Ramna Shahzad

Producer, CBC Toronto

Ramna Shahzad is a multi-media producer and reporter in the CBC Toronto newsroom. She began working at CBC News in 2015 as a Joan Donaldson Scholar. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, she now calls Toronto home and writes about everything from transit and city hall to baby animal births at the zoo

Latest from Ramna Shahzad


Playing ball, breaking barriers: GTA Muslim women's softball league growing in popularity

A softball league for women is hoping to promote the sport to an under-represented group - Muslim women. It's called the Sisterhood Softball League.

How Prologue to the Performing Arts breaks down barriers for students

The Prologue to the Performing Arts organization has a simple mission: to expose as many young students as possible across Ontario to the performing arts, no matter what community or neighbourhood they come from.
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Canadian chefs gear up for Bocuse d'Or – the Olympics of the culinary world

A team of chefs in Toronto has been bustling around a kitchen at George Brown College in preparation for the most prestigious international culinary competition in the world — Bocuse d’Or.
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Homestay: Documentary explores world of international students through VR

Filmmaker Paisley Smith uses virtual reality to tell the story Taro, a 17-year-old international student who took his own life while he was living with her family.
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Shedding light on the struggle for Tibetan independence ... one momo at a time

Tibetan community of Parkdale hopes to spark a conversation about the lives of Tibetans through a momo crawl along Queen Street West.

Police looking into past 'sudden deaths' in Bruce McArthur investigation

Toronto police detectives confirm that, aside from investigating hundreds of missing persons cases, they are also looking into any outstanding murders and "sudden death" occurrences that could be linked to Bruce McArthur over the years.

'It's insane out here': Canadians desperate to help relatives stranded in Dominica

Local families are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of their relatives stranded on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island of Dominica without enough food, water, power and no way of leaving.

'Doomed to fail': Toronto pot industry reacts to government's new framework

Local advocates and owners of marijuana stores are wasting no time decrying the Ontario government's announcement of a framework to manage the sale and use of marijuana.

Popular 2-hour TTC transfers for St. Clair will be cut thanks to new streetcar

A pilot project on the 512 St. Clair streetcar route, which allowed transit riders to hop on and off as many times as they wanted in a two-hour span on a single fare, has come to an end.

Toronto orchestra vocalists outraged by 'fat shaming' email from management

Performers who have worked with a Toronto orchestra are speaking out after they say they received an email asking vocalists who are not "physically fit and slim" to refrain from wearing "tight-fitting dresses."