COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for December 18, 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: TTC’s proposed 2021 budget preserves priority service with no fare increase, City of Brampton releases powerful short film to inspire behavioural changes in the fight against COVID-19, and more news from the COVID-19 front.

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Government notices and announcements: 

Ontario Supports Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

Ontario Supporting Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Ontario Launches Historic Long-Term Care Staffing Plan

Planned City of Toronto holiday camps and instructional programs cancelled due to COVID-19

Mayor Bevilacqua praises local youth for starting businesses during pandemic

PSA: City of Markham reports seven cases of COVID-19 at Markham fire station

City of Brampton releases powerful short film to inspire behavioural changes in the fight against COVID-19

Private sector/other notices and announcements:

TTC’s proposed 2021 budget preserves priority service with no fare increase

Chartwell provides business update related to COVID-19 pandemic

Committed to Communities across Canada, Cadillac Fairview gives more than $800,000 in Donations in time for the Holidays

UNIFOR: Ontario long-term care staffing timeline lacks urgency

PROREIT Announces December 2020 Distribution and Provides December Rent Collection Update

Ontario Hospital Association Calls for Immediate Action to Avoid Devastating Surge in COVID-19 Patients

BTB Provides A Year-End Review and Wishes to Thank Investors and Collaborators for Their Support

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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.