Weston the worst-hit community in Toronto

COVID hit Weston more than any other community in Toronto, according to the city’s data.

The most recent data show that there have been 1918 cases per 100,000 people in Weston, meaning that almost 2% of people here have had the virus—though the rate is probably higher, since testing was slow at the beginning of the pandemic.

City data

The median case rate in Toronto is about 1%, so Weston has about double the frequency of cases.

The number of active cases continued to climb this week. There were 15 cases in the past 21 days, up from last week.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

2 thoughts on “Weston the worst-hit community in Toronto”

  1. Weston needed 2 testing centres, one in the village and one mobile centre. If people don’t have bus fares to get to the nearest testing centres, the system has already failed. And if you don’t have a car, drive through testing is also of no use.

    1. Thank you for saying that! And please direct that comment to our MPP Faisan Hassan by email or phone. I have asked him both in person and by email to have a mobile site set up within a walking area on 4 separate occasions since April. We still have none. His response: ‘I’m only opposition and it’s up to the governing Party to do it.” – meaning it’s the failure of the Conservatives. So much for advocating for his constituents! Councillor Nunziata also appealed to the Province but the closest one she was able to secure is on Falstaff. But it’s not her job to do this – it’s the MPPs.

      How large is the Humber Church site parking lot? Massive. How full is it? It’s not. Either someone is playing games with this site because it could not be sold off to the highest bidder or they are just not paying attention or they just don’t want to. Dunno… I have to drive up to Humber Finch every 2 weeks to be tested. I’d prefer to walk. And there are a number of other places in our community that could have a site whether drive-thru or a large trailer.

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