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 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 daily basis.   

Federal, provincial, and municipal governments expand subsidies in response to mounting economic concerns; Amexon Development Corporation offering free accommodation to front-line healthcare workers; and more industry-related news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor Razz

Government notices and announcements:

Mayor's Economic Support and Recovery Task Force to survey Toronto businesses about the impact of COVID-19

List of which services are operating and closed in Vaughan

Vaughan holds first ever electronic participation Committee and Council meetings

The Construction Worker Safety Hotline for COVID-19 (via LIUNA Local 183)

Landlords, Condo Boards urged to adopt new health and safety measures to protect residents from COVID-19

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Amexon Development Corporation Offers Free Accommodation to Toronto Doctors & Nurses at its Grand Hotel & Suites

BILD Toronto Update on Modified Planning Services (PDF download)

Canadian Real Estate Forums COVID-19 Update

Carpenter's District Council of Ontario COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19: Empire Canada Update

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

Construction projects and COVID-19 – the latest developments

Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation Provides Portfolio and Entity Update Regarding COVID-19

Everyone from construction workers to brokers to real estate executives are 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.

You can share information by emailing us, or by posting in our dedicated Forum thread for industry tips.