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: First day of mandatory masks on transit systems, City of Toronto makes masks or face coverings mandatory in enclosed public spaces, PCL designs "Citizen Care Pod" for screening and testing, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Building a Safer, More Reliable Transportation System

City of Toronto makes masks or face coverings mandatory in enclosed public spaces

City of Toronto permit parking program resumes operation Thursday

Toronto community centres preparing for reopening

Vaughan: Virtual public meetings continue in July

Vaughan: Review of water rates is underway

Top 20 Markham Creates Community Challenge Finalists Announced

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx testing new on-board plastic seat dividers and other safety measures to help protect GO Transit customers – See new images of how your seat will look

Changes coming to TTC operations on July 2

Riding YRT during COVID-19

Announcing the Citizen Care Pod, a New COVID-19 Smart Screening and Testing Pod Combining Intelligent Technology with Modular Design

Local 183: Member Services / Dispatch Reopening

Tarion: Join In Our 2020 Annual Public Meeting Online, July 14

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.