations

After discovering that Benjamin's was taking a 10 per cent cut of the donations made in his son's memory, Raziel Zisman complained to the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.

Mandarin now Toronto's 2nd-most common first language, reflecting years of demographic change

Mandarin has edged out Cantonese as the second-most common first language in Toronto's metropolitan area, after English.

Ombudsman calls out Ontario for 'painfully slow' progress on police de-escalation training

Six years after Ontario ombudsman Paul Dube recommended a standardized, mandatory de-escalation training for police across the province, Ontario is no closer to making it happen, he said on Wednesday.

Tenant waits weeks for building to be deep-cleaned after decomposing body found inside

Rooming house tenant Viji Murugaiyah says she asked her landlord "10 or 15 times" to arrange for forensic cleaning after her neighbour's body was found.

Filters on laundry machines lead to 'significant' cut in microfibre pollution, Ontario study finds

Installing filters on washing machines could be a simple and effective way to catch the microscopic particles our clothes shed, says a new study from the University of Toronto.

Canada Post apologizes after delivery suspended to Roncesvalles homes for weeks without notice

Canada Post conducted a safety review in the neighbourhood and identified a number of houses that had problems - but didn't let people know there was an issue before suspending delivery.

Medically assisted death nonprofit says fear is hampering its search for permanent space

Thirteen months into an extensive search in Toronto, a nonprofit that provides a free space to receive the MAID procedure has yet to find a suitable space.

Ontario should allow more routine vaccinations at pharmacies, says pharmacy association

The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada says a worrying number of Ontarians are missing routine vaccinations - and they’re pitching a solution.

MPP calls out province's free menstrual products plan for not including First Nations schools

The new program will see millions of donated pads distributed to Ontario’s public schools - but federally-funded provincial schools will not be included.

These 'ravine champions' are making sure Toronto's parks are more inclusive

Programs aim to rectify what experts say is a long-standing problem in Toronto: green space access is far from equal, and low-income, racialized communities are often left out.