Linda Ward

CBC Toronto reporter

Linda Ward is CBC Radio's dogged early morning multi-media reporter. Armed with an iPhone and a bit of ingenuity, she brings the latest news from overnight to the city. Linda is a mother to two beautiful young girls, a perpetual volunteer, and an adrenaline junkie. She first came to Toronto in 1987 from Dublin, Ireland.

Latest from Linda Ward

When marijuana becomes legal, what does that mean for Toronto?

The city will be urging the province to put controls in place and consider an LCBO-style mechanism for selling pot.

Video captures suspect tossing coffee at TTC driver in Vaughan

York police are hoping the public can help investigators identify a man caught tossing his coffee at a TTC bus driver last month.

York University PhD student guilty in sex assault of student Mandi Gray

A judge has found a York University student guilty of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old PhD student from Winnipeg following a bar outing last year, and criticized the accused for trying to discredit the victim's testimony.

Ontario quickly turns down Toronto's request to ban pedestrian texting on roads

Ontario is turning down Toronto city council's request to ban texting and walking while crossing the street, instead dishing out a bit of common sense advice.

TTC to develop new app that would enable riders to report harassment

The Toronto Transit Commission is working on a new app that would allow riders to discreetly take a photo of a person who is harassing or assaulting them or others and report it directly to the TTC.

Mayor John Tory should 'stay in his lane' amid Pride protest uproar, Black Lives Matter says

Black Lives Matter Toronto doubled down on its calls to keep police floats out of the city's Pride parade on Thursday and warned Mayor John Tory to stay out of the debate.

Toronto mayor speaks out for police inclusion after Pride protest

Toronto Mayor John Tory is speaking out after last weekend's Black Lives Matter protest at Canada's largest gay Pride parade, saying he would have "serious concerns" if police were excluded from participating.

New app aims to save food from trash, slash grocery bills

A new app aims to connect people with discounted food that would otherwise be headed for the landfill. The app Flashfood will find grocery stores, restaurants and catering companies that have surplus food to sell and connect them with a buyer.

Safe injection advocate dies of overdose before Toronto approves 3 sites

An advocate for safe injection sites in Toronto did not live to see them become a reality, dying of a drug overdose weeks before the city's board of health voted unanimously in favour of them.