John Rieti

Senior producer

John started with CBC News in 2008 as a Peter Gzowski intern in Newfoundland, and holds a master of journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University. As a reporter, John has covered everything from the Blue Jays to Toronto city hall. He now leads a CBC Toronto digital team that has won multiple Radio Television Digital News Association awards for overall excellence in online reporting. You can reach him at

Latest from John Rieti

Auditor flags big change to Toronto's $100M per winter snow-clearing plan

So, why does this matter for your neighbourhood when the snow starts flying? The biggest problem, an industry source told CBC Toronto, is that creates an environment where contractors will now have less urgency to get their snow-clearing machines out on the roads.

Toronto hires forensic accountant to probe 'improperly altered' charges from contractor

The City of Toronto is trying to find out how much it was overcharged by a general contractor working on several multi-million dollar projects, a confidential document obtained by CBC Toronto shows.

Toronto $26M over budget on snow-clearing last year as auditor warns accountability tools missing

You probably don't want to think about snow right now, but the city's auditor general has released new information about Toronto's snow-clearing efforts you should know about.

Candidate check-up: Key takeaways from election night for Toronto's losing mayoral contenders

Toronto voters chose Olivia Chow as the city's nexts mayor on Monday. But what about the other top candidates — how did their nights unfold? And what does it mean for them moving forward?

These are Toronto's top 6 candidates for mayor (for now) and what they'll need to win

Toronto's mayoral ballot is a record 102 names long. Like going to a restaurant with a too-long menu, you probably want to know: What's good here?

Catch up on the Toronto mayoral byelection

There's an election? Why haven't I seen any lawn signs? Don't feel bad if you're not up to speed on the race to become Toronto's next mayor — read up on the top issues of the campaign here.

Brampton pizza scam victim who lost more than $4K speaks out

A Brampton mother says her family has taken a major financial hit after falling victim to a pizza delivery scam.

Toronto mayoral race heats up with debate over cell service on the TTC

Toronto’s mayoral byelection saw another busy week. Here’s a quick recap of where things stand.

Peel Region spends $55K on sole-sourced podcast on housing crisis

A podcast titled Peel Talks Housing is produced by the same company the Toronto Police Service paid more than $300,000 for its own podcast, 24 Shades of Blue.

Here's what happens after John Tory officially resigns

You've just found out John Tory has resigned as Toronto's mayor. If you live in the city, that likely means a summer byelection.