COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for November 20, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts to 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: Ontario extends COVID-19 orders—Toronto and Peel to enter Lockdown on Monday, How COVID has impacted transit—Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes, Distillery Historic District announces updated mask wearing protocol, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, TorontoToronto skyline, image by Forum contributor skycandy

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

UPDATED: Chief Medical Officer of Health and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health to Hold Bi-Weekly Media Briefings

Ontario Announces 13 New Ontario Health Teams

City of Toronto to more than double its supply of winter park washrooms

Applications are now open for COVID-19 resilience Infrastructure Stream for Municipalities in Ontario

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

Distillery Historic District Announces Updated Mask Wearing Protocol

ULI Toronto: New Rules of Engagement? Planning and Development in Doug Ford’s Ontario

RE/MAX Blog: Hamilton Real Estate Trends That You Need to See

RE/MAX Blog: Are Condos a Good Investment?

LIUNA Local 183: E.I. Application Help is Now Available


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.