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: New measures come into effect for apartments and condominiums and food and drink establishments to help stop the spread, Vaughan to keep most City facilities closed until January, 2021, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Downtown Mississauga, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements: 

Update on City of Toronto programs and services this weekend as Toronto enters its second week of Stage 3 reopening

New measures come into effect for apartments and condominiums and food and drink establishments to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Investing in the Future of Ontario's Tourism Industry: Government’s investment will support projects and experiences so that the province is well positioned for recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak

Vaughan to keep most City facilities closed until January 2021: Mayor Bevilacqua

Statements from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti in response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Response Continues: Amendments to the Face Covering By-law for Condominiums and Apartments, Limits to Restaurant Capacities, Film &Television Reopening Plan, Resumption of Council and Committee Meetings and Parks By-law Review

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

TRREB Releases July Resale Housing Report

New Mortgage Professionals Canada Report Examines How COVID-19 Is Impacting Existing and Aspiring Homeowners

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Releases Second Quarter Results and Provides Business Update on the Impact of COVID-19

Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces the Release Date for Q2 2020 Financial Results and Conference Call

Bombardier Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results, Progress on Near-Term Priorities

IBI Group Inc. Announces Strong Q2 2020 Results With 17.1% Adjusted EBITDA(1,2) as a Percentage of Net Revenue and 30% Higher Backlog

Colliers International Reports Second Quarter Results

Brookfield Property Partners Reports 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.