Dexter Brown

Associate Producer/Senior Writer

Dexter Brown is a freelance journalist originally from Toronto. He has covered everything from entertainment to business to general news for Yahoo, Post City Magazines and CPA Magazine.

Latest from Dexter Brown

Ontario government cuts $25M in funding for specialized school programs

The cut will mean the end of a number of initiatives for at-risk youth, including an after-school program established in the wake of the so-called "summer of the gun" in Toronto.

'Our children are dying': Regent Park mourns death of boy, 15, killed in shooting

Toronto police have identified a 15-year-old boy shot dead in Regent Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Tony Clement reflects on 'dire situation' that led to 2009 auto bailout

The federal government and Ontario chose to give billions in support to General Motors and Chrysler to help them stay afloat and save the auto industry in wake of 2008 global financial crisis.

Toronto councillors vote to ask feds to stop Ontario council-cutting plan

Toronto's city council voted 29-7 Thursday afternoon to direct the city solicitor to challenge the province's reintroduced council-cutting legislation and the use of the notwithstanding clause in court and to ask the federal government to stop the bill.

WW I-era chair built by Canadian soldiers returns to community where it was assembled

A chair built by Canadian soldiers more than 100 years ago in England for a family that opened their doors to them during the First World War is home after years of travelling the world.

Over 550 crashes reported as storm brings freezing rain, ice pellets

More than 550 crashes have been reported across and around the Greater Toronto Area as parts of Ontario deal with freezing rain, snow and ice pellets.

Post-secondary TTC riders could soon see dramatic monthly pass discounts

The TTC says it’s considering the introduction of a new significantly cheaper pass for post-secondary students.

Uber's biggest rival Lyft eyes Toronto expansion by year end

The ride-sharing service Lyft, one of Uber's fiercest competitors, will expand to Toronto by year's end, it was announced today.

'So much to be learned': Bernie Sanders commends Canada's health care

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders praised Canada's health care system at a sold-out event at the University of Toronto on Sunday, but also added that it's not perfect.

Toronto Fire Services crack down on illegal rooming houses

Toronto Fire Services say they are cracking down on illegal rooming houses that are putting the lives of students at risk.

NBA hopefuls show up for Raptors 905 annual open tryouts

Raptors 905 held their annual open tryouts Saturday, where hopefuls from across the GTA and beyond brought their all in hopes of landing a spot on the NBA G League team.

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer raises $6M for Toronto hospital

Thousands came together on Saturday morning at Nathan Phillips Square for the Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer to raise money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Former Torontonians in Texas describe being in the midst of tropical storm Harvey

With thousands affected by tropical storm Harvey, some former Torontonians have found themselves right in its crosshairs.

Independent Yonge Street bookstore to shutter after property taxes double

Yonge Street independent bookstore staple Eliot’s Bookshop may soon shutter its doors for good after 22 years at the corner of Wellesley Street W. due to rising property taxes.

Primary complainant testifies in hearing in Toronto officers' arrest of black teens

A case involving four teenagers who say they were assaulted by two Toronto police officers in 2011 is the subject of a police disciplinary hearing this week, and the lawyer for the complainants says racism and racial profiling will be part of the story he plans to tell the tribunal.