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; Rogers and Jays Care Foundation transform Rogers Centre into huge kitchen supporting relief, Pomerleau launches "Love is an essential service" initiative in support of COVID-19 efforts, Mississauga reopening some public spaces, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Downtown Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor mburrrr

Government notices and announcements:

COVID-19 Pandemic - The government is extending a support measure for businesses and modifying certain tax deadlines affecting trusts and corporations

Ontario Extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

City working with large downtown employers to extend working from home efforts, invites public input on Recovery and Rebuild efforts

City of Toronto opens applications for Community Crisis Response Fund with updated COVID-19 criteria

City of Mississauga Reopens Select Park Amenities and Parking Lots

City of Mississauga Invites Residents to Tele Town Hall

Brampton among first Canadian cities to join ShopHERE in support of local independent businesses

Brampton City Council approves changes to user fees to help support residents, businesses, and community groups

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Rogers and Jays Care Foundation Step Up to the Plate for Food Banks Canada, with 8 Million Meals at Rogers Centre

Pomerleau launches "Love is an essential service" initiative in support of COVID-19 efforts

Webinar: State of the Design & Construction Industry: What Are We Seeing?

DPI Construction Management taps Dr. Elaine Chin to consult on coronavirus safety protocols

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.