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 launches CaféTO blitz to accelerate curb lane patio installations, Vaughan's cycling network is growing, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Midtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor rezendesign

Government notices and announcements:

City of Toronto to launch a CaféTO blitz tomorrow to accelerate curb lane patio installations

Vaughan's cycling network is growing

Vaughan: Many ways to stay informed

Fourteenth Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s Latest COVID-19 Update for July 15, 2020

Canada and Ontario invest in more accessible public transit infrastructure for Barrie residents

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Support for residential energy customers impacted by COVID-19

Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery to Create Blueprint for Post-Pandemic Prosperity

BTB Provides an Update Regarding Rent Collections Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

Technical Ceramics to Drive Innovative Ecosystem in Electronics and Energy, Says Frost & Sullivan

The future of the mall: Deloitte sees a new kind of shopping experience for the post-pandemic world

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.