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 enters Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening, GTA new home market quiet in May, York University hosts virtual ground breaking for new building, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Craig White

Government notices and announcements:

City of Toronto launches recovery advisory group to obtain expert advice for Toronto’s rebuild and recovery from COVID-19

City of Toronto enters Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening

City of Toronto announces two major downtown ActiveTO cycling network connections ready in time for Stage 2 reopening

Mississauga: Temporary Outdoor Restaurant Patios Permitted to Open

Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: City Facility Reopenings for Stage 2, Sign by-law amendments for businesses & On-street Parking Enforcement Resumes July 6

City of Brampton statement on confirmed Brampton Transit COVID-19 case

City of Brampton moves into Stage 2 of its safe reopening

City of Brampton launches Patio Brampton program to support local restaurants

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

BILD: GTA new home market quiet in May

RE/MAX Canada: Promise in Areas of Europe, US Gives Canadian Housing Market Hope

York University celebrates the construction of a new School of Continuing Studies twisted building

Your Home at Your Fingertips: Four Seasons Launches New Digital Experience for Private Residence Homeowners Worldwide

Dream Industrial REIT Provides Business Update and Announces Continued Portfolio Growth in Target Markets

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.