Ania Bessonov

Ania Bessonov is a journalist with CBC Toronto and Ask CBC News.

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Ontario tightens restrictions in 3 major areas amid 939 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario is imposing stricter measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the province's curve climbs ever steeper.

Ontario's backlog in COVID-19 testing making some international travellers miss their flights

Ontario's significant backlog in testing for the novel coronavirus is putting some people's international travel plans in jeopardy because they can't get the test results they need in a timely manner.

Metrolinx shunted aside this couple's food table for the needy. Now the transit agency wants to help

One morning a few weeks ago, Bill and Shirley Graham came to the vacant parking lot where they'd been feeding the needy, only to find that Metrolinx had fenced off the lot and shunted their collapsible table aside. Now the transit agency wants to help the couple help the less fortunate.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal 'deep pain' following loss of baby

TV personality and model Chrissy Teigen posted to Instagram early Thursday saying she and her husband, singer-songwriter John Legend, had lost a baby.

Toronto organization makes outdoor activities more accessible to BIPOC women

When Demiesha Dennis moved to Canada, she noticed an absence of BIPOC women in the outdoor world. Now, she's looking to change that.

Former NHL player Akim Aliu establishes BIPOC youth hockey team in Toronto

More than 100 youth hockey teams competed in a tournament in Toronto this weekend — but one team made a very special debut. Former Canadian NHL hockey player Akim Aliu helped to establish a first of its kind BIPOC team that played in the tournament in the Westwood Arena in Etobicoke. 

Plaques set up around Toronto tell the slave-owning pasts of prominent historical families

Temporary plaques exposing the history of the families behind some of Toronto’s street names have been spotted around the city. 

TDSB back-to-school plan to shrink class sizes rejected by ministry of education

The proposed plan had 15 students per class for junior kindergarten to Grade 3 and 20 students per class for Grades 4 to 8.

Masks not being mandated in Toronto homeless shelters, letter to staff says

A letter sent to shelter staff said shelters are not considered public indoor spaces and do not fall under the recently enacted by-law mandating masks in such settings.

Teachers, parent groups protest at Queen's Park for smaller elementary class sizes

Some parents, educators and health professionals have raised concerns about the province's decision to maintain pre-COVID-19 class sizes. They say many classes in high enrolment boards will be too big to ensure proper physical distancing among students and teachers.