Marivel Taruc

Host of Our Toronto

Marivel Taruc is an award-winning journalist and weekend anchor of CBC Saturday, and CBC Toronto News at 11 on Sundays. She is also the host of Our Toronto. Marivel graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She is happiest when she's gathered around the dinner table with her husband and two daughters - and a plateful of Filipino food.

Latest from Marivel Taruc

Syrian refugees realize Olympic dream in Tokyo

Brothers Mohamad and Alaa Maso fled Syria after the civil war destroyed training facilities. The pair — a triathlete and swimmer — are now competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Everyone's 'a little teary-eyed,' manager says as Wayne Gretzky's Toronto serves its final customers

Since opening its doors in 1993, Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto has hosted everyone from sports fans to celebrities. Set to close in mid-October, the restaurant will be torn down to make way for a new condo building.
Our Toronto

Toronto boxing club building champions in and outside the ring

At MJKO Boxing, Miranda and Ibrahim Kamal teach young people in at-risk communities the fundamentals of boxing. But it's what they teach outside the ring that makes them true champs.
Our Toronto

How Mani Jassal draws inspiration from her South Asian roots to redefine Canadian fashion

One of the designers being showcased at Toronto Fashion Week is Mani Jassal, a Ryerson School of Fashion graduate who is making a name for herself with her South Asian-inspired brand.

Krystal Duah is going to university to become a teacher, because her teacher told her she couldn't

If Krystal Duah had listened to many of her teachers in middle school, she would not be heading to university after graduation.

This Grade 12 student's poem shines light on those 'Living in the Margins'

Grade 12 student Eyitayo Kunle-Oladosu turned a drama class assignment into a cause that takes on the stereotypes of black, indigenous and poor people in a spoken word poem called "Living in the Margins."

She was once a bully herself, now this Scarborough high school student is an anti-bullying advocate

The first few years in Canada were difficult for Allison Stone. The 17-year-old arrived in Toronto from Jamaica when she was 11, but almost as soon as she started Grade 5 she didn’t fit in.

This Grade 8 student ran for council president to challenge herself and change stereotypes

Grade 8 student Kalista Metcalfe is the president of her student council.

This Grade 12 student is using black history to raise awareness

Nana Boahen is one of the founders of Castlebrooke Secondary School's Black Students Association.

Toronto filmmaker points her lens at assumptions made about young black men

Ever since she was a child, Jual DaCosta has been fascinated by all things film and television.