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: Home Stretch Vaccine Push moves to Taylor-Massey neighbourhood in east end to encourage vaccine uptake, Heinz donates $100,000 to help local restaurants promote their patios this summer, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor lightarchitect

Government notices and announcements: 

Mayor Tory announces expansion to Enhanced Youth Spaces and Youth Hubs at community centres and Toronto Public Library locations across Toronto

Home Stretch Vaccine Push moves to Taylor-Massey neighbourhood in east end to encourage vaccine uptake

Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update (July 26)

Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update (July 24)

Weekend-long #VaxTheNorth clinic at Mel Lastman Square starts today with on-site food, prizes and entertainment, walk-ins welcome (July 24)

City of Toronto making it easier than ever to get vaccinated this weekend

50% of Peel residents age 18 and over are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Nexus REIT Announces Q2 2021 Results Date and July and August 2021 Distributions

Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

Heinz donates $100,000 to help local restaurants promote their patios this summer

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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.