This GTA neighbourhood has a staggering rate of COVID-19 infections. Families are struggling, and essential workers are scared. Inside the ‘perfect storm in Peel’

November 21, 2020 - All News

The Star spoke to people in the northeast part of Brampton, which has been hit harder by COVID-19 than other areas. Residents say this is due to a number of socio-economic issues. Clockwise, from top left: Racine Grenaway, Khalid Bhatti, Robbie Singh and Georgina Kuaninoo.

At the northeast corner of Queen Street East and Airport Road in Brampton begins a large stretch of multi-sized warehouses, factories and shops. On any given day, the movement of small and large trucks getting in, loading or unloading, and getting back out is about the only observable activity in the area, save from the occasional construction work. It’s kilometres in either direction before you reach residential parts of the neighbourhood, a mixture of multi-unit housing buildings and stand-alone or semi-detached homes.

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