Clara Pasieka

Clara Pasieka is a CBC journalist in Toronto. She has also worked in CBC's national bureau and as a reporter in the Northwest Territories, Ontario and New Brunswick. Her investigative work following the Nova Scotia Mass Shooting was a finalist for a CAJ Award. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy, Law and Public Administration from York University.

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Why is this man dressed for winter indoors? His Toronto building's had no heat for a week

Tenants in a midtown Toronto apartment building have been without heat for a week. The city says it's trying to get the situation resolved with the property management company, but at least one resident says he's looking into getting financial compensation.

'It was kind of scary': How this 99-year-old blazed a trail for Black teachers in Ontario

Millie Burgess was the first female teacher of African descent to teach in the Ontario school system, according to the Ontario Human Rights Commission's records, and may be the first Black woman in Canada to complete a teaching degree. 

Doubling of inmate deaths in Ontario prompts call for correctional oversight body

A spike in inmate deaths prompted a call this week from dozens of advocacy groups, academics and others to create an independent oversight body for correctional institutions in Ontario.

Toronto tenants were told they could move back in after renovations. 3 years later, they're still waiting

The Residential Tenancies Act states if tenants are asked to vacate for renovations, they can choose to move back without a substantial rent increase, as long as they inform their landlord in writing of their intent to return. Tenants at 11 Walmer Rd. are still waiting three years later.

Rising crime in Peel has some regional councillors supporting $46M police budget increase

A request by Peel Regional Police for a $45.9-million increase in their 2023 budget is getting support from regional councillors who are worried about rising crime — even some who are usually skeptical about handing police more money.

60% more Canadians per month expected to use food banks, other programs in 2023, survey finds

Food banks and other programs serving vulnerable Canadians are expected to serve 60 per cent more people per month in 2023 than last year, according to a report by a national food rescue organization.

Were you paying attention to the news this year? Test yourself with CBC Toronto's 2022 quiz

Another pandemic year is coming to a close, filled with political promises that had us pivoting our plans and a slew of elections to keep politicians on their toes. But how much of the last 12 months worth of news do you remember?

Ontario landlords could be sitting on thousands of dollars of interest owed to tenants

Some Ontario landlords are sitting on thousands of dollars of interest accrued by rental deposits and in some cases, also asking renters to fork over cash as often as every year in a process some advocates are calling "double-dipping."

New Brampton mosque proposal leads to overnight debate in what some call civic win

A Brampton planning meeting draws hundred to debate a proposal for a new mosque, something councillors say has been very healthy for democracy, but Islamophobia may have been a factor in drawing some to Brampton City Hall.

Vibrations from Eglinton Crosstown construction damaging their homes, area residents fear

People who live on a stretch of Chaplin Cres. are calling on Metrolinx and the province to pay for a third-party engineer to look at the integrity of their houses and compensate them for any repairs needed due to Eglinton Crosstown construction.