Ali Chiasson

Reporter, CBC Toronto

From teleprompter to Associate Producer, Ali Chiasson worked many desks at CBC News Network before stepping in front of the cameras at CBC Toronto. Ali covers a wide range of breaking and feature stories and has a special knack for people profiles. Off the clock, Ali is happiest walking through Bloordale with headphones on, picking through local produce markets, sipping bubble tea and snapping pics of street art.

Latest from Ali Chiasson

Meet the brains behind the push to get more women in neurosurgery

Neurology, neurosurgery and our understanding of the brain in general is in its infancy — all the more reason to have a diverse range of smart minds with different perspectives and experiences participating in the study of it.

Mississauga athletic therapist becomes TikTok famous with new fitness challenge

A Mississauga fitness maven who calls herself "definitely that girl in the gym that is always filming herself" has become famous on social media by creating a new fitness challenge that is much harder to do than it looks.

U of T students demand change in wake of suicide on campus

Twenty-four students at the University of Toronto are calling on the school to improve its mental health services immediately after a death by suicide in a computer science building on Friday.

Some classes at a Toronto high school have as many as 40 students each, principal says

A Toronto high school principal is reporting that some classrooms at the school contain as many as 40 students but the numbers are expected to improve by next month when the board reviews its staffing levels.
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How bleeding, trembling, talking mannequins train hospital staff to save your life

Hands-on learning is fundamental in many workplaces and at St. Michael's Hospital, the operating room is no different.

Metrolinx to consult Ontario privacy watchdog before sharing ridership data

Metrolinx will consult with Ontario's privacy commissioner before it shares any "anonymized" GO Transit ridership data with private companies interested in buying the naming rights of GO stations, a spokesperson says.

Fake honey still pouring into Canada, and local beekeepers are feeling the sting

Fake honey cut with corn syrup, rice, beet and other sugars is still pouring into Canada and onto grocery store shelves. Local producers have been abuzz about the food fraud for years. 

Pothole City: 2019 will be a bumpy ride but there could be a high-tech fix

With temperatures going up and down, you'll be seeing a lot of potholes on our roads — a problem that costs the city millions of dollars. But a group of engineers might have a high-tech way to spot the devastating divots before they form.

Hurt firefighter out of hospital after fire blackens unit, hallway

A Toronto firefighter has been released from hospital after he suffered minor smoke inhalation early Wednesday while he was helping to extinguish a highrise fire in East York. The fire blackened an apartment unit, a hallway and balcony.

Canada has a new team of doctors, researchers dedicated to better understanding MS

Over the next five years, a team led by an expert at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital will try to gain a better understanding of how Multiple Sclerosis progresses in patients.

One of Toronto's oldest houses enters the 21st Century with a high-tech makeover

It turns out, Wi-Fi-activated blinds, a fancy fridge and a Roomba vacuum are not enough to drown-out the real story about what makes the house at 469 Broadview special. It’s a glimpse back in time.

Popular Toronto restaurant invited to set up food stall at ramen museum in Japan

Ryus Noodle Bar, a popular Toronto ramen restaurant, will soon be serving noodles on the other side of the world at the Ramen Museum in Yokohama, Japan.

Security guard accuses supervisors of crossing 'a racial line' with talk about his hair

Ainab Abdullahi is in the beginning stages of filing a human rights complaint against his employer, GardaWorld after what he calls a "humiliating" racial conversation about what to do with his natural hair.

Airline passenger stranded without wheelchair at airport calls for better treatment of travellers

A woman with disabilities is speaking out after she got off a Sunwing Airlines flight only to find she was stranded without a wheelchair at Pearson International Airport.

Popular hair salon to close as rising taxes, soaring rents change face of West Queen West

The scissors will soon be silenced at a popular Queen Street West hair salon because of the changing neighbourhood and the seemingly ever-increasing rents along the street, its owners say.

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