COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for November 25, 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 announces enhanced COVID-19 supports for targeted neighbourhoods, a message from Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year, and more news:

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, TorontoHarbour Street in Toronto, image by Forum contributor Full Metal Junkie

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Deploys Rapid Testing to Support COVID-19 Response

Ontario Appoints New Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force

City of Toronto announces enhanced COVID-19 supports for targeted neighbourhoods

Vaughan: Expanding online services

A Message From Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for November 25, 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown: Mississauga Offers Tools and Supports for Local Small Businesses

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

ULI Toronto: Tower Renewal Check Up: Confronting the Private Sector Rental Affordability Challenge

Debt, Housing and Mental Health are Major Pandemic Concerns in Canada

CAPREIT Ranks in Top Quartile For 7th Consecutive Year in Kincentric Best Employers Program

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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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