Shannon Martin

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Shannon is an award-winning reporter with CBC Toronto. She was part of the core team that launched "No Fixed Address", a hugely popular series on millenials renting and buying in Toronto. In 2016, Shannon hosted a special live broadcast on-air and on Facebook simultaneously from Toronto Pride, which won top honours in the Digital category at the RTDNA awards. Contact Shannon: shannon.martin@cbc.ca or find her on Instagram at @ShannonMartinTV.

Latest from Shannon Martin

Toronto man celebrates 100th birthday by doing what he says keeps him young: dancing

If you've ever wondered the secret to staying young, Harry Mitchell may be onto something. He's celebrating his 100th birthday today. He's survived cancer, a terrible accident, and COVID-19. He says his love for dancing has put him back on his feet through the tough times.
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Thorncliffe Park residents wage fierce fight against Metrolinx rail yard plan

A group of residents in Thorncliffe Park is calling on Premier Doug Ford to intervene and help them stop Metrolinx from building a new railyard in the community. Roughly the size of 24 soccer fields, some community members say the space could be better used to benefit the people who live there.

Toque Tuesday tackles homelessness in Toronto

It’s Toque Tuesday in Toronto, something Mayor John Tory is expected to proclaim outside City Hall at 10:30 a.m. The day is dedicated to helping the estimated 235,000 Canadians who experience homelessness every year.

First of its kind mental health app for police officers launches in Halton Region

A new app for Halton Region Police Service members includes contacts, mental health tips, and details a number of common issues from anger to alcohol abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.

'The entire sky is grieving': 5 tributes paid to the victims of the Iran air disaster

From dozens of candles and photos, handwritten notes and poetry to Persian desserts, and a tiny pair of Minnie Mouse shoes, the ever growing memorial at Mel Lastman Square is emotional, touching, and devastating.

Could algae be a secret weapon in the climate change crisis? This man says yes

For about a year, an Ontario-based clean-technology company has been running a demonstration algae plant out of the sprawling St. Marys Cement factory site. Its founder believes algae can play a key role in reducing carbon emissions.

'New Mom Project' offers free baby gear, friendship

Toronto mom and nurse Gwen Broda started The New Mom Project out of her North York living room in 2014. Almost six years later, she now runs an 800-square foot donation centre and has helped more than 1,000 families.

Program offers opportunity to get into Toronto's booming construction industry

Toronto’s construction industry desperately needs skilled workers as hundreds in Ontario retire every year, according to the president of the Toronto's carpenters' union. The College of Carpenters and Allied Trades is hoping to fill the gap with its pre-apprenticeship program.

'It changed my life': New pilot project tests health benefits of social prescribing

For years, doctors have encouraged patients, especially those struggling with loneliness and isolation, to exercise, eat better and socialize. But actually handing out "social prescriptions" may provide the gentle nudge some need to take action on their health.

10 years after Christmas Eve swing stage collapse killed 4, workers still not safe enough, expert says

A Toronto health and safety consultant says a lot has changed in the industry since 2009, from better training for workers to stiffer fines for employers, but she feels there's still a long way to go.

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