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: COVID-19 has minimal impacts on consumer sentiment towards home ownership finds Mortgage Professionals Canada Housing Report, Altus Group report reveals property tax burden a continued pressure point for businesses across Canada during challenging pandemic environment, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

King Street East in Downtown Toronto, image by Ryan Debergh

Government notices and announcements: 

City of Toronto issues fourth debenture this year to help fund key capital projects

City of Toronto marks milestone in delivery of first modular, supportive housing

City of Toronto partnership with Ritual – Open For Business – supports more than 1,000 local businesses with free delivery until November 8

Vaughan: Reinvigorating 'traditional' services

Vaughan: Virtual public meetings continue in November

Twenty-seventh Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for October 28, 2020

GTHA Mayors and Chairs support public health officials providing a safe path forward for businesses

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx COVID update

COVID-19 Has Minimal Impacts on Consumer Sentiment Towards Home Ownership Finds Mortgage Professionals Canada Housing Report

Colliers International Reports Better Than Expected Third Quarter Results

Altus Group Report Reveals Property Tax Burden a Continued Pressure Point for Businesses Across Canada During Challenging Pandemic Environment


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.