Ramna Shahzad

Producer, CBC Toronto

Ramna Shahzad is a multi-media producer and reporter in the CBC Toronto newsroom. She began working at CBC News in 2015 as a Joan Donaldson Scholar. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, she now calls Toronto home and writes about everything from transit and city hall to baby animal births at the zoo

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OUR TORONTO

Playing ball, breaking barriers: GTA Muslim women's softball league growing in popularity

A softball league for women is hoping to promote the sport to an under-represented group - Muslim women. It's called the Sisterhood Softball League.
OUR TORONTO

How Prologue to the Performing Arts breaks down barriers for students

The Prologue to the Performing Arts organization has a simple mission: to expose as many young students as possible across Ontario to the performing arts, no matter what community or neighbourhood they come from.
Our Toronto

Canadian chefs gear up for Bocuse d'Or – the Olympics of the culinary world

A team of chefs in Toronto has been bustling around a kitchen at George Brown College in preparation for the most prestigious international culinary competition in the world — Bocuse d’Or.
Our Toronto

Homestay: Documentary explores world of international students through VR

Filmmaker Paisley Smith uses virtual reality to tell the story Taro, a 17-year-old international student who took his own life while he was living with her family.
Our Toronto

Shedding light on the struggle for Tibetan independence ... one momo at a time

Tibetan community of Parkdale hopes to spark a conversation about the lives of Tibetans through a momo crawl along Queen Street West.
Video

Watch this raccoon get inside a raccoon-proof green bin in less than 30 seconds

A video of a raccoon getting inside of a raccoon-resistant green bin in less than 30 seconds is all the proof Toronto needs that this is a raccoons' city — we humans are all just living in it.

The Meadoway: 16 km stretch of urban park will connect downtown to Scarborough

A 16-km long stretch of land is being transformed into a large urban park in Scarborough called The Meadoway.

Police looking into past 'sudden deaths' in Bruce McArthur investigation

Toronto police detectives confirm that, aside from investigating hundreds of missing persons cases, they are also looking into any outstanding murders and "sudden death" occurrences that could be linked to Bruce McArthur over the years.

Milton mom given 25 handmade hijabi dolls by mystery donor

When Sheza Hasan came home earlier this week, she was surprised to find a mysterious box had been left on her front porch. When she opened it up, she found 25 handmade dolls made of fabric and sporting a variety of colourful outfits.

'It's insane out here': Canadians desperate to help relatives stranded in Dominica

Local families are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of their relatives stranded on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island of Dominica without enough food, water, power and no way of leaving.

City recommends endorsing Ontario's pot plan but wants province to commit to funding

A report from the executive director of city's municipal licensing and standards recommends that city council endorse the province's framework on pot legalization though it outlines several concerns the city has.

Jann Arden offers $500 to help find deaf, partially blind stolen Pomeranian

On Friday, singer-songwriter Jann Arden tweeted that she would add $500 to the reward offered for the dog's safe return in addition to the $200 offered by the dog's owners.

Tory checks in on Toronto Islands, encourages Torontonians to visit this weekend

Mayor John Tory checked in with island residents Thursday morning and issued an "enthusiastic invitation" to the rest of the city to visit the Toronto Islands this weekend.

Regulate U of T fraternity, sorority houses as multi-tenant properties, neighbours tell city

Neighbours who are sick of the noise and garbage coming from University of Toronto fraternity and sorority houses are demanding that the city regulate them as multi-tenant properties, and their local councillor is echoing their concerns.

Durham teachers want more special needs support, say violence rising in elementary schools

A Toronto-area teachers union has launched a campaign seeking more classroom support for special needs students after members say they've witnessed an increase in violent incidents and the need for teachers to wear protective gear.