Man in forced detention in a Canada COVID camp fed food resembling Now-Iconic Fyre Festival 'Sandwich'

Wednesday February 3, 2021
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Steve Duesing provided the Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington with a selfie he took while in forced isolation at a Dixon Rd. hotel. PHOTO BY STEVE DUESING /Toronto Sun
Steve Duesing provided the Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington with a selfie in forced isolation. PHOTO BY STEVE DUESING /Toronto Sun

Steve Duesing may believe he's in what is described as a "COVID-19 internment camp" in Canada.

“I’m in one,” the 34-year-old Scarborough man told the Toronto Sun on Tuesday. Not by choice.

Joined by award-winning photographer Jack Boland, Joe Warmington interviewed Steve on the phone from the parking lot as they looked at him through the window of his room where he could see Tim Hortons, Harvey’s, Subway and Swiss Chalet.

“But I was told I can’t order in food,” said Steve.

“I was told when I arrived (at Pearson International Airport) Sunday night from Charlotte that it was either three days quarantine or go to jail.”

“I am not allowed to leave the room,” he said. “There is a guard at the end of the hall.”

The worst part is before he left from visiting a friend in North Carolina, he got a COVID-19 test as required by new rules.

“It cost me $130,” he said. “I tested negative.”

A sandwich provided to Steve Duesing during his forced hotel stay after landing at Pearson. Steve Duesing
A sandwich provided to Steve Duesing during his forced hotel stay after landing at Pearson. Steve Duesing

Just like a prisoner, he gets water sent up and a sandwich. 

It just looks earily similar to the Now-Iconic Photo of the Fyre Festival 'Sandwich'. Eventually, a photo of of a cheese sandwich would be posted to Twitter and become the physical embodiment of #Fyrefail. Social media users were outraged at the sight of the sliced bread, processed cheese, and salad piled in a styrofoam container with no dressing.

We just couldn't tell the difference - could you? We are outraged for Steve Duesing.

You can find the full story on the Toronto Sun HERE: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-man-in-forced-detention-in-a-canada-covid-camp