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TCH launches system to help seniors in rentals age in place

TCH launches system to help seniors in rentals age in place

There’s an elderly woman who lives alone in a seniors’ rental tower on Eglinton West. In the grips of dementia, she wanders. She sets out on what neighbours believe is a route from her past, ambling west towards Yonge Street. The building’s superintendent, Richard Andrade, says its become a regular occurrence for police to find her, disoriented, and bring her back. A few floors above her, there’s a man in his 70s, his memory also addled with age. Bedbugs recently infested his unit, Andrade said, but the […]

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Bedbug calls may be down during COVID-19, but just wait

Bedbug calls may be down during COVID-19, but just wait

Though bedbugs aren’t spreading as rapidly as they did before COVID-19 restrictions were imposed, infestations remain a grim reality for many Toronto residents. Toronto Public Health (TPH) and pest control companies have noticed fewer bedbug sighting calls in the past year as people leave their homes less frequently during the pandemic, slowing the spread of insect across the city. The tiny, bloodthirsty pests are hitchhikers, jumping from one person’s clothes and belongings to the next. But “when we have these lockdowns and people are just staying at […]

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