Nick Boisvert

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Nick Boisvert is a reporter based in Toronto with an interest in politics, civic issues and the environment. Outside work, Nick enjoys cooking, following the NBA and listing things in threes. You can reach him at

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Ontario lawyers to offer free legal advice for tenants as 'wave of evictions' looms

The Ontario Bar Association has launched a new pro bono legal service to help tenants at risk of losing their homes when residential evictions resume across the province in the coming weeks.

Council approves 2021 budget, maintaining status quo despite major shortfall due to COVID-19

Toronto city council on Thursday crossed the fiscal finish line after a budget process that has been repeatedly described as the most difficult in the city’s history.

'We can't afford to lose a year': Worries abound over Toronto's plan to reduce climate funding

Toronto's plans to delay planning work and reduce funding toward its climate change commitments threaten the city's long-term environmental goals, some advocates are warning.

Toronto's Black scientists' task force to host 1st town hall meeting addressing vaccine hesitancy

A task force featuring of some Toronto's top Black scientists and health-care experts hosts its first virtual town hall meeting Saturday, as the group seeks to dispel rumours and misinformation swirling around COVID-19 vaccines.

There's a better way to run buses when Scarborough RT shuts down in 2023, councillors say

The planned closure of the Scarborough RT in 2023 means transit users are likely facing at least seven years on shuttle buses instead of the quicker light rail system they've been accustomed to since the mid-1980s.

Toronto unveils plan to lower COVID-19 rates, encourage vaccination among Black residents

The City of Toronto is taking additional steps to drive down COVID-19 infection rates and encourage vaccination among Black residents, a group that has disproportionately suffered during the pandemic.

Toronto to fund new mental health crisis teams to replace police during some 911 calls

A new city service employing crisis workers with expertise in mental health and de-escalation will replace Toronto police as the first responders for certain non-emergency 911 calls starting in 2022.

Toronto looks to extend COVID-19 bylaws, but plans for an eventual reopening are ramping up

Toronto is poised to extend a suite of bylaws introduced to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, though officials say plans are also underway for the city to eventually begin tiptoeing its way out of the pandemic shutdown.

Police release internal policy on body cameras as program begins wider rollout across Toronto

The Toronto Police Service on Friday released its internal guidelines on the use of body-worn cameras to the public, citing a desire to increase transparency and accountability as the program expands across the city.

John Tory's SmartTrack plan shrinks again as city prepares to debate line's future

A diminished version of John Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan, which has lost another two stations in its latest iteration, goes before the mayor’s executive committee for debate Wednesday.