Nick Boisvert

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Nick Boisvert is a reporter based in Toronto with an interest in politics, civic issues and the environment. Outside work, Nick enjoys cooking, following the NBA and listing things in threes. You can reach him at

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Toronto city council votes against cut to police budget, for body-worn cameras by 2021

Toronto city council has voted in favour of a series of reforms that could alter the future of policing in the city, including the creation of a non-police response team for mental health calls, but the changes do not include a targeted reduction of the policing budget.

Toronto Mayor John Tory calling for police reform in bid to 'stamp out systemic racism'

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling for numerous changes to the city’s policing system, including the creation of a new non-police response team for calls that do not involve weapons or violence.

Ontario reveals new 'back to basics' elementary math curriculum

Ontario has unveiled its new “back to basics” elementary math curriculum, which includes new sections on financial literacy and coding.

'A fighter, a dreamer': Egyptian LGTBTQ activist Sarah Hegazi remembered with love at funeral

Sarah Hegazi, the Egyptian activist who inspired people around the world by defying her country’s strict anti-gay establishment, was remembered as a hero during her funeral in Toronto on Monday.

LGBTQ activist Sarah Hegazi, exiled in Canada after torture in Egypt, dead at 30

A prominent LGBTQ activist who sought asylum in Canada after being arrested and tortured in her native Egypt has died, leaving behind unfulfilled dreams of liberating other people targeted for their sexual orientation and political beliefs.

Toronto to make face coverings mandatory on public transit, will hand out 1M masks to riders

Toronto plans to make face coverings mandatory on its public transit system, a rule that could go into effect starting July 2.

Toronto Board of Health declares anti-Black racism a public health crisis

The Toronto Board of Health voted unanimously on Monday to declare anti-Black racism a public health crisis.

Tory calls on employers to embrace work from home 'until September at the earliest'

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling on the city’s employers to continue work from home initiatives until at least September, a plan that many major companies and organizations have already agreed on.

Toronto to expand cycling network by 25 km in bid to ensure physical distancing amid COVID-19

Toronto city council has approved a 25 kilometre expansion of the city's cycling network, much of which is expected to be ready for riders at some point this summer.

Ontario long-term care homes in scathing report could face charges, says Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province has launched an investigation that could lead to criminal charges against five long-term care homes rocked by COVID-19.

Public transit will be critical to Toronto's COVID-19 recovery, but will it be safe for riders?

Getting people safely back onto public transit looms as a daunting challenge in the coming weeks, and failing to do so could stifle Ontario’s chances at a swift economic recovery, experts warn.

Homicide at Toronto massage parlour was an act of incel terrorism, police say

Police say the killing of a woman at a Toronto massage parlour in February was an act of terrorism carried out by a 17-year-old who identified as an involuntary celibate, also known as an incel.

Why 'No Mow May' could be a boon for Toronto's bumble bee populations

Like the hair on our heads during coronavirus lockdowns, conservationists are encouraging people to let their lawns grow a little wilder than usual this month.

TTC facing $92M monthly shortfall, plummeting ridership due to COVID-19

The TTC is confronting a nearly nine-figure loss in monthly revenue caused by the dramatic collapse in ridership during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 forces Canadian National Exhibition to cancel 2020 fair

The cancellation of the annual summer event marks the first time since the Second World War that Canada's largest fair will not be held.