COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for December 9, 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: Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine, Ontario identifies key groups for distribution of initial COVID-19 vaccines, Ontario Federation of Labour urges all-party support for MPP Sattler’s “Stay Home If You Are Sick Act” Private Members Bill, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

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Government notices and announcements: 

Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine

Ontario Identifies Key Groups for Distribution of Initial COVID-19 Vaccines

City of Toronto update on COVID-19

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for December 9, 2020

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

Markham launches new programs to keep you active and offer safe wintertime fun

Ontario Protecting Workers and Employers during COVID-19

Protecting and Supporting the People of Ontario during COVID-19

Activate!Vaughan Innovation Challenge focuses on healthcare innovation

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

Ontario Federation of Labour urges all-party support for MPP Sattler’s “Stay Home If You Are Sick Act” Private Members Bill

Toronto Real Estate Supply: RE/MAX Executive Doubts Vacant Home Tax Will Help

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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.