COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for March 12, 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: Ontario marks one-year anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic, So you’ve been away from GO Transit during a year of fighting COVID-19 – Counting some of the changes since many riders last got on board, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

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

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Marks One Year Anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic

Residents 80 years of age and older can now register online for COVID-19 vaccinations at a City of Toronto immunization clinic

Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update – March 12

City of Toronto opening 133,000 online COVID-19 vaccination bookings tomorrow for eligible seniors, vaccinations at three City-run clinics starting next Wednesday

Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update – March 11 

City of Toronto opening 133,000 online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for City-run immunization clinics for residents born in 1941 or earlier

City of Toronto online COVID-19 vaccination booking for residents born in 1941 or earlier

City of Toronto launches city-wide community mobilization vaccine campaign

Toronto City Council approves Memorandum of Understanding with United Property Resource Corporation to create 500 new affordable homes

Council unanimously approves creating 971 new affordable rental homes through the City’s Open Door Program

Vaughan: Ready, Resilient, Resourceful

Vaughan continues to provide support for the local economy

Mississauga Participates in the Safe Restart Funding Program with Thanks

City of Mississauga Dims Clock Tower in Honour of Lives Lost to COVID-19

Ontario Providing Support to Local Fire Services During COVID-19

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

RE/MAX: A Closer Look at the Trends Across the York Region Housing Market

So you’ve been away from GO Transit during a year of fighting COVID-19 – Counting some of the changes since many riders last got on board

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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.