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: New zoning order allows local restaurants to use more available space for outdoor dining in Toronto, City stepping up enforcement of social distancing and mask use, and more news from the COVID-19 front. 

Mississauga skyline, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Expanding Access to the Modern Digital Economy

Ontario Seeking Input on Modernizing Capital Markets

Ontario Focusses on Renewal, Growth, and Economic Recovery

New zoning order allows local restaurants to use more available space for outdoor dining in Toronto

City of Toronto stepping up enforcement, restricting evening parking at beaches this weekend

City of Mississauga Adopts New Framework to Keep Pedestrians and Cyclists Moving Safely

Statements from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti in response to COVID-19

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Latest VIA Rail Operations Update

COVID-19 Presents Opportunity to Improve Long-Term Care Infrastructure and Promote Infection Control Risk Assessment Training for Construction Industry

COVID-19 Resources from Local Construction Associations

TTC Board to hold next virtual meeting on July 14

Webinar: Ground Reinforcement for Challenging Soil Sites

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.