Nicole Brockbank

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Nicole Brockbank is a reporter for CBC Toronto's Enterprise Unit. Fuelled by coffee, she digs up, researches and writes original investigative and feature stories.

Latest from Nicole Brockbank

Ontario man suing prison guard after alleged assault caught on camera in prison parking lot

Paul Saliba pushed for an internal investigation after a prison guard allegedly assaulted him in the parking lot of an Ontario prison. When that seemed to have no effect, he laid a private charge and now is pursuing a civil lawsuit.

Investigation into TCH's human resources practices flags employee 'distrust' but dismisses most complaints

Toronto Community Housing (TCH) released the findings of an 18-month long external investigation into the public housing agency’s human resources practices Thursday. 

Canada Post will replace 'targeted' community mailbox after 2nd break-in within a week, 3rd this year

A Mississauga small business owner is desperate for Canada Post to adopt “a better way” to deliver his company’s mail after his community mailbox was broken into for a third time.

Alek Minassian reveals details of Toronto van attack in video of police interview

Hours after his arrest, Alek Minassian told a Toronto police detective he communicated with two mass murderers motivated by incel ideology and said the massacres they carried out inspired him to use a rented van "as a weapon" on Yonge Street.

Toronto-born woman living in U.S. 'ecstatic' about voting in Canadian election for first time

So far more than 31,700 Canadians living abroad have registered to vote in next month’s federal election, including some expats who get to mark their first ballot in decades.

Toronto officer guilty of on-duty sex assault is force's 1st such conviction in 6 years

When Toronto police Sgt. Christopher Heard was found guilty yesterday it marked the first time in at least six years that sexual assault charges from Ontario's police watchdog led to a conviction against a Toronto cop.

Toronto police sergeant found guilty of sexual assault at re-trial

Toronto police Sgt. Christopher Heard has been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault Thursday, almost a year after a new trial was ordered in his case.
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Toronto businessman charged for not paying employees, owes $1.6M in wages, penalties

A Toronto businessman and his companies are now facing more than a dozen charges through the Employment Standards Act (ESA) for not complying with orders to pay roughly $1.4 million in employee wages and penalties.
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Ontario woman searching for missing mare after couple charged for allegedly selling her horses

A Collingwood, Ont., woman is searching for her missing mare after a couple who leased her two horses were charged with fraud and theft for allegedly selling the horses without her knowledge.
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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan had shares in company that runs controversial U.S. migrant detention centres

A few months after the Canada Pension Plan made headlines for investing in private U.S. prison companies that run immigration detention centes, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board bought shares in one of those same companies.

This woman lived on her own until 107; expert says care in community key to aging population

More than a dozen residents at a Chinese nursing home in Toronto are part of the fastest growing age group in Canada — people 100 years old and older.

Toronto police investigated whether Gay Village murder suspect had help from notorious killer Luka Magnotta

Investigators who probed the disappearances of three men from Toronto’s Gay Village explored the possibility that their main suspect had killed and cannibalized Skandaraj Navaratnam with the help of notorious killer Luka Magnotta, according to recently unsealed court documents.

311 complaints about short-term rentals have skyrocketed in Toronto

The Ice Condos tops the list of addresses with the most 311 complaints about short-term rentals in Toronto, according to eight years of data obtained by CBC News from the city.

Airbnbs have 'serious impact' on Toronto housing despite making up less than 1% of dwellings, expert says

Airbnb listings for entire homes in Toronto only make up as much as 0.8 per cent of all the city’s private dwellings, but one urban planning expert says that’s still enough of the market to have a “serious impact” on the affordability and availability of housing in Toronto.