Philip Lee-Shanok

Senior Reporter, CBC Toronto

From small town Ontario to Washington D.C., Philip has covered stories big and small. An award-winning reporter with more than two decades of experience in Ontario and Alberta, he's now a Senior Reporter for CBC Toronto on television, radio and online. He is also a National Reporter for The World This Weekend on Radio One. Follow him on Twitter @CBCPLS.

Latest from Philip Lee-Shanok

Metrolinx on collision course with residents, council over building part of Ontario Line above ground

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster says the cost of a tunnel beneath Leslieville is prohibitive and more disruptive. Residents and their local councillor say building transit mega-projects the right way will protect the health and safety of communities.

New construction association takes aim at anti-Black racism in the industry

In the wake of hate-motivated incidents at Toronto building sites, a group will confront systemic racism in Canada's multi-billion dollar construction industry.

How the home reno boom could help fill in the 'missing middle' in Toronto's housing stock

Affordable housing advocates are watching closely as many homeowners in Toronto are renovating their post-war bungalows to add more space. They're wondering if the city can harness the reno boom to add more density and revitalize those single-family neighbourhoods.

Harry Brown: Toronto basketball legend and inspiring pioneer remembered

Harry Brown was part of the rich history of Toronto basketball: growing from grassroots to pro hoops. Brown is credited with inspiring generations of Toronto’s basketball community.

Unionville sushi bar accuses DoorDash of keeping its cash, rejects app's allegations of 'fraudulent activity'

A Unionville sushi bar is denying allegations of "fraudulent activity" from DoorDash, after the company that runs the food delivery app suspended the restaurant's account and withheld $67,000. The company says it detected what it considers a suspiciously sharp rise in orders over a short period of time -- many exceeding $400.

Canadians struggle to return from U.K. after unexpected COVID-19 flight cancellations

Canadians stranded in the United Kingdom are facing uncertainty around how or when they will be able to get home, and in some cases, where they will stay while waiting out the travel ban.

Huge Metrolinx expansion spells big trouble for Small's Creek, local residents fear

Residents in the area of Woodbine and Danforth avenues are worried that hundreds of trees will be clear cut, ravine pathways will be lost and a tranquil creek destroyed when Metrolinx widens a rail corridor through their community. And they say, answers are difficult to get.

Residents fear 'canyon of condos' on Kingston Road but planners say more density needed

As the pace of development along Kingston Road in the city's east end intensifies, people who live in communities along the old Highway 2 worry it will become a "canyon of condos" and spoil existing neighbourhoods.

Small businesses welcome new federal rent relief as lockdown looms, but it's too late for some

While help is on the way for small businesses in the the form of a revamped rent subsidy focused on tenants, it's too late for business owners who got evicted when a provincial moratorium ended at the end of October.

Indigenous crisis teams to replace police on mental health checks in Scarborough pilot project

Indigenous-led crisis response teams will do mental health calls and wellness checks instead of police officers as part of a new pilot project in the works in Scarborough.

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