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 launches second phase of Housing Now as pandemic puts further strain on affordable housing, GTA new home market slips in April, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor Ottawan

Government notices and announcements:

Toronto City Council meeting to occur virtually May 28

Second Phase of the Housing Now Initiative released; new City-owned sites identified to create more affordable homes in Toronto

Virtual Press Conference: City of Brampton update on response to COVID-19

Vaughan: Business resiliency readiness and resourcefulness

Vaughan: Take the economic impact survey

City of Markham uses innovative A.I. technology to fix roads

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

BILD: GTA new home market slow in April

NEW WEBINAR: A Buyer's Market for Investment Real Estate

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.