COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for December 21, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts to 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 announces province-wide shutdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, the City of Toronto accelerates 150 new supportive housing opportunities as part of updated COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Response Plan, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, TorontoDowntown Toronto, image by Forum contributor jackattaaaack

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Announces Province-wide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

Ontario Supporting High Priority Communities

Ontario Building On Supports for Employers During COVID-19

City of Toronto accelerates 150 new supportive housing opportunities as part of updated COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Response Plan

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

City of Toronto accepting new Fair Pass Discount Program applications

Vaughan: ‘Building a world-class city’

Ontario Taking Further Action to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx COVID update for Dec. 18, 2020

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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.

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