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: Housing markets so far during COVID-19, while CAPREIT, Plaza, Morguard, and Aecon release 2020 year-end results, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Downtown Mississauga, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements: 

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on February 25, 2021

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Toronto Public Health working with schools to respond to variants of concern linked to school settings

CMHC: Housing Markets so far During COVID-19

VIDEO: Mayor Crombie’s COVID-19 Press Conference: Wednesday, February 24, 2020

Mayor Tory encourages people across Toronto to apply now for City of Toronto parks and recreation jobs

#PlayVaughanLocal in the great outdoors

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

CAPREIT Reports Continued Growth and Strong Operating Performance in 2020

We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada

Aecon reports year-end 2020 results

Morguard Corporation Announces 2020 Results and Regular Eligible Dividend

Plaza Retail REIT Announces 2020 Results

Boardwalk REIT Reports Strong Results Through 2020 With Funds From Operation Per Unit Growth of 6.6%


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.