Julia Knope

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Julia Knope is a digital reporter for CBC News Toronto. Have a news tip? Contact her at julia.knope@cbc.ca.

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Airbnb to ban local guests under the age of 25 from booking entire homes

Airbnb announced Wednesday afternoon that it will begin testing new regulations across Canada this month that will ban local guests under the age of 25 from booking entire homes.

'Being on the street is not easy': 3,000 survival kits distributed to city's homeless to provide winter relief

Around 3,000 survival kits were packaged on Saturday and delivered to Toronto's homeless population to help combat the harsh winter weather.

This man lost his wife and son in the Iran plane crash. Here's how he wants them to be remembered

Shahin Moghaddam mourns the loss of his wife, Shakiba Feghahati, and son, 10-year-old Rosstin, who died in the Iran plane crash.

'It is heart wrenching': Tears flow at vigil to honour GTA victims killed in Iran plane crash

Friends, family, city councillors and members of the community could not hold back tears during a candlelight vigil Thursday evening in honour of Toronto-area victims of the Iran plane crash that killed all 176 people on board.

What we know about Iran plane crash victims who called Toronto home

Parents with young children, university students and professionals from across the Greater Toronto Area were among the 176 victims of an ill-fated Ukrainian airliner that was downed in Tehran on Jan. 8.

Study finds 'elevated' levels of air pollutants in Toronto's subway system

Toronto's medical officer of health says a study found elevated levels of air pollutants in the subway system, but the city is still urging Torontonians to continue using the TTC.

OSSTF's 2nd day of strikes will close many public high schools on Wednesday

Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) announced they will go ahead with a second one-day school strike Wednesday since no deal has been reached between the union and the government. 

Female authors, Canadian titles dominate Toronto Public Library's top 10 books of 2019

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) says local readers made two things clear this year — they wanted to read female authors and Canadian literature. 

'I feel the loss': After 47 years in business, customers bid farewell to Yitz's deli

After 47 years in business, Yitz's deli in midtown Toronto has closed its doors for good.

Here's how Torontonians are weathering today's storm

Despite the snow and freezing rain that have been clogging the city's streets and forcing most people to stay indoors, many people are out enjoying the city.

'The HIV epidemic isn't over': 2nd of its kind HIV pharmacy opens in Toronto

An independent HIV specialty pharmacy opened its second location in Toronto, where anyone can go to get tested for free and fill prescriptions.

Ontario green lights use of photo radar in municipalities to crack down on speeding

The Ontario government will allow municipalities to enforce speed limits in school and community safety zones through the use of photo radar starting on Sunday.

Family of van attack victim turns tragedy into 'positive story' through women's shelter

Relatives of Anne Marie D'Amico, a victim of last year's deadly van attack, are using a new space to change her death into a "positive story" — one that helps other women. 

Over a week after the Gosford Blvd. fire, fate of displaced residents still unclear

In the same week Abu Edun was forced out of his apartment by a blaze that wreaked havoc on his North York building, he had a heart attack. 

Youngest vendor at One Of A Kind show turns her doodles into fashion

When it comes to both her age and her merchandise, Leeloo Monleon isn't your average vendor at the winter 2019 One Of A Kind trade show.