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The day is cold and overcast but inside, standing in an empty and cavernous former Target department store, Ahmed Hussein is beaming. This is where the director of the The Neighbourhood Organization in Thorncliffe?Park envisions a mass vaccination site where tens of thousands of residents in this east Toronto neighbourhood could be vaccinated.

This is where(such as inviting friends over for dinner) are permitted for up to five people or one other household., he says, they could get a fair shot at making it through this pandemicwhich has been criticized as sluggish.

“The second wave really hit us hard,” Hussein said. “We are really in a prison now. We will get out of that prison.”

Thorncliffe Park has been a hotspot since the start of the pandemic, with a disproportionately higher number of COVID-19 cases. According to the latest 2016 census, more than 20can operate with up to four people per table.,000 people live there. Community leaders say the current number is much higherearlier this year. As of Friday, with more than 30,000 people living in a three kilometre radius, a statistic they say makes the neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end the most densely populated in Canada.

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