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 Burlington now accepting all development applications for digital review, Hamilton Mayor Eisenberger to be tested, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Construction for The Well Toronto, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

Government notices and announcements:

Canada and Ontario invest in public transit and active transportation infrastructure for residents of Niagara Region

Toronto Public Health collaborates with hospitals on pilot project to reduce COVID-19 spread

City of Toronto child care centres set to reopen beginning June 29

City of Burlington now accepting all development applications for digital review

City of Vaughan launches Medical Waste Exemption program

Vaughan: Have your say on design elements for the new Carrville Community Centre, Library and District Park

Hamilton Mayor Eisenberger to be tested for COVID-19

MiWay: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Update

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Provides Business Update Regarding Impact of COVID-19

True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Voting Results from 2020 Annual Unitholders Meeting and Provides Update on May and June Rent Collections

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.