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: 498 GTA construction projects delayed due to pandemic, W Hotel Toronto opening delayed, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Humber Bay Shores skyline, image by Craig White

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

Ontario Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools

City of Toronto weekend update on services, amenities and ActiveTO

Twelfth Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s Latest COVID-19 Update for June 23, 2020

Mississauga: Virtual Public Meeting to Consider Temporary Outdoor Patio By-Law

Brampton Farmers’ Market will open in downtown Brampton with safety measures starting June 27

City of Vaughan expands patios, supports local businesses

York Region: Tips for visiting a place of worship, weddings or events

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

A Building Industry Survey Shows that 498 Construction Projects were Delayed in the GTA because of COVID-19

Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

W Hotel Toronto delay will not affect unionized jobs

Terra Firma Capital Announces Annual Meeting Will Be Available Via Conference Call

LCBO Donation Campaign Raises $3.3 Million in Support of Food Relief Programs

Councillor Matlow and SEIU Healthcare Call for Public Inquiry and Transformational Change in Ontario's Long-Term Care Homes

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.