CBC Toronto takes top awards at Canadian RTDNA's

The CBC Toronto team is pleased to announce it has won three Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards.

CBC Toronto's digital and radio coverage won three of the competition's top awards

Some of the RTDNA award winners from the CBC Toronto team including (left to right) Nicole Brockbank, Lakshine Sathiyanathan, John Rieti, and Mary Wiens. (Marie Caloz/CBC)

CBC Toronto took home three top awards for digital and radio coverage at the Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards show Saturday afternoon. 

CBC Toronto's Facebook live during the 2016 Pride Parade won the Gord Sinclair Award for the best live special event. 

This title is awarded to a live segment that displays excellent coverage of a special event outside of a regularly scheduled newscast. 

The Facebook live swept the title on the digital side in the central region category. 

CBC Toronto's coverage of the death of Rob Ford won the Charlie Edwards Award for best spot news in a digital format. 

This regional award is given to the station that shows the most enterprise and creativity in reporting a major breaking news event.

The final win went to CBC's Metro Morning for its radio documentary, "Letters to Mohammed."

It won the Dick Smyth Creative Use of Sound award in the central region category. 

This title is given to the radio station which uses sound in an outstanding and creative way to tell a single news story or feature. 

CBC Toronto was also nominated for its coverage of the Jian Ghomeshi trial.

Here are CBC's other Ontario winners:

  • CBC Hamilton - Continuing coverage, radio - Tim Bosma Murder Trial Coverage.
  • CBC Sudbury – Continuing coverage, radio – Fight to save local schools.
  • CBC Thunder Bay – Digital media award – Deep Water.
  • CBC Thunder Bay – In-depth or investigative, multiplatform – Deep Water.
  • CBC Thunder Bay – Short feature (Dave Rogers award), radio – A Promise Kept.
  • CBC Thunder Bay – Sports feature reporting, radio – Drunkinental Cup.
  • CBC Windsor – Radio newscast (Byron MacGregor), radio – Tornados Land.