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The message has been clear: stay at home. But for the 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto, the direction rings hollow, write city councilors @joe_cressy  and @anabailaoTO .

Some experts says the millions of masks sent by Beijing to Canada are an olive branch, while others think the friendly face is just a “diplomacy mask.”

Efforts to rapidly reduce the number of new cases of the coronavirus should be motivated not only from trying to avoid higher mortality directly caused from the disease, but also higher mortality from massive job loss, writes @POreopoulos .

COVID-19 has slowed life down dramatically for human beings, but it’s also sped us up in one specific way: suddenly joggers are everywhere in cities and they are making people mad. @EmmaRoseTeitel :

#Opinion : Action from Queen's Park needs to come, and quick. There’s more at stake here than balance sheets or bankruptcies. Our neighbourhoods will feel the loss of every shop or restaurant that doesn’t make it through this, write @GraphicMatt  .

One thing many fictional epidemic stories have in common is a scene of angry people rioting outside a hospital or a government disease control centre, but that’s not what we’re seeing in real life, @thekeenanwire  writes.

The pace of COVID-19 admissions to Ontario ICUs is slowing. It's a good sign but experts warn that it’s too early to tell what effect social distancing and other measures are having.

Families struggle with ‘difficult decision’ whether to remove loved ones from long-term care homes amid pandemic @MoiraWelsh 


What's #trending  in Toronto? ? It's madness at Scarborough Town Centre's #BT21Toronto  pop-up, just look at the crowds blocking the entrances. Why are they there? This pop-up features toys by LINE friends and super popular k-pop group . Video:

"I told (the police officers), ‘I am a nurse. I just got home from work. It’s late,’” said Gigi, who had started her shift at 7 a.m. that day. “They just said: ‘We don’t care. Your landlord wants you out, and you have to go now.’"

@BTS_twt  will be playing Toronto’s Rogers Centre — the 55,000-seat capacity home of the Blue Jays — for not one but two shows on May 30 and 31. @garnetfraser :

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Now that he has solved the world's problems, Donald Trump is a film critic and he has a few things he needs to get off his man boobs, @vinaymenon  writes.

A Quebec couple who got off a plane immediately “looked out of place" in Old Crow, Yukon. Turns out, they were taking refuge from COVID-19. “They perceived our community as a life raft from COVID-19,” chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation said.

A Toronto restaurant founded by a Syrian family showcased in the media as a success story of Canada’s refugee resettlement program has closed down after the owners said they received death threats and hate messages.

COVID-19 LATEST: Ontario declares state of emergency What's closing? • Public libraries • Private schools and child care centres • Bars and restaurants And more. Updates here:

Cherie Wong says she isn’t sure why those who champion human rights and social justice elsewhere say nothing about Beijing. @Tyee_Nuttall :