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: Ontario providing municipalities with up to $1.6 billion in first round of emergency funding, 82 percent of Canadians worry their favourite local businesses will disappear, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Mississauga's growing skyline, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Providing Municipalities with Up to $1.6 Billion in First Round of Emergency Funding

Ontario Provides Update to Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Ontario Releases 2020-21 First Quarter Finances

More Recreation Options Open Up in Stage 3, with a New Online Reservations Option for Swimming Lanes and Fitness Centres

Virtual Press Conference: City of Brampton Update on Response to COVID-19

PPE Doesn't Belong in the Blue Box

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

What's behind the mask? Startup produces innovative face coverings to keep Metrolinx staff safe and the environment clean

82 percent of Canadians worry their favourite local businesses will disappear

Bird Construction Inc. Announces 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results

Minto Apartment REIT Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Announces Distribution Increase

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.