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COVID-19: UrbanToronto Updates from the Industry for April 8, 2021
April 9, 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. 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:


Many of you may be working virtually from home as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But working at home can be distracting -- if you have pets and children sharing your workspace, you may overlook potential fire hazards. To help keep your home office safe, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service has some fire prevention tips to keep in mind.

The first tip is around electronic devices -- from computers and printers to charging devices and lamps, your office likely has many devices that need to be plugged in at the same time. Remember to use a certified power bar and not put too many plugs into one outlet, which can overwhelm the outlet. Another important reminder: do not use extension cords as permanent wiring, and do not run cords under rugs or floors as this can overheat the wires.

During your lunch or snack breaks, remember these cooking safety tips:

For more information and at-home fire safety tips, visit