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: wearing a mask or face covering will be required in indoor Toronto public spaces beginning July 7, GO Transit not making masks mandatory, new wall mural series celebrates Toronto’s frontline workers, first responders and volunteers, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor alexanderglista

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners

COVID 19: Mandatory Mask or Face Covering City of Toronto Bylaw

Healthcare at the heart of city-building: Vaughan Mayor Bevilacqua

New wall mural series celebrates Toronto’s frontline workers, first responders and volunteers

York Region: Online services available while Courts remain closed

York Region supports small businesses through $500,000 fund

City of Burlington hosts another telephone town hall on July 16 to talk about how to make the most of summer, while staying healthy during COVID-19

Statement from the GTHA Mayors and Chairs commit to regional action on face coverings to combat COVID-19

Hamilton Bike Share is back after COVID-19 pause

City of Markham offers virtual programming for Summer 2020

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

GO Transit: COVID-19 Safety

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Provides Operational Update

ULI Toronto: July 7th Webinar - Residential Building Design and Wellbeing - Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust to Announce its Second Quarter Results and will update on the situation surrounding COVID-19 on August 7, 2020

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.