Ryan Patrick Jones

Reporter

Ryan is a reporter with CBC Toronto. He has also worked for CBC in Vancouver, Yellowknife and Ottawa, filing for web, radio and TV. You can reach him by email at ryan.jones@cbc.ca.

Latest from Ryan Patrick Jones

Prominent developer family linked to more Greenbelt properties slated for housing

Days after reporting a family of prominent Ontario developers are primary owners of protected Greenbelt land that could soon be opened for housing development, CBC Toronto has linked additional properties to the De Gasperis family.

Wealthy Ontario developer close to winning long battle to build homes on protected Greenbelt

Silvio De Gasperis of the Tacc Group was prevented from building homes on farmland in the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve in Pickering, Ont., when it was included in the Greenbelt in 2005. Now, the Ford government is proposing to open the land for housing development.

Who are the GTA developers set to benefit from Ford government's Greenbelt land swap?

Several well-established developers are among the owners of land the Ford government is proposing to open up for development in the protected Greenbelt in the Greater Toronto Area, a CBC Toronto analysis of dozens of land registry and corporate records has found.

Ontario education workers will be off the job Monday no matter what labour board rules: CUPE

Ontario education workers will be off the job on Monday and in the days following even if an Ontario labour board determines their strike is illegal, a spokesperson for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) confirmed to CBC News.

Parents with children waiting for non-urgent surgery at SickKids left with few options

Parents of children who've been waiting years for routine, non-urgent surgery at SickKids to correct a birth defect say they have few options. Either they keep waiting or leave the country as the hospital struggles to reduce a growing surgical backlog.

As SickKids surgical backlog grows, family waits 3 years for crucial procedure

This week, three-year-old George, son of Stefanos Michelis and Peggy Karagianis, was given a January 2023 date for non-urgent surgery to repair a birth defect — three years after his initial diagnosis.

Toronto city council will be more diverse when councillors are sworn in. Here are the new faces

Seven candidates were elected for the first time in Monday's municipal election, while another two former councillors were voted in after taking a term off.
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Voters gave John Tory 4 more years. Here are 3 issues he'll be focused on

John Tory was elected for a third term as Toronto mayor on Monday. Here are three issues that will be at the top of the city's agenda for the next four years.

The police budget is one of Toronto's largest expenses. Here's what you need to know about it

Few financial issues in Toronto have received as much attention in recent years as the amount of money the city spends on policing.

Why some Toronto council hopefuls face an uphill battle, even though they're running in open wards

Open council races are supposed to be among the most competitive because there's no incumbent advantage, but experts say the name recognition and campaign experience that come from previous runs for political office — successful or not — gives certain candidates better odds of winning.

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