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: RE/MAX shares post-pandemic outlook for Toronto real estate market, municipalities continue to hold virtual meetings and press conferences, signaling new normal, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto's Financial District, image by Forum contributor Scrapguy

Government notices and announcements:

City of Toronto and United Way Greater Toronto partner to create COVID-19 Shelter Interim Recovery Strategy

Ninth Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s Latest COVID-19 Update for June 3, 2020

Vaughan: Virtual public meetings continue in June

Vaughan Taking action to continue supporting local businesses

City of Brampton continues to celebrate its diverse community during COVID-19 in June

Virtual Press Conference: City of Brampton update on response to COVID-19

COVID Update: Burlington City Council approves Virtual Statutory Public Meetings

Markham jumps into ShopHERE program in support of small businesses: Statement from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti (PDF download)

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

RE/MAX | Is the Toronto Real Estate Market in Trouble?

Report Shows that Investments in Natural Infrastructure Have Significant Economic Returns

TRREB Releases May Resale Housing Market Report

Manulife Chief Executive Officer to Speak at the S&P Global Ratings 2020 Virtual Insurance Conference

National student writing contest raises over $280,000 for Habitat for Humanity in Canada

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.