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: Toronto Mayor and Medical Officer of Health recommend apartment buildings and condos adopt mask policy for common areas, changes introduced to visitor guidelines at City of Toronto’s long-term care homes, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

CIBC SQUARE in Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor good_views_r_good

Government notices and announcements: 

Safe Restart Agreement helps Canadian communities get back on their feet

Ontario Supports Indigenous Businesses During COVID-19

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Toronto Mayor and Medical Officer of Health recommend apartment buildings and condos adopt mask policy for common areas

City of Toronto joins RBC-led Canada United to support local businesses and accelerate small business recovery

Changes to visitor guidelines at City of Toronto’s long-term care homes make visiting loved ones easier

Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: Community & Economic Recovery Frameworks, Restarting Community Recognition, Cashless Payments at Cashiers and Creation of National Urban Cycling Infrastructure Fund

Playgrounds set to reopen in Vaughan

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Bombardier Reports Better than Expected Cash Usage in the Second Quarter and a New $1 billion Senior Secured Credit Facility

Nexus REIT Announces Release Date for Second Quarter Results and Results Call, July and August 2020 Distributions, TSX Graduation and COVID-19 Updates

FirstService Reports Solid Second Quarter Operating Results, Growth Tempered By COVID-19 Pandemic

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.