COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for November 16, 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: Markham moves to RED-CONTROL to protect hospital system & keep community safe, new City of Toronto ad campaign urges people to continue COVID health measures, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, TorontoToronto Financial District, image by Forum contributor Od1n

Government notices and announcements: 

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 15, 2020

Medical Officer of Health issues Section 22 order to strengthen COVID-19 protections in Toronto

Ontario Updating COVID-19 Response Framework to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

PSA: Markham moves to RED-CONTROL to protect hospital system & keep community safe

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

Reopening Vaughan: Weekly Updates

Vaughan: Everyone has a role to play

New City of Toronto ad campaign urges people to continue COVID health measures

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx COVID-19 update

BILD: Tarion update (PDF download)

Webinar – ULI Toronto: Transform Pickering – Big moves in the GTA’s frontier city

Webinar – ULI Toronto: Inclusionary Zoning’s Debut

Webinar – ULI Toronto: Yonge Street Makeover: Rethinking Toronto’s Most Famous Street

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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.

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