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: The faces of Metrolinx – Part two of photo feature exploring transit workers keeping systems moving amid COVID, RE/MAX releases national and local housing outlook reports amid pandemic, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Condo construction in Toronto, image by Forum contributor mburrrrr

Government notices and announcements: 

Statement from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health regarding case counts for December 1, 2020

Working 24-7 to keep Vaughan safe

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

Markham partners with SkipTheDishes to support local restaurants during the holiday season

Transformational Donation to Markham Stouffville Hospital

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for December 2, 2020

Mississauga: COVID-19 Lockdown – Week 1 Enforcement Includes Thousands of Inspections

Mississauga: COVID-19 Lockdown – Temporary Lay – Offs for Part-Time employees in non-essential services

Ontario Collaborates with Industry Experts to Plan the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

The faces of Metrolinx – Part two of photo feature exploring transit workers keeping systems moving amid COVID

RE/MAX: Canadian Housing Market Outlook (2021)

RE/MAX: Toronto Housing Market Outlook (2021)

RE/MAX: Hamilton Burlington Housing Market Outlook (2021)

RE/MAX: Brampton Housing Market Outlook (2021)

RE/MAX: Mississauga Housing Market Outlook (2021)

RE/MAX: Oakville Housing Market Outlook (2021)

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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.