COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 16, 2021

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: Ford announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases threaten to remain high all summer, Toronto’s Accessibility Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines to address equity gaps in vaccine access for people with disabilities, High Park cherry blossoms go virtual again with #BloomAtHome, park remains open for local use, and more news.

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, TorontoMississauga construction with Toronto skyline in the distance, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

Government notices and announcements: 

Ford announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases threaten to remain high all summer

Toronto’s Accessibility Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines to address equity gaps in vaccine access for people with disabilities

High Park cherry blossoms go virtual again with #BloomAtHome, park remains open for local use

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update (April 15)

Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update (April 16)

City of Toronto purchases two buildings to create 334 homes with support services for people in need

City of Toronto issues first debenture this year to help fund key capital projects

Honouring Vaughan’s outstanding volunteers

Ontario Supporting Business Investment and Prosperity during COVID-19

Ontario Supporting the Non-Profit Sector during COVID-19

Ontario Announces Emergency Child Care for Critical Frontline Workers

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

RE/MAX: Ontario Real Estate and COVID-19: New Rules In Effect

Dream Industrial REIT Announces Continued Portfolio Transformation, Development Update and $175 Million Equity Offering

Terra Firma Capital Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2020 Financial Results

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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.