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.
In today's report, the construction industry, deemed an essential service, remains in the spotlight as workers, unions, and media voice both concerns and praise over new measures to safeguard against accelerated transmission of COVID-19. Municipalities are offering support for businesses in addition to previously-announced federal and provincial measures.
Government notices and announcements:
Private sector/other notices and announcements:
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.