Photo essay: Here’s what Toronto looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic

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By Brent Smyth

With Canadians encouraged to partake in social isolation, I wondered what some of the busiest spots in Toronto would look like at midday, and whether anyone would be found roaming. Seeing City Hall, Yonge-Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre all but empty was a strange sight. However, it was an encouraging sign that hopefully we are starting to take this seriously. These photos were taken on March 19.

Yonge-Dundas from above, at midday.
All stores are now closed in the CF Eaton Centre.
A couple uses a self-timer to capture a kiss, alone in the square.

Please continue reading this photo essay at the Ryersonian, where it was first published.

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