Julia Whalen


Julia Whalen is a journalist with CBC Toronto specializing in social media and visual storytelling. You can reach her at julia.whalen@cbc.ca.

Latest from Julia Whalen


This pastry chef is not only representing Canada at a world chocolate competition — he's also diabetic

Toronto pastry chef and Type 1 diabetic Nishant Amin will represent Canada on the world stage of chocolate next fall.

How Fanny the 3-legged dog won a spot in a calendar for pets with mobility issues

Fanny the three-legged dog will be featured in the 2022 Walkin’ Pets calendar, which highlights pets from around the world who need mobility aids.

Year of the pickle: here's what's on the menu at the 2019 CNE

Let's hope you like pickles. They're on the menu at this year's Canadian National Exhibition in a big way.

Is Toronto the raccoon capital of Canada?

CBC's Adrian Cheung looks into the trash pandas that call Canada's largest city home — and why they not only survive but thrive in Toronto. 
TIFF 2018

Scarborough talent is centre stage at TIFF this year

From co-hosting a television series on TVO to walking the red carpet at TIFF, Lamar Johnson's star power is only getting bigger. The Scarborough native is in one of the festival's most anticipated films this year, and he was named one of TIFF's 2018 Rising Stars.

More rain, thunderstorms in store for Toronto area

Toronto is bracing for more rain. Environment Canada is forecasting showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with as much as 35 millimetres of rain by midnight.

Have you seen Toby? 7-year-old Shih Tzu stolen in Scarborough

A Toronto-based dog rescue group is asking for help finding Toby, a seven-year-old Shih Tzu mix stolen by a woman posing as a rescue volunteer over the weekend.
Start-Up City

This celebrity ghostwriter turns 'shy girls into fly girls' with her mentorship program

Pauleanna Reid describes herself as a millennial business owner who fought for her dreams and won.
Start-Up City

How a yellow Lab named Bo inspired his owner to bring veterinary care online

Emma Harris is the founder and CEO of Healthy Pets, a start-up that enables pet owners to connect with veterinarians through video chat.
Start-Up City

She's not only an accountant but a model, and she's shining a light on plus-size fashion

Josiane Laure Modjom spent years overcoming self-confidence issues relating to her figure. Now, she wants to help other women embrace their bodies.