Lane Harrison


Lane Harrison is a journalist with CBC Toronto. Born and raised in Toronto, he previously worked for CBC New Brunswick in Saint John. You can reach him at

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Ford government says moving Ontario Science Centre would save some $250M

Ontario released the long-awaited business case for moving the science centre to Ontario Place Wednesday, saying moving the centre to the waterfront would save at least $256.9 million compared to the cost of leaving it where it is — something many in the city would prefer.

Ontario's patient ombudsman received record number of complaints in 2022-23

Ontario's health-system watchdog received more complaints in 2022-23 than it has in any other year since it opened offices in 2016, according to the patient ombudsman's annual report released Wednesday.

His daughter was born in Gaza during the war. In Toronto, they finally met

Ahmad Abualjedian's wife and newborn baby were taken to the Canadian Embassy in Cairo before flying to Toronto on Friday, where Ahmad met his daughter for the first time.

TVO employees back to work Monday after monthslong strike: TVO

After walking off the job in late August, employees at Ontario's public broadcaster will be going back to work Monday, according to a press release issued Sunday evening. 

Thousands march outside U.S. Consulate in Toronto in support of Palestinians

As Palestinians in Gaza reported Israeli airstrikes across the region on Saturday — including in an area where Israel had told civilians to seek refuge — thousands of Torontonians took to the streets to join pro-Palestinian rallies across Canada calling for an immediate ceasefire.

Toronto faith leaders call on federal government to do more to house asylum seekers

A coalition of faith-based leaders is demanding the federal government take immediate action to help house asylum seekers arriving in Toronto with nowhere to go. The group delivered a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's office on Thursday. 

As 2024 looms, GTA food banks worry demand will continue growing

Food banks in the Greater Toronto Area are looking to 2024 with concern after the high-cost of living and food inflation led reliance on food banks to skyrocket in 2023. 

Applications for personal use eviction are up 77% in Toronto, worrying advocates

Data shows the number of applications landlords have filed to evict tenants for personal use in 2023 so far has already surpassed the total number of applications in 2022.

Toronto unveils winter homelessness strategy as shelter system already stretched beyond capacity

After a summer and fall that saw refugee claimants with nowhere to go sleeping on downtown streets, Toronto officials say the demand for beds will increase this winter. Already, Canada's largest shelter system is turning people away. 

After double digit rent hike, High Park tenants consider how to fight back together

The Livmore High Park Tenants' Association recently hung red flags from their balconies to highlight concerns they have with their building. Now, they're discussing the possibility of joining other tenants across the city in a rent strike to try and gain some leverage in their fight for lower prices.