Taylor Simmons

Associate Producer, CBC Toronto

Taylor Simmons works in all areas of the CBC Toronto newsroom, from writing for the website to producing TV and radio stories. Taylor grew up in Mississauga, Ont. and studied journalism at Western University. You can reach her at taylor.simmons@cbc.ca.

Latest from Taylor Simmons

Garbage, recycling in the same truck? Why it happens, and why some say it's concerning

Diana Vela saw waste collectors from GFL International Inc. (GFL) throwing both garbage and recycling into the same compartment of a truck earlier this month, but according to the company, the workers did nothing wrong.

Flying Eye Hospital touches down in Toronto to celebrate Canadian workers

Orbis International's Flying Eye Hospital visited Toronto June 9 to 11. It hadn't been to the country in almost 10 years, but it made the stop to be a part of Orbis’ annual fundraiser, the Plane Pull for Sight, to raise awareness of their programs and to thank its Canadian staff and volunteers.

Province looking into making plastics, packaging producers run the recycling system

Producers of plastic and packaging products could be on the hook for Ontario’s entire recycling bill, as the province looks to shift management of the blue bin system. Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips announced Friday the province would look into the move to reduce plastic waste.

She the North? Athletes, coaches make case for a Toronto WNBA team

Should a WNBA team come to Toronto? It’s a commonly asked question in the wake of the Raptors’ historic playoff run as fans showcase the city’s passion for basketball. Athletes and coaches make their case, although the women's league says it has no plans to expand at this time.

Meet the 'queens' behind Toronto's first all-female real estate development team

Aiming to fix the gender imbalance she saw in the development industry, Taya Cook teamed up with Sherry Larjani to create the city’s first all-female development team, with women leading projects in all areas, including engineering, architecture and urban planning.

Residents of Leslieville apartment building accuse their landlord of 'renoviction'

About a dozen tenants are being evicted from their apartment building at 245 Logan Ave. in Leslieville so their new landlord can complete renovations. It's part a growing trend, according to their area councillor, where landlords "renovict" tenants so they can fix up units and charge higher rents.

After 2017's devastating storms, the GTA helps the Caribbean brace for hurricane season

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. It's a trying time for people in the Caribbean, who dealt with multiple, devastating hurricanes in 2017. Some in the GTA are finding ways to help residents prepare, while many on the islands are still trying to recover.

3 solutions to electronic car theft, a continuing threat to high-end Toronto automobiles

CBC Toronto reported on the new electronic theft methods in December, describing how thieves now use high-tech gadgets to steal cars without ever having access to the keys. Toronto Police said they’ve seen a jump in the electronic theft of luxury vehicles across the city.

How a new online resource is providing help to Toronto's hoarders

A group of 16 Toronto community agencies has launched a city-funded website filled with supports and resources for hoarders to address a "challenging gap" in information and to reduce the stigma associated with the condition.

Fat tires and adapted trikes: An East York program wants kids of all abilities to ride a bike

A program in East York that teaches kids with disabilities to ride bicycles is trying to raise funds so it can bring in more equipment and help more children.

A 'watershed' moment: How the 2009 Gardiner shutdown inspired a generation of Tamil leaders

Ten years after members of Toronto's Tamil community took over the Gardiner Expressway to raise awareness of the civil war in Sri Lanka, those involved reflect on how the moment spurred the creation of young leaders.

After WWII, they came to Canada as tailors. Now their children will meet for the first time

The Tailor Project was an immigration program that brought more than 2,000 displaced people, more than half of them Jewish, to Canada in the late 1940s. More than 300 family members involved with the program will meet Wednesday at Holy Blossom Temple.

Cannabis, smartphones and mental illness: How workplace health and safety is changing

For years, workplace health and safety was all about preventing physical harm to employees on the job, but an annual conference in Mississauga this week will tackle mental health issues brought on by things like smartphone use and the legalization of cannabis.

Amid 13% business vacancy rate, campaign aims to bring people back to the Beach

In order to tackle a 13 per cent business vacancy rate, the Beach Village BIA recently announced a campaign called “Back to the Beach Village,” which involves promoting area businesses and re-establishing the neighbourhood as a go-to spot.

Toronto mechanic warns big insurer's sudden change is hurting his small auto shop

A long-time Toronto mechanic says small auto repair shops like his are in trouble if car insurance companies don't start telling customers they can have repairs done anywhere they want.