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: Vaughan fitness centres are open, Windsor-Essex to Join the Rest of Province in Stage 3, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Humber Bay Park, image by Marc Mitanis

Government notices and announcements: 

Vaughan Fitness Centres Are Open

Windsor-Essex to Join the Rest of Province in Stage 3

Government of Canada Sets a Minimum Unemployment Rate for the Employment Insurance Program

Canada and Ontario Invest in Sustainable Public Transit and Active Transportation Infrastructure for Kingston Residents

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Public Research Findings: Threat to live music extended as more Canadians to avoid public events for longer

July Job Numbers Reveal Foodservice Sector Requires Continued Support to Recover Losses

HDI Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

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.