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: Ontario Moving Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2: face coverings to be mandatory on transit systems starting July 2, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor condovo

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Moving Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2

City of Toronto preparing residents and businesses for Stage 2 reopening on Wednesday

City of Toronto announces funds for community services to do more for vulnerable populations

Mayor John Tory helps launch Collision from Home to help restart and rebuild Toronto’s economy

City of Mississauga Moves to Stage 2 of Province’s Recovery Plan

Vaughan: Be smart, protect yourself when visiting recently opened facilities

MiWay: Starting July 2, fare collection and front door boarding resumes and wearing non-medical masks or face coverings will be mandatory.

YRT will be implementing various service changes in order to meet current customer demand.

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Toronto's Plan to Open Streets to Cyclists Has Been a Huge Success

Toronto Pearson launches Healthy Airport program featuring innovative partnership with BlueDot

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board Urges City of Toronto Executive Committee to Move Forward With Municipal Land Transfer Tax Relief for First-Time Home Buyers

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

ENERGY STAR® Canada Recognizes Leaders in Energy Efficiency

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.