Author: Deborah

The Heroes of Toronto

The Heroes of Toronto

Toronto calls in the superheroes to help with vaccinating young children against COVID-19. It’s one of the biggest efforts the city has undertaken during this crisis. With no vaccines in place, this will be one of the most effective methods of lowering the incidence of COVID-19 cases.

But first we’ll just have to make sure our heroes know how to use the equipment we’ve provided.

Before the coronavirus crisis, Toronto would always have a couple of superheroes by the door. As soon as someone would step into the house, we’d be ready to greet them with a few extra items we’d found for them. It was a ritual we held after every new arrival.

But since the coronavirus crisis began, most are no longer available, or have been repurposed to take on a new role. I suppose we have to be grateful for this because we are going to rely on these heroes a lot, and they’ll take a whole lot of abuse.

We’ve now lost a few, and Toronto’s superheroes have been divided. Some of our heroes are back:

Our first-floor hero-in-training, Jake, is now a volunteer hero at U of T’s School of Public Health. He’s a PhD student and a professor of public health at the University of Toronto. U of T is always in desperate need of a little extra help.

Our second-floor hero-in-training, Tom, is still helping out with the local government and now is helping out in the City of Toronto. He’s a computer science PhD student at Ryerson University.

Tom’s little brother, Liam, who is now a volunteer with the City of Toronto, has grown up in our neighbourhood. He’s a second-year student at Ryerson University, and he is working on a Master of Public Administration.

The big heroes from the basement have been divided as well.

Our oldest hero has been taken away to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s a retired Toronto police officer.

Our second-oldest hero is a retired Toronto police officer working for the Health Unit in Toronto.

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