Professor Michael Widener featured in The Star: How does a supermarket decide where to open in Toronto?

“If we pretend all supermarket and grocery stores are equal, there’s really good coverage across Toronto no matter if you’re a pedestrian or transit user, but food deserts are more complicated,” [Widener] says. “If you live next to a Whole Foods, but can’t afford to shop there then it’s useless. There’s also access to child care; if you’re busy you’re less likely to cook and shop healthily.”

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