Photo by Ian Willms.

In this issue

Editorial by Tai Huynh

The 35 Jane

What a bus route reveals about race, class, and social vulnerability during a pandemic.

Feature by Shawn Micallef

A Summer Without Tourists

We don't usually think of Toronto as a travel destination. But when the tourism industry imploded overnight, the effects rippled across the city.

Essay by Sabra Ismath

Here I Am, Stuck in Malvern

When my father died, heading downtown was a way to escape my grief. Now, under lockdown, I see him everywhere.

Feature by Aparita Bhandari with Photography by Ian Willms

Where the Pandemic Hit Hardest

COVID has amplified social issues that have long existed at Jane and Finch. It’s also revealed the resiliency of the community.

Essay by Sarah Boesveld

A Small Town on Copeland Avenue

For years, I’d been craving the community and intimacy of small-town life. Then the pandemic hit and I found that it had been around me the whole time.

Essay by Priya Iyer

A Pandemic Across Time Zones

For the millions of Torontonians with family overseas, COVID has meant not just navigating our own lockdowns, but living through theirs as well.

Essay by Kate Robertson

Cruising Through COVID

I never thought I’d own a car. Now I’m stockpiling groceries and driving through the zoo, locked safe inside my vehicle like the Pope.

Essay by Daniel Rotsztain with Photography by Nick Iwanyshyn

My Own Private Island

The ferry is empty. Beavers and mallards rustle through the bush. Without visitors, life on the Toronto Island is quiet and peaceful. It all feels terribly wrong.