How are the tenant's at all the store fronts able to pay the rent with so few people entering the downtown core?
I agree that tenants in towers may generate corporate income while employees work from home.
I would need to be pretty hungry and desperate to place my child in a school during the winter months because it is claimed that the virus is more virulent during low humidity wintertime.
Maybe that is Ford's plan ..... force parents to place kids in school or receive no access to government assistance. Force parents to drop the fear and paranoia and return to work.
Sure sounds like this is Trump's plan too.
Most stores that have a store front are most definitely hurting, and I would guess even more so downtown. I would imagine that those living in the cores are what is keeping some of the stores alive.
I will be sending my children to school while it is open, and that includes the winter months. It was a tough decision. We had the choice of an online learning hub, but it is across the city and generic learning. My kids are in a specialized education program for reason, and putting them with a regular program would frustrate them and be a waste of time. Parents are going to have tough decisions to make. In our case, my kids are in a specialize program with complex learning needs, I have seen the impact of mental health and social challenges on them. We debated moving them to a smaller private school, but their social needs are currently very strong. So in their best interests I need to send them back. The best I can do is rally to ensure they are doing it the safest way possible. We have informed the grandparents that for their safety, they will not be able to see the kids. They agree this is the best for the kids.
I am frustrated with our back to school plans as there are fewer precautions in my province than what I have read in Ontario.