Shannon Martin

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Shannon is an award-winning reporter with CBC Toronto. She was part of the core team that launched "No Fixed Address", a hugely popular series on millenials renting and buying in Toronto. In 2016, Shannon hosted a special live broadcast on-air and on Facebook simultaneously from Toronto Pride, which won top honours in the Digital category at the RTDNA awards. Contact Shannon: shannon.martin@cbc.ca or find her on Instagram at @ShannonMartinTV.

Latest from Shannon Martin

Toque Tuesday tackles homelessness in Toronto

It’s Toque Tuesday in Toronto, something Mayor John Tory is expected to proclaim outside City Hall at 10:30 a.m. The day is dedicated to helping the estimated 235,000 Canadians who experience homelessness every year.

First of its kind mental health app for police officers launches in Halton Region

A new app for Halton Region Police Service members includes contacts, mental health tips, and details a number of common issues from anger to alcohol abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.

'The entire sky is grieving': 5 tributes paid to the victims of the Iran air disaster

From dozens of candles and photos, handwritten notes and poetry to Persian desserts, and a tiny pair of Minnie Mouse shoes, the ever growing memorial at Mel Lastman Square is emotional, touching, and devastating.

Could algae be a secret weapon in the climate change crisis? This man says yes

For about a year, an Ontario-based clean-technology company has been running a demonstration algae plant out of the sprawling St. Marys Cement factory site. Its founder believes algae can play a key role in reducing carbon emissions.

'New Mom Project' offers free baby gear, friendship

Toronto mom and nurse Gwen Broda started The New Mom Project out of her North York living room in 2014. Almost six years later, she now runs an 800-square foot donation centre and has helped more than 1,000 families.

Program offers opportunity to get into Toronto's booming construction industry

Toronto’s construction industry desperately needs skilled workers as hundreds in Ontario retire every year, according to the president of the Toronto's carpenters' union. The College of Carpenters and Allied Trades is hoping to fill the gap with its pre-apprenticeship program.

'It changed my life': New pilot project tests health benefits of social prescribing

For years, doctors have encouraged patients, especially those struggling with loneliness and isolation, to exercise, eat better and socialize. But actually handing out "social prescriptions" may provide the gentle nudge some need to take action on their health.

10 years after Christmas Eve swing stage collapse killed 4, workers still not safe enough, expert says

A Toronto health and safety consultant says a lot has changed in the industry since 2009, from better training for workers to stiffer fines for employers, but she feels there's still a long way to go.

Girl, 5, doing well after pricking herself with discarded needles

A senior kindergarten student who pricked herself with discarded needles has completed preventative medical treatment and is doing well. Toronto Public Health says getting infected by discarded needles is "extremely unlikely" but it's still important to talk to kids about needle safety.

'It's disappointment in a basket': Toronto gift company delivers spoiled fruit, dead flowers

Customers of a Toronto gift basket company are warning other consumers after their orders arrived late, and were filled with rotten food or dead plants. The company's website shows glowing reviews, and it gets four stars on Google, but other review sites warn of terrible customer service and no refunds.

Frustrated TD Bank customer stunned after service rep bites back online

What started as several frustrating phone calls to TD Bank’s customer service line, ended with some surprising online payback for a small business owner, who says a bank employee posted a negative review of his business.

A lot of people 'getting ripped off' by gift card scammers, victims and experts warn

When a recently married Whitby, Ont., couple tried to spend a $100 gift card they were given as a wedding present, they were shocked to learn the balance was zero. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says it is aware of organized retail fraud, but doesn’t track how often it’s happening.

Vaping is illegal for under-19s in Ontario, so why are so many able to buy products?

For the first time, Ontario elementary school students will learn about the dangers of vaping as early as Grade 3 as part of the revised health and physical education curriculum. Parents, meanwhile, are dealing with the fact young people are getting their hands on vapour products despite being under the legal age.

OPP stepping up patrols on the water this long weekend after recent boating deaths

Ontario Provincial Police are beefing up boat patrols across the province this last long weekend of the summer, after several recent boating deaths. Eleven people have died on the water so far this year. Eight were not wearing their life jackets properly, if at all.

North York homeowner pleading with city to stop being an awful neighbour

Imagine having a nightmare of a neighbour who lets their grass grow for months at a time. You could report them to the city by calling 311 and a bylaw officer might slap them with a fine. But what do you do if the property is owned by the City of Toronto itself?

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