COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 8, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts on what have been booming real estate and building industries. Many jobs and most events are currently suspended, postponed, or affected in other ways, though UrbanToronto is still operating at full strength with our team working remotely. As a means to keep the public in the loop about the shutdowns, we’ll be sharing information and status updates from around the industry on a regular basis. 

In today’s report: Ontario enacts provincial emergency and stay-at-home order, City of Toronto urges all residents to follow new provincial order and stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, City of Toronto working with healthcare and community partners to launch Phase 2 vaccine rollout in priority neighbourhoods, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

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Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

Ontario Moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

City of Toronto urges all residents to follow new provincial order and stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19

Toronto City Council approves more flexible and expanded ActiveTO program

City of Toronto working with healthcare and community partners to launch Phase 2 vaccine rollout in priority neighbourhoods

Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update (April 8)

Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update (April 7)

Statements from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti in response to COVID-19

Markham: Ontario to enter third State of Emergency on April 8

Vaughan, at your service

Vaughan:Keep your home office space safe

Mississauga: COVID-19: Provincewide Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order In Effect April 8

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for April 9, 2021

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

The promise – How virtual tour of Union Station by youngest transit fans became a lesson in tough realities but also assurance things will get better

RE/MAX: Canadian Real Estate Renovation Trends (2021)

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Everyone from construction workers to brokers to real estate executives is encouraged to share tips on what work and events have stopped, what is proceeding, and how their businesses are being affected by the various shutdowns