The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts on 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: Today marks the one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Ontario, Toronto Public Health working with partners to keep people safe from new COVID-19 variants, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor skycandy

Government notices and announcements: 

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Toronto Public Health working with partners to keep people safe from new COVID-19 variants 

Today Marks the One Year Anniversary of the First COVID-19 Case in Ontario

Small Businesses Apply for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant in Growing Numbers

January 22 - Temporary changes to in-person Service Brampton hours of operation beginning January 25

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Ontario Long-Term Care COVID-19 Crisis: 100 Organizations Send Clear Message to Premier Ford, This is an Emergency, We Need Action Now

Will Doug Ford finally recognize Security Guards as Essential Workers?

TCA COVID-19 and Construction Updates - January 14, 2021

MiWay COVID-19 updates


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.