Natalie Nanowski

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Natalie is a storyteller who spent the last few years in Montreal covering everything from politics to corruption and student protests. Now that she’s back in her hometown of Toronto, she is eagerly rediscovering what makes this city tick, and has a personal interest in real estate and environmental journalism. When she’s not reporting you can find her at a yoga studio or exploring Queen St. Contact Natalie:

Latest from Natalie Nanowski

A year in real estate review: Toronto's biggest trends of 2020

After viewing 65 homes in six months and putting down nine offers, Brandi Ricci and her husband finally landed their dream home in Hamilton. They never expected to be dealing with multiple bidding wars during a pandemic, but Ontario’s real estate sector has remained strong even as other areas of the economy experienced a downturn since March. 

Death threats, overcrowding and few masks: A TTC driver speaks out about life during COVID-19

Usually it's dirty looks or insults, but sometimes, bus drivers working in Toronto's COVID-19 hot spots are subjected to much worse.

Why the pandemic is pushing young tenants out of their tiny rentals in Toronto's core

Now that the pandemic has closed bars and shut down indoor dining, cinemas and concerts, those tiny shoebox condos in Toronto's trendy neighbourhoods don't seem like such a good deal anymore. Real estate experts say that's why many young tenants are opting for bigger spaces farther from the downtown core, pushing rents down.

Windsor's housing market is the hottest in Canada

Windor's real estate market is the hottest in Canada with housing prices increasing 17 per cent in the third quarter of 2020. 

Stricter bylaws for short-term rentals come into effect this week

After years of court battles, the city finally has a new set of regulations that only allows people to rent out their primary residence on short-term rental sites.

COVID-19 test imperfect in children, raising questions about detecting it at school, doctor says

A Toronto pediatrician says COVID-19 tests may not be sensitive enough to always accurately detect the virus in children, raising questions about containing the novel coronavirus when students return to school next month.

COVID-19 safety measures could keep influenza cases down, doctors say

If people in the GTA keep following safety procedures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, there's a good chance those same measures will also keep the number of influenza cases down and prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed, doctors say.

Back to school and your social bubble: Some worry it could mean a grandparent getting COVID-19

Many people across the GTA are debating whether to send their kids to school, especially if they have an elderly parent living with them. Experts say parents should monitor the situation in schools carefully before deciding whether children can see their grandparents.

'Too many different bubbles'? Child care centres serving kids from different schools risky, some worry

Come September daycares will be operating at full capacity in Ontario and that has Paul Parker, president of Brant Street Daycare, concerned about exposing children and his staff to too many people on a daily basis. He says the province isn’t providing enough direction, especially for childcare centres that serve several schools. 

City to review why it's paying $9.7M to rent building from parents of WE Charity founders

As questions swirl about the WE Charity's links to federal political leaders, Toronto city council has voted to look at how staff decided to lease a Cabbagetown building from the parents of Craig and Marc Kielburger, the beleaguered organization's founders.