Coping with COVID in St. James Town part 1
high-rise physical distancing, challenges with food shopping, employment opportunities, and income loss, and early stages of residents’ collaboration.
Emily spoke of the shortages of open public space for people to get fresh air and healthy exercise as a dilemma for people in St. James Town. This is the focus of these two news commentaries.
- CBC Radio. 2020. “The Idiocy of Our Current Urban Systems: Inequality, not High Density Cities, to Blame for COVID-19’s spread”.
- Bozikovic, Alex. 2020. “In the pandemic, Toronto’s St. James Town Needs Room to Breathe.” Globe and Mail 22 April.
The interview also touched on difficulties that people are experiencing in applying for Employment Insurance during the pandemic.
- Roman, Katrina. 2020. “EI Claimants are Going Weeks Without Income as Federal System Slows to a Crawl.” CBC News 1 May.
Kristyn Wong-Tam’s updates on COVID-19. Notice that under “links and resources” she provides a links to a great variety of supports and programs to help people during the pandemic.