Access to fresh and affordable food is limited. The southern West Island can be considered a food desert, meaning that very few residents live within a 500 meter radius of amenities that offer fresh fruits and vegetables.
Very little affordable and adequate rental housing can be found in the southern West Island and there are many obstacles to the local development of more affordable housing.
In general, the population of the southern West Island is considered well-off from a socioeconomic point of view. But at the same time, hidden poverty exists in concentrated pockets across the region.
With only 58 doctors per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 85 per 100,000 in Montreal, accessibility to first line health services is a constant challenge in the West Island. Specialized services are also lacking.
Traveling within the West Island and into Montreal almost always involves spending a long time in public transportation or being stuck in traffic. Active transportation options are also limited.
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