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Matthew Alter Discusses COVID-19 and the Construction Industry with Urban Toronto


Matthew Alter has been quoted in the article “Toronto Construction Industry Grapples With Covid-19,” published by Urban Toronto.

Writes Morgan Bailer: “As the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic continues to have an impact on the economy, many businesses – sometimes entire industries – have either temporarily shut their doors or have implemented strong work from home policies for an indefinite period. The construction industry has not undergone a complete shutdown yet, with many construction sites open, despite social distancing advisories from all levels of government and health care professionals. Even with construction sites still operating during the pandemic, developers are starting to issue notices to stakeholders such as pre-construction condo buyers, that supply chain issues and potential construction site slowdowns may cause a delay in delivery. Builders may require significant changes and safety precautions to adhere to public health and safety recommendations.”

Says Matthew: “As COVID-19 evolves, the emphasis now is on social distancing, health and safety concerns, and government recommendations.”

Our Construction Group has put together a list of recommendations for the construction industry. Find them here.

Read the full story in Urban Toronto.