As pandemic restrictions lifted in Toronto, people reconnected in person with family, friends, and colleagues. Torontonians welcomed the idea of new beginnings while remaining masked in public spaces.
However, while people embraced the slackening of COVID-19 restrictions, the threat of infection still loomed. Additional challenges that had been exacerbated by the pandemic persisted. Older adults continued to experience barriers in social housing, evictions carried on in a City that lacks affordable and supportive housing, and those experiencing long COVID had difficulty finding resources.
This year Wellesley embraced new beginnings while remaining focused on those still experiencing health inequities caused by the pandemic.