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; more details on what sites are exempted from the construction shutdown, labour unions issue statements on closures and worker safety on sites deemed essential, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Empty Streets in Toronto, image by Marcus Mitanis

Government notices and announcements:

Mississauga Virtual Press Conference: COVID-19 Latest Updates on the City’s Response

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

WSIB: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Construction Industry Update: COVID-19 - What You Need to Know (PDF download)

COVID-19 Update for BILD Toronto Chapter Members (PDF download)

Canada's Building Trades Unions Speak with Minister of Infrastructure to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Workers

Special Message from Carpenter's Local 27

COVID-19 updates from Local 675

“Government snag” puts a hold on Local 793 Temporary COVID-19 Top-Up

OHBA COVID-19 Update (PDF download)

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Information For Builders - Tarion

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.