The program has frequently been the Toronto market's highest-rated radio program in its timeslot.
Metro Morning does not air on most of CBLA's rebroadcast transmitters outside of Toronto, which air the separate program Ontario Morning instead. However Metro Morning was broadcast on the Paris, Ontario transmitter (serving Kitchener-Waterloo) until the start of local morning programming on March 11, 2013.
Metro Morning premiered in 1973 with the name Tomorrow Is Here. It was renamed Metro Morning in 1974. For its first two decades, it was broadcast from CBC Radio's former Cabbagetown studio at 509 Parliament Street, which had formerly been a theatre. Among the inhabitants was Tuffy the cat, a stray who became a fan favourite and was considered a member of the Metro Morning team. "He lived at the station for 16 years, greeting guests, sitting on scripts and even receiving his own fan mail".
- Bruce Rogers (1973–1975)
- Harry Brown (1975–1977)
- David Schatzky (1977–1979)
- Joe Coté (1979–1992)
- Matt Maychak (1992–1995) and co-host Maureen Taylor (1993–1995)
- Andy Barrie (September 5, 1995 - February 25, 2010)
- Matt Galloway (March 1, 2010–present)
- "Why is this man the city's top morning radio host?", Toronto Star, July 17, 2004 (as archived at Friends of Canadian Broadcasting).
- "Metro Morning marks 40 years of telling Toronto stories". CBC News. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Metro Morning gets its groove back". Toronto Star. June 11, 2003.
- http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/features/mm40/test.html (Photogallery slide 5 of 31)
- "Matt Galloway to replace Andy Barrie as host of CBC Radio's Metro Morning". National Post, February 8, 2010.
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