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 Extends Emergency Orders to July 10, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti moves to make masks mandatory in York Region, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10

Ontario Provides Stable Electricity Pricing for Industrial and Commercial Companies

Ontario Providing Additional Support for Seniors

City of Toronto weekend update on services, amenities and ActiveTO

Mayor John Tory kicks off summer with the opening of outdoor pools as part of SwimTO

York Region: Shopping Tips During COVID-19

Statement: Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti moves to make masks mandatory in York Region

Reminder: MiWay making masks or face coverings mandatory July 2

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

BILD: Update on City of Toronto Development Review, Permit and Inspection Services (PDF download)

OHBA Renovator Guide during COVID-19 (PDF download)

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.