COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for December 4, 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: City of Toronto continues to take extraordinary steps to help and protect people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19, Metrolinx COVID update, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, TorontoThe Clover on Yonge under construction in Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor noahthewale

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Appoints Members of the Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force

City of Toronto continues to take extraordinary steps to help and protect people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19

St. Lawrence Market Saturday Farmers Market to resume full operations this Saturday

COVID-19 Lockdown: How to Stay Safe in Mississauga While Accessing the Outdoors

Toronto Public Health enhances school screening tool

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx COVID update

RE/MAX: Cites with the Most Home Starts Country-Wide

TRREB Reports Strong November Single-Family Home Resales in the GTA

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces One-third Reduction in Distributions to Unitholders

Mattamy Homes Recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the Third Consecutive Year

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REMINDER: Download the COVID Alert app today

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.