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: VIA Rail updating mask policy, Vaughan and York Region move to a modified Stage 2, Cadillac Fairview launches new PSA video series to further demonstrate its commitment to community health and safety, and more news from the COVID-19 front. 

CIBC SQUARE at sunrise, image by Forum contributor hitek0007

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario: York Region Added to List of Areas of Higher Community Spread

City of Toronto announces additional funds for community services to help vulnerable populations

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

City of Toronto’s Emergency Shelter System and winter services plan for people experiencing homelessness

Vaughan moves to a modified Stage 2

York Region moving to modified Stage 2 

New COVID-19 provincial restrictions impact City of Markham

Vaughan: Shop local!

Twenty-sixth Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for October 21, 2020

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

UPDATE - TRREB Backs Provincial Ban on Real Estate Open Houses During COVID-19 Second Wave

Cadillac Fairview Launches New PSA Video Series to Further Demonstrate its Commitment to Community Health and Safety

VIA Rail updating mask policy

Lord Norman Foster Confirmed for 2020 CTBUH Conference

Celebrating Small Business Week is more important than ever this year, as sales remain dangerously low


REMINDER: Download the COVID Alert app today

Everyone from construction workers to brokers to real estate executives is 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.