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 temporarily pauses residential evictions, Construction alliance calls on governments to ensure funds flow for 2021 building season, City of Toronto supporting new provincial regulations and stay-at-home order, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto Mississauga, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Temporarily Pauses Residential Evictions

Ontario Increasing Workplace Inspections during COVID-19

Toronto Public Health launches new case-control study focused on residents who recently tested negative for COVID-19

City of Toronto supporting new provincial regulations and stay-at-home order

City of Toronto launches 2021 tax-supported budgets

City of Toronto modifies services to adhere to and support new provincial regulations and stay-at-home order

Toronto Public Health expands case and contact management work

Vaughan: The fight to combat COVID-19 continues

Vaughan business community comes together virtually

Markham under Stay-at-Home Order starting January 14

COVID-19 Response – As Second Provincial Emergency Declared, Mississauga Council Advocates for Sick Pay For Low Income Workers

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Construction alliance calls on governments to ensure funds flow for 2021 building season

GTA REALTORS® Urge City of Toronto to Make Housing Issues a Priority (PDF download)

ULI Toronto: Candid Conversations: A One on One with Leslie Woo and Richard Joy

Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.