Natalie Nanowski

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Natalie is a storyteller who spent the last few years in Montreal covering everything from politics to corruption and student protests. Now that she’s back in her hometown of Toronto, she is eagerly rediscovering what makes this city tick, and has a personal interest in real estate and investigative journalism. When she’s not reporting you can find her at a yoga studio or exploring Queen St. Contact Natalie:

Latest from Natalie Nanowski

Metrolinx pushing suicide prevention plan after 14 deaths this year

Suicide is a difficult topic to talk about, but it’s one Metrolinx wants to bring to the forefront after deaths along its tracks have already surpassed yearly levels. The GTA's regional transit agency wants everyone to know that it has a system in place to help those in distress. 

Students' rocket dreams grounded by Ryerson University

There's an 11 foot rocket in pieces on a table inside a cluttered basement lab at Ryerson University. Holding a piece in hand, Balin Moher explains how he wanted to build a liquid engine that would fit inside a similar rocket, but the university won't let him do it.

Kitchen reno turns into nightmare after contractor disappears with money

Instead of getting her dream kitchen months ago, Delia Cole has been living with plastered walls and exposed ducts because her contractor ran off with $15,000 - the entire cost of her new kitchen.

You'll soon be able to pay your property taxes with Bitcoin in Richmond Hill

If you live in Richmond Hill, you’ll soon be able to pay your property taxes with Bitcoin. 

Toronto marina installs experimental floating garbage cans to keep water clean

It’s usually easy to find coffee cups, cigarette butts or plastic bottles floating along Canadian shorelines, but at Toronto’s Outer Harbour Marina those sightings are rare, thanks to some newly installed floating garbage cans.

Audiences rush to secure Hamilton tickets before hit musical premiers in Toronto

Mirvish Productions subscriptions have sold out in record time as eager theatre lovers rush to secure tickets for Hamilton, the award-winning Broadway musical.

If you think Toronto's beaches are filthy — think again

Contaminated beaches are a thing of the past. Toronto has some of the cleanest beaches in the world and they're tested daily, experts say.  

New Toronto play features actors speaking 8 languages. But don't worry, you'll understand

All of the actors in In Sundry Languages are immigrants and on stage they often speak in different languages to each other. Yet with the help of their gestures, the audience is able to figure out what's going on, and share a laugh or even a cry. 

City of Mississauga rejects calls for crossing guard at area elementary school, parents say

Parents at Tecumseh Public School in Mississauga say they're worried for their children's safety because the city has rejected their calls for a crossing guard for the third time. But the city has told CBC Toronto the matter is under review.

'I've been just so upset': Meet some of the students affected by OSAP cuts

From taking fewer courses, to finding a part-time job or even postponing their final year, post-secondary students are trying to figure out how their new OSAP funding will cover their expenses. 

Job cuts could affect arts programs at Central Tech, staff warns

On any given day, Adam Brockie is loading a kiln, mixing chemicals and maintaining Central Technical School’s bronze foundry. A few weeks ago he got a notice saying his job is in jeopardy and now there’s concern that without him the school’s art programs won’t be able to run.

Home runs put condo dwellers at risk, but baseball players say they warned city years ago

It was late Friday afternoon when Jen Fitzgerald found out that her recreational baseball league wasn’t going to be able to play on the MacGregor Park diamond as it has every Saturday for nearly a decade. The reason, a newly built condominium was getting hit with baseballs.

Rain-soaked spring leaves Toronto's rec fields and diamonds too drenched to play on

Walking along the damp muddy grass in Riverdale Park, Rolston Miller describes the sound the ground is making as "the squishy marshmallow". The four baseball diamonds on the park's west side are closed because the outfields are too wet to play on. 

'I'm out around $3K': Drivers surprised by licence suspension for 30-year-old traffic tickets

Truck driver Garry Prentice doesn’t remember running a red light in Toronto 30 years ago, but the Toronto Courts definitely do. He’s one of two people who’ve had their licences suspended because of an unpaid traffic ticket from the 1980s.

Lessons learned: Ward's Island residents get ready for possible flooding

There are massive sandbags lining the shore, the ground is cold and soaked, and there’s already five centimetres of water in his crawl space, but Mike French, who has lived there for a decade, doesn’t seem worried that Ward’s Island could flood all over again.