COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for June 23, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects in Toronto, including major impacts on the 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. 

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In today’s report: The City of Toronto launches the Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy to coordinate vaccine outreach to vulnerable youth, Toronto Vaccine Day closing in on more than 21,000 bookings, partnering with TTC and Metrolinx for free rides to and from vaccination clinics, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Providing Accessible Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Team Toronto Sprint Strategy 2.0 continues to increase vaccine uptake and expands strategy

We shoot! We score! Toronto Vaccine Day reaches new North American record 25,000 bookings

The City of Toronto launches the Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy to coordinate vaccine outreach to vulnerable youth

Toronto Vaccine Day closing in on more than 21,000 bookings, partnering with TTC and Metrolinx for free rides to and from vaccination clinics

Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update

More than 10,000 people booked for Toronto Vaccine Day, 5,000 more appointments opened for record-setting “Our Winning Shot” clinic

Mayor Tory encourages residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine dose that is available to combat the Delta variant and protect Toronto’s success

Team Toronto vaccination initiative reaches milestone of 60 per cent of Toronto youth receiving first dose of vaccine

Team Toronto administers more than 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Team Toronto vaccination partners celebrate three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered, more than 30 per cent of adults now fully vaccinated

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

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for June 24, 2021

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

ULI Toronto: WLI Championship Team Celebration – The Future of Workplace: A discussion to decode the post-pandemic workplace and its implications

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How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

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.