The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts on the 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 vaccine booking expanding to Ontarians 18+ ahead of schedule, How the business of GO Transit has continued throughout the ongoing pandemic, Frontline public transit workers lining up to get COVID-19 vaccine, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor iisnewman

Government notices and announcements: 

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule

Team Toronto has almost 50 COVID-19 vaccination clinics operating this weekend

Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Vaughan: Celebrating our Public Works heroes!

Ontario adding 2,000 nurses to the health care system

Ontario Donating an Additional 2,000 Ventilators to Support COVID-19 Response in India

Ontario Providing More Relief for Tourism Industry

CMHC: Canadian housing starts remained elevated in April

Ontario Supports Innovation in Virtual Learning

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

How the business of GO Transit has continued throughout the ongoing pandemic

Frontline public transit workers lining up to get COVID-19 vaccine

ULI Toronto: WLI Reset Symposium - A multisector deep dive to co-create solutions for building back better

ULI Toronto: Lessons from London: Transport for London's Post-Pandemic Public Transit Rebound

Families, Residents, LTC Workers, Concerned Citizens Virtually “Pack the Galleries” at the Ontario Legislature to Demand Ford Finally Take Action to Fix Long-Term Care

Hamilton Building Trades welcome LRT funding, announce workforce development


How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

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.