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 update on COVID-19 and stage 3 reopening, Canadian housing starts increased in July, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Royal York Road under Dundas Street West, image by Marc Mitanis

Government notices and announcements: 

City of Toronto Update on COVID-19 and Stage 3 Reopening

COVID-19 Response Continues: Exemption Granted from Noise Control Bylaw for Evening Hymns During Pandemic

Delivering Service Excellence – Virtually

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Canadian Housing Starts Increased in July

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Rolls Out New COVID-19 Screening Tool

CEOs: Post-Covid Changes are Permanent and There Are More to Come

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.