Julia Whalen

Associate Producer, CBC Toronto

Julia has been working in journalism since 2012 — first as a newspaper reporter in Moncton, before making the move to Toronto to work for CBC. She's particularly interested in social issues, health and the creative community, and is a proud Maritimer and dedicated fundraiser for type 1 diabetes research.

Latest from Julia Whalen

TIFF 2018

Scarborough talent is centre stage at TIFF this year

From co-hosting a television series on TVO to walking the red carpet at TIFF, Lamar Johnson's star power is only getting bigger. The Scarborough native is in one of the festival's most anticipated films this year, and he was named one of TIFF's 2018 Rising Stars.

More rain, thunderstorms in store for Toronto area

Toronto is bracing for more rain. Environment Canada is forecasting showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with as much as 35 millimetres of rain by midnight.

Have you seen Toby? 7-year-old Shih Tzu stolen in Scarborough

A Toronto-based dog rescue group is asking for help finding Toby, a seven-year-old Shih Tzu mix stolen by a woman posing as a rescue volunteer over the weekend.
Start-Up City

This celebrity ghostwriter turns 'shy girls into fly girls' with her mentorship program

Pauleanna Reid describes herself as a millennial business owner who fought for her dreams and won.
Start-Up City

How a yellow Lab named Bo inspired his owner to bring veterinary care online

Emma Harris is the founder and CEO of Healthy Pets, a start-up that enables pet owners to connect with veterinarians through video chat.
Start-Up City

She's not only an accountant but a model, and she's shining a light on plus-size fashion

Josiane Laure Modjom spent years overcoming self-confidence issues relating to her figure. Now, she wants to help other women embrace their bodies.
Start-Up City

This man started a magazine while living in a Toronto homeless shelter

Joel Zola founded quarterly magazine Street Voices in 2014 in an effort to empower marginalized voices.
Start-Up City

Growing food with fish poop: how these 'farmers of the future' are feeding Toronto

Brandon Hebor and Steven Bourne are the co-founders of Ripple Farms, a Toronto start-up aiming to to tackle food insecurity in the city.

2 men arrested in connection with Cabbagetown car vandalism

Toronto police have charged two men in connection with a recent spate of car vandalism in Cabbagetown.

No smoke alarms in Oshawa house blaze that killed 4, fire investigator says

Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal has determined there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa multi-resident dwelling that caught fire Monday, killing four people, including a mother and her two children.

Police arrest 2 people in connection with Regent Park shooting

Toronto police have arrested and charged two people in connection with a shooting in the Regent Park area last week that was captured by security cameras.

City says Moss Park Armoury to open Monday as winter respite centre

The federal government has accepted the city's request to temporarily make the Moss Park Armoury a winter respite centre, providing up to 100 new spaces for the city's homeless.

Driver arrested with blood-alcohol level 4 times over legal limit, York police say

A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of a man who York Regional Police say was driving with a blood alcohol level almost four times over the legal limit — and it was all captured on camera.

'An emotional day': former naval operator accepts Trudeau's apology to LGBT Canadians

A former naval operator with the Canadian Armed Forces says he welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apology to LGBT Canadians, 27 years after he was investigated for his sexual orientation and eventually discharged.

Finding work 'without fear': Transgender job fair goes ahead amid claims of racism

A Toronto job fair aimed at helping transgender people find work went ahead as scheduled Monday, amid charges by critics that the event was racist and "inherently violent" because Canadian Armed Forces recruiters were invited.