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: Toronto City Council approves 40 km of expanded bike routes, next phase of Housing Now sites, property tax relief to help sustain live music venues, TTC updates response, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor skycandy

Government notices and announcements:

Toronto City Council approves 40 km of expanded and accelerated bike routes for ActiveTO

Toronto City Council approves next phase of Housing Now sites

Toronto City Council approves property tax relief to help sustain live music venues

TTC COVID-19 Response (PDF download)

City-building in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre continues: Mayor Bevilacqua

Vaughan Public Libraries cancels in-library programs until 2021

City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: Re-opening Plans, Public Engagement, Events Cancelled

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario: The Only Tenant Protection in Ontario’s Bill 184 is in the Title

Days Inns Canada Proudly Launches “Count on Us” Initiative, Elevates Health and Safety as Hotels Ready to Welcome Back Travellers

Update for BILD Toronto Chapter Members (PDF download)

OHBA: Covid-19 Guidance Document – Model Homes/Inventory Homes (PDF download)

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.