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 provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act halts time limits on City applications being appealed to LPAT; digital integration software keeping the wheels in motion on construction sites; major architecture firm moves keeps operations going with 2,700 employees working remotely; and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Empty Streets in Toronto, image by Forum contributor DarkSideDenizen

Government notices and announcements:


Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Aecon provides update on impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Procore’s integration with Zoom ensures construction teams can stay better connected and aligned while working remotely

Communication tips for stakeholders concerned about COVID-19

Bridgemarq Real Estate Services Delays Annual Meeting of Shareholders

OCC calls on provincial government to shut down construction

Morguard Update to Stakeholders

Unifor commends Trudeau government for moving on more significant wage replacement plan

Transitioning to IBI Group’s ‘New Normal’

Quadrangle moves to virtual studio in response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update — A Message From Steve Chaplin

Toronto's Real Estate Market Hits the Brakes

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.