Breakfast Television

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Toronto’s #1 morning show Breakfast Television is getting into the holiday spirit early with two months of festive fun.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 12, viewers can tune in to Breakfast Television Toronto each weekday from 5:30 a.m. on Citytv and CityNews Channel to find out the hottest trends in holiday décor, fashion, entertaining, and gift-giving, and exciting contests and must-see events around the city.

From fresh evergreen trees to the best music of the season, big-ticket giveaways and an opportunity to help those in need, kick start the holidays this year with Toronto’s favourite morning team.

‘Tis the season for giving as Breakfast Television kicks off its holiday festivities with the largest cash giveaway in the show’s history as part of its new contest, Wake-up, Watch & Win with Breakfast Television launching Monday, Nov. 12. Continue reading »

No stranger to the Citytv family, health care guru Bryce Wylde returns as an official health and wellness guest expert on Breakfast Television and Cityline, joining the network’s robust roster of regularly contributing specialists.

Wylde kicks off his official homecoming onTuesday, Aug. 21 onBreakfast Television, followed by his debut onCityline, Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Wylde appeared regularly as a fan-favourite guest expert onBreakfast Television andCityline from 2001 to 2008. Continue reading »

Citytv announced today that Breakfast Television Winnipeg has named its popular news anchor Courtney Ketchen as co-host of the morning show alongside current host Jeremy John.

Ketchen will act as co-host while continuing to anchor the morning newscasts on Breakfast Television Winnipeg. Her debut as co-host will be Monday, June 11.

“Courtney has a rare ability to deliver hard news and instantly switch to a fun, witty and well-informed morning co-host, making her a natural fit for the role,” said Tom Scott, Content Manager, Citytv Winnipeg. Continue reading »

Live from the heart of downtown Toronto at Citytv’s Yonge-Dundas studio, chart-topping artist Norah Jones takes to the stage for an intimate fan experience.  

A Canadian morning broadcast exclusive, this special performance and interview with Norah Joneswill air live on Toronto’s No. 1 morning television show, Breakfast Television on Citytvstarting at 8:10 a.m., on Tuesday, May 15 and on Breakfast Television in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouverduring each show’s regular broadcast.

Fans of the songstress, hungry to hear more music and conversation can listen to The Erin and Mike Morning Showon Toronto’s No. 1 radio station, 98.1 CHFI.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter with career sales in Canada just shy of 2 million will kick off the morning broadcast with a live Breakfast Television Torontoperformance of her new single “Happy Pills” and interview with Citytv personality Tracy Moore in front of a live studio audience.  Highlights from Jones’s performance on Breakfast Television and additional interviews can be heard and seen throughout the day on 680Newsand CityNews with Entertainment Reporter Rudy Blair

With her fifth studio album, ‘Little Broken Hearts,’ Jones collaborates with Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) and has expanded her sound in thrilling and characteristically subtle ways. Twelve darkly luminous songs. Twelve little broken hearts. Each an exploration of wounded emotions from various perspectives that invariably leads to a place of beauty and uplift.

Norah Jones fans in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area can tune-in to Breakfast Televisionand 98.1 CHFI beginning today to find out how they can win tickets to be part of the live studio audience on May 15.

Citytv’s leading morning show, Breakfast Television and select Rogers Radio stations across the country are teaming up to host Morning for Change– asix-city, live, on-air fundraiser in support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, a charity thataims to end violence against women while helping women and girls to reach their full economic and social potential.

Morning for Change will air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. local time in six cities, with popular on-air personalities from Breakfast Television and Rogers Radio joining forces to broadcast from Citytvstudios in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as Lite 92.9 in Halifax.

During the special broadcasts, Canadians will hear empowering andinspirational stories on how survivors of domestic abuse rebuilt their lives. Rogers Media on-air personalities will show their support by taking donation calls in the Breakfast Television studio.

Viewers and listeners will be encouraged throughout the broadcasts to donate by calling a toll-free hotline at 1-877-981-2434.  

Immediately following the live broadcast, viewers and listeners can donateonline The donation grand total will be announced the following morning on Breakfast Television and participating Rogers Radio stations.

“This is our eighth year partnering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation to raise awareness and funds in support of this truly outstanding cause,” said Shannon Valliant, Vice President, Financial Operations, Rogers Media. “We are confident that our viewers and listeners will join us in helping to make a difference in the lives of abused women and children across the country.”

Throughout the year, Rogers Media supports the Canadian Women’s Foundation through various fundraising initiatives such as Women Moving Women from The Shopping Channel, Empower Hour from Rogers Media TV and Radio, Women Who Move You from Chatelaine, and FLARE’s involvement with Tea for Two.

“Recent stats show that on any given day, more than 3,000 women and 2,500 children are living in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence,” Beverley Wybrow, CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation. “Money raised from Morning for Change will also help to teach young people about healthy relationships and counsel children who have witnessed violence.” 

Below is a list of participating Rogers Media outlets broadcasting Morning for Change:

·         Toronto

Breakfast Television / 98.1 CHFI / CityNews and CityNews Channel


·         Vancouver

Breakfast Television / News1130 and 96.9 JACK FM


·         Calgary

Breakfast Television / Lite 95.9


·         Edmonton

Breakfast Television/91.7 The Bounce


·         Winnipeg

Breakfast Television/102.3 Clear FM


·         Halifax

Lite 92.9

It’s game on when Citytv’s Breakfast Television hosts Gaming for Good, an action-packed 12-hour video game marathon where viewers can face-off with local celebrities to raise funds and awareness for CancerCare Manitoba.

Gaming for Good takes place on Friday, April 27 from 9am to 9pm at Polo Park Centre Court, granting the opportunity for beginners and pro gamers alike to challenge local celebrities to their favourite video games.

All of the action will be featured during Breakfast Television’s regular live broadcast from 6am to 9am CT and streamed online from 9am to 9pm CT at

For those not into gaming, the event will also feature the ‘12 Hours of Prizing Marathon,’ with thousands of dollars of premium prizing to be won, including high-value gift cards to local fine dining, hotels, footwear, and skincare products. Donations towards CancerCare Manitoba will be accepted on-site and online.

Celebrities confirmed to participate include legendary Canadian children’s entertainer Fred Penner, members of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, pro-skateboarder and owner of Winnipeg’s Sk8 Skates, Colin Lambert, gaming group Chip Damage, and local rock band Sons of York.

On Tuesday, April 3 global chart-toppers The Wanted take over Toronto’s #1 morning show Breakfast Television on Citytv, for an exclusive Canadian television morning show performance.

Band members including Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan hit Toronto as part of their huge North American promotional tour for their upcoming self-titled album, which debuts April 24.

To hear more from The Wanted, tune into KiSS 92.5 on Monday April 2 at 4:45pm for an in-depth interview with KiSS afternoon host, Cash Conners.

Over the past 18 months The Wanted has taken over international airwaves, topping the charts with their hit song “Glad You Came,” which skyrocketed to #1 on the Canadian iTunes Chart.

Having worked with some of music’s biggest names including Coldplay, Adele, Jessie J and Justin Bieber, The Wanted has sold out a UK Arena Tour, played to crowds of over 110,000 and sold 450,000 copies of their debut album.

On Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 5:30am, Breakfast Television and CityNewswill be at Loblaws Victoria Park Market (50 Musgrave Street) for the 7th annual Breakfast Television/CityNews Spring Food Drive, in support of Daily Bread Food Bank.

Throughout the day viewers are invited to meet and greet their favourite on-air personalities such as Jennifer Valentyne, Frank Ferragine, Adam Stiles and Tom Hayes, enter to win great prizes and bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations.

Monetary donations can also be made online at (on the Citytv donation page).

Live coverage of the drive begins at 5:30am on Citytv and CityNews Channel (Rogers Digital Channel 15),and continues throughout the day with favourite CityNews personalities on-site. Tune into CityNews at Six where anchor Gord Martineau will recap the day’s events and announce the winner of the event’s grand prize.

“Last year our viewers helped us raise nearly $24,000 and 16,000 lbs. of food in our Spring food drive,” Tina Cortese, Vice-President, News and General Manager, Citytv Toronto. “This year we’re confident our viewers will open their hearts and wallets to help us do even better this year in supporting Daily Bread to fight hunger in our communities.”

This Spring, Daily Bread is aiming to raise 300,000 lbs. of food and $300,000. Most needed items include: baby formula and food; peanut butter; canned fruit or vegetables; canned fish or meat; dried pasta and tomato sauce; powdered, canned or tetra pak cartons of milk; macaroni and cheese; bags of rice; cans of lentils and beans; hearty soup or stew and bags of lentils.

As Canada’s largest food bank, Daily Bread serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in 170 member agencies across Toronto.

This week, youth hockey players from the Calgary area kicked off the second annual Breakfast Television Outdoor Classic, an exciting competition that will culminate with a final showdown at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, March 2, beginning at 6:15am on Citytv.

“Last year’s inaugural BT Outdoor Classic tournament surpassed our expectations, and we were blown away with the passion, dedication and tremendous commitment from the players,” said Paul Schmidt, Manager, Local Content, Citytv Calgary. “There’s nothing more heartwarming than seeing the absolute joy of these young athletes playing purely for the love of the game, and the thrill of sharing the same ice as their hockey heroes,” said Schmidt. 

On Friday, March 2 from 5:30am to 9am, Breakfast Television’s Ted Henley, Tara Slone, Jill Belland and Andrew Schultz will be live on-location from the Scotiabank Saddledome to cover all the action and cheer on the next generation of hockey stars.

Breakfast Television has been live on-location all week at different outdoor rinks to cover the tournament, where the games will count towards the final round-robin on March 2 and four lucky teams from two divisions will have the chance to compete. 

Viewers can also vote online at for the division that they want to see play in the finals. The teams from the two divisions that receive the most votes will then get to play at the home of the Calgary Flames. 

Breakfast Television is lending a helping hand to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society by inviting viewers to take part in their Food Bank Friday.

This Friday, Dec. 16 during Breakfast Television’s regular broadcast time from 5:30am to 9am, viewers can drop off non-perishable food items and cash donations at the food bank ‘drive thru’ behind the Citytv studios at 180 West 2nd Avenue.

Viewers can stay cozy in their cars while Citytv staff receives their donations and hands out prizes from local sponsors including Tropicana, The Shopping Channel, Home Depot, Fruits & Passion, as well as movie sponsors Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and New Year’s Eve.