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COVID-19 is a crisis today and is creating a new normal tomorrow. From getting through the current challenge to forecasting and preparing for what’s coming—whatever it may be—we are here to assist you. On this page you will find information on the evolving COVID-19 situation and insights on how to respond.

Latest Insights

Our leaders and experts share knowledge about COVID-19 and its impact.

Shaping Our Future

This Playbook provides clear and practical activations that business, government at all levels and regional organizations can implement to reimagine the Innovation Corridor’s economic recovery.

Click here to access the report.

Retrofitting Our Urban Region – Key Recommendations Report

Part of Reimagining Recovery’s Work Track 3, this report brought together 175 city building professionals to think through the social and economic challenges presented by COVID-19, and makes nearly 80 pragmatic recommendations for government and businesses. Discussions ranged from commercial and residential real estate, to the public realm and cultural sector. Governments, associations, companies, and communities can use this report to spark their own efforts to retrofit, redesign, and reimagine our region

Click here to access the report.

Retrofitting Our Urban Region – Working Group Recommendations

In June 2020, nearly 200 city builders, leaders and experts in infrastructure and community planning participated in a virtual symposium to discuss ways of retrofitting our urban region and encouraging recovery – all under the banner of Reimagining Recovery’s Work Track 3.

Click here to access the summary document.

Jan De Silva Discusses Reimagining Recovery Framework with Dave Trafford on The Next Normal Podcast

In this interview, published on May 25, 2020, Jan De Silva, President & CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, joined Richard Joy of the Urban Land Institute Toronto, and Scott Beck of Tourism Toronto, on Dave Trafford’s new podcast, The Next Normal, to provide a closer look at each recovery stage in the Board’s recently launched Reimagining Recovery framework.

Click here to listen to the full interview.


Watch, listen, read and learn as we offer businesses counsel on getting through COVID-19.

The return to physical workspaces poses a number of challenges for small and medium businesses. This is your digital toolkit for safely welcoming your employees back to your work. Click here to access the Toolkit.

Hear from experts on how can we retrofit the physical realm of our urban region, as more people begin moving beyond their homes. Click here to watch the webcast.

Join us for a roundtable discussion as we explore the role of technology in balancing customer experience and business operations. Click here to watch the webcast.

In the first edition of this video series, join the Hon. Mary Ng to discuss trade opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. Click here to watch the webcast.

Government and International Response Updates

From government, members, and other key sources. For critical business support programs, visit our Access Supports & Action Portal.