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Parks provide fresh air escape from COVID-19 isolation

Taking a breath during a time of sickness

March 18, 2020
By The Globe & Mail

People walk along the Martin Goodman Trail as it passes through Sir Casimir Gzowski Park in Toronto on March 17, 2020. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

Parks have been referred to as the “lungs of the city,” and are the ideal places to temporarily escape from the prison walls of home during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As long as social distancing continues to be practised, the chances of spreading the virus in a wide-open outdoor environment are minimal.