Ryan Patrick Jones

Reporter

Ryan is a reporter with CBC Toronto. He has also worked for CBC in Vancouver, Yellowknife and Ottawa, filing for web, radio and TV. You can reach him by email at ryan.jones@cbc.ca.

Latest from Ryan Patrick Jones

City begins winding down operations at 24-hour winter respite centre at Exhibition Place

Hundreds of people who have been sheltering for almost two months at a temporary winter respite centre on the grounds of Exhibition Place will soon have to find a new place to sleep, as the city begins winding down operations at the building. 

Toronto to receive $162M federal top-up for sheltering asylum seekers, low-income renters

The federal government will provide $162 million in new funding to the city of Toronto to help cover the cost of housing thousands of asylum seekers and to help low-income people pay rent, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday.

Chow's first budget proposes 9.5% tax hike, full funding for Scarborough busway

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow is proposing the city raise property taxes by 9.5 per cent as part of a 2024 budget aimed at filling a nearly $1.8 billion budget shortfall.

Potent animal tranquilizer found in Toronto's street drug supply for 1st time

A drug testing service in Toronto says it has detected a new, highly potent animal tranquilizer circulating in the city's unregulated drug supply. 

Toronto mayor's executive committee endorses 10% speculation tax on foreign home buyers

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow's executive committee has voted to advance a municipal non-resident speculation tax on homes purchased by foreign nationals.

Family doctor shortage affects every region and is getting worse, Ontario Medical Association says

Every region of Ontario is experiencing a shortage of family doctors and the crisis is only going to get worse if the provincial government doesn't take immediate action, the Ontario Medical Association is warning.

Uncertainty swirls for Toronto artists after iconic cube house sold to developer

Musicians renting Toronto's unique cube house say they're unsure how long they'll be able to keep their creative gathering space alive after a new developer purchased the site.

Contractor accused of defrauding Ontario cottage owners pleads guilty to 7 of 13 charges

A contractor who allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars from multiple Ontario cottage owners for renovation projects but left major jobs unfinished has pleaded guilty to seven of 13 fraud-related charges against him.

Tenants without heat, hot water for weeks as landlord struggles with repairs at Toronto apartment building

Residents of a downtown apartment building in Toronto’s Church-Wellesley neighborhood have been without heat and hot water since Dec. 19, when Enbridge shut off the gas due to serious safety concerns relating to the building’s steam boiler heating system.

'Only one story': Father of man killed by drunk driver speaks as OPP announce 10,000 charges this year

The father of one victim killed by a drunk driver says it's a tragedy that "didn't have to happen." Ontario Provincial Police say they laid 10,000 impaired driving charges in 2023, an increase of 16 per cent from the year before.

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