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: or find her on Instagram at @ShannonMartinTV.

Latest from Shannon Martin

'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?

Part of the Danforth getting temporary makeover this weekend

One block of the Danforth to be temporarily transformed this weekend, showcasing a number of street safety measures that are part of the city’s Vision Zero plan.

'This is the one way we can actually fight back': More tenants in Parkdale stage rent strike

A group of tenants in Parkdale say their landlord, Nuspor Investments, has left them no choice but to stage a rent strike. More than 50 residents at 1251 King St. W. are withholding their rent cheques for this month, following in the footsteps of hundreds of their neighbours.

Little Leafs fan fundraises to help pay for life-changing surgery to walk on his own

One week before a little boy from Brooklin, Ont. was scheduled for surgery in the United States to help treat a rare form of cerebral palsy, his family found out the province planned to bring the procedure back to Toronto, after cancelling it decades ago.

'It's time to get more adventurous': Ditch winter for these dreamy destinations

Between the minus double digit deep freeze and seemingly endless cycle of snow, some of us may be more than ready to ditch the hot chocolate and parkas for Mai Tais and swim trunks. CBC Toronto talks with local travel experts to get their best picks this winter.

A year of living precariously: Toronto's rental struggles define 2017

Real estate watchers blamed this year's skyrocketing rent on a perfect storm: would-be first-time home buyers unable to break into the ownership market, forcing them to rent longer and leading to record-low vacancy and rising rent. Here's a look back on our coverage, plus a look ahead at 2018.

Jury finds Millard and Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Laura Babcock

A jury has found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock.

Judge refuses Dellen Millard's request for mistrial at Laura Babcock murder trial

A judge swiftly quashed co-accused Dellen Millard's call for a mistrial at the Laura Babcock murder trial, where he is acting as his own lawyer.

Jury at Laura Babcock trial now deliberating on a verdict

After seven weeks of testimony, and a marathon three-day judge's charge, the fates of accused killers Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are now in the hands of the jury in Toronto. Both men have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

What the jury didn't hear at the Laura Babcock murder trial

As the jury at the Laura Babcock murder trial deliberates behind closed doors, CBC News can now reveal some of the things jurors didn't hear during the weeks-long trial in Toronto.