We are back with our industry updates, sharing information and status updates from around the industry on a regular basis as a means to keep UrbanToronto readers in the loop. We are covering updates related to rules, regulations, and shutdowns that are being enforced as a result of the global pandemic that impact the real estate and building industries in Toronto. 

In today's report: The Weston 7 area is changing; A first in Canada as transit customers can tap on with debit as part of PRESTO contactless payment pilot on UP Express; City of Toronto announces new initiatives and programs to expedite the creation and protection of affordable housing; and more news:

The future Ordinance Park, just north of Fort York, image by UT Forum contributor Northern Light

Government notices and announcements:

Ontario Helping Newcomers Start Their Careers

Ontario Announces Municipalities’ 2022 Funding Under the $500 Million Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund

Alectra, Enbridge Gas & Markham team up to minimize GHG emissions, maximize grid benefits

City of Toronto announces new initiatives and programs to expedite the creation and protection of affordable housing

The Weston 7 area is changing

All Eyes on Mississauga as Global Tech Firms Continue to Invest in The City

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Metrolinx: A first in Canada as transit customers can tap on with debit as part of PRESTO contactless payment pilot on UP Express

Metrolinx: Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

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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.