John Rieti

John Rieti is the senior producer of digital at CBC Toronto. Born and raised in Newfoundland, John has worked in CBC newsrooms across the country. In Toronto, he's covered everything from the Blue Jays to Toronto city hall. Outside of work, catch him cycling in search of the city's best coffee.

Latest from John Rieti

Thanks and congratulations pour in for Matt Galloway, Toronto's 'incredible' Metro Morning host

Many Torontonians count Metro Morning's host as a friend, even if they’ve never met him. Now, they're saying congratulations and thank you after CBC Radio announced he is moving to The Current.

Toronto spending between $37-$89K per vehicle more than other cities on new street sweepers

Toronto is spending tens of thousands of dollars more than other cities, including Hamilton, on its new fleet of street sweepers. It's "way too much," a source told CBC Toronto.

Toronto's street sweeper fleet is struggling, but still has plenty to clean

Toronto's streets are dirty enough that the city's depleted sweepers are still picking up nearly as much waste as the year they were put into service.

Toronto's streets are getting dirtier, and the city doesn't have the sweepers to keep up

The City of Toronto is struggling to clean its expressways and local roads due to ongoing maintenance issues with its fleet of aging street sweepers, leaving residents breathing in dirtier air and more road waste flowing into Lake Ontario.

Province reveals its Toronto transit priorities, sparking concern at city hall

New letters from Doug Ford’s government say it wants to speed up the takeover of Toronto’s transit system and envisions major changes to future expansions like the Scarborough subway and relief line.

Actor Boyd Banks sorry for licking CBC reporter on live TV, says there's 'no excuse' for his actions

A Canadian actor and comedian has apologized after kissing and licking a CBC Toronto reporter during a live on-air report in an incident the CBC is condemning as "unacceptable."

Drake made '6ix' a thing in Toronto, but he just lost his bid to trademark it

Drake doesn't own the 6ix — at least, he doesn’t own that trademark after a decision from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

Ford government wants public feedback on private, corner store alcohol sales

The Ontario government is asking for public feedback on the idea of letting private companies and corner stores sell alcohol.

Toronto police investigating 2 more incidents at scandal-shaken St. Michael's College school

St. Michael's College School cancelled its football and basketball programs after hearing about "troubling" incidents beyond those first reported in November, including some police were told about, the interim president of the prestigious Toronto private school said Thursday.

Ford's pro-business bill puts the Greenbelt at risk, Green Party says

The leader of Ontario's Green Party says Doug Ford’s latest "open for business" rules put the Greenbelt at risk.

More pedestrians struck and killed in 2018 than last year

Toronto police say more pedestrians have been killed in tragic, preventable incidents in 2018 than last year.

Ontario's auditor to weigh in on controversial GO Transit stops in Vaughan, Toronto

Ontario's auditor general has some tough questions for Metrolinx surrounding its approval of two controversial GO Transit stations, and whether or not it's delivering its project in a cost-efficent and timely manner.

Hate crimes reached all-time high in 2017, Statistics Canada says

The number of police-reported hate crimes reached an all-time high in 2017, largely driven by incidents targeting Muslim, Jewish and black people, according to newly released Statistics Canada data.
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Newfoundlander and Holocaust survivors' son reunite in Toronto

The hug was decades in the making. On Sunday, Newfoundlander Ernest Condon embraced the son of his longtime friends, Lewis and Grunia Ferman — Jewish resistance fighters who survived the Holocaust and sought refuge in St. John's.

Ford government backtracks on some cuts affecting Ontario francophones

After a backlash, Premier Doug Ford's government announced Friday afternoon it will take a number of steps to bolster the French language in Ontario, although it's still cutting funding for a French language university.