COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry to have January 20, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, contains 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, even 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:   City of Toronto and partners start COVID-19 vaccination pilots for people experiencing homelessness and frontline workers in select shelters,   City of Toronto report outlines plan for bigger and better CaféTO program in 2021 to help local restaurants, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Covid-19, coronavirus, housing market, construction, GTA, Toronto King Street East in Downtown Toronto, image by Forum contributor Od1n

Government notices and announcements:  

City of Toronto and partners start COVID-19 vaccination pilots for people experiencing homelessness and frontline workers in select shelters

City of Toronto’s proof-of-concept Immunization Clinic ordered to pause straight away due to vaccine shortage

City of Toronto report outlines plan for bigger and better CaféTO program in 2021 to help local restaurants

Vaughan: Stay informed

Statements from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti in response to COVID-19

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for January 20, 2021

Canada Announces Support for Rapid Housing in Toronto

Canadian Housing Starts Trended Higher in December

Ontario Achieves Key Milestone with Vaccinations in Long-Term Care

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Jason Simmons wants to UPlift – During state of emergency, one UP Express operator offers musical reminder of joy in the world

Rent Discounts in Toronto Real Estate: Another Symptom of 2020?

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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.