Tyler Cheese

Tyler Cheese reports for CBC Toronto. You can contact him at tyler.cheese@cbc.ca or @TylerRCheese on Twitter.

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How GTA police are trying to protect missing persons' 'right to be forgotten' online

A tweet from Toronto police has raised questions about the types of identifying information that gets shared with the public in missing persons cases.

Ontario parents brace for possible school disruption as clock ticks toward CUPE strike deadline

If the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the province don't agree on a deal by 5 p.m. Sunday, about 55,000 workers will walk off the job on Monday.

GTHA carbon emissions on track to return to pre-pandemic levels, report warns

The Atmospheric Fund’s report looks at data gathered from a six-year period and found the majority of emissions in 2021 came from buildings and transportation.

Pearson airport launches virtual booking system to cut long wait times

YYZ Express allows travellers to book a spot in the security line ahead of their flight. It’s the latest in a series of measures introduced to alleviate high passenger volumes as seen at the airport over the summer

Amid fears health system is buckling, Toronto hospitals to issue alerts about overcrowded ERs

Amid signs of a growing crisis in the province's health-care system, an alert went out Thursday that the emergency department at Toronto General Hospital was at capacity — and that doctors should send their patients elsewhere.

Art auction raises more than $1M for Casey House in Toronto

An auction of Canadian contemporary art raised more than $1 million in Toronto on Tuesday for a hospital that provides care to people living with and at risk of HIV.

80-year-old facing $23K bill after racing pigeons were seized while he was in hospital

Arthur Plasschaert was hospitalized for COVID-19 last Christmas. In the days that followed, his 600 racing pigeons were left on their own and later seized by the Ontario Humane Society. Now he's facing an expensive bill for their care.

They've lived through 2 'horrible' years of renos. Now their landlord wants to raise the rent by 5.5%

Tenants at 240 Markland Dr. in Etobicoke are pushing back against a proposed "above guideline" rent increase, saying it’s unfair for them to foot the bill for renovations that have disrupted their lives.

Stuff we 'flush down the toilet' ending up in Toronto Harbour, environmental group warns

A local group that monitors water quality is sounding the alarm about Toronto's sewage and stormwater system after spotting condoms, sanitary wipes and tampon applicators floating near Ontario Place last month

Midtown Toronto neighbourhood in construction 'hell' as city says roadwork needs a do-over

Just when residents of a midtown Toronto street thought months of construction "hell" were over, the city has ordered much of the work redone — meaning they'll have to put up with torn-up asphalt, blocked driveways and traffic jams until at least early September.

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