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Ontario’s Stay-at-Home Order – Impacts on the Building Industry

April 19, 2021

What is the Stay-at-Home order?

Ontario has taken urgent actions to combat the rising COVID-19 numbers within the province by implementing province-wide restrictions with an extended Stay-at-Home order. The Ontario government says Ontarians must stay at home unless for essential reasons – learn more about the new restrictions here.

When is the Stay-at-Home order over?

As of Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 12:01am, Ontario has added new restrictions to its declaration of emergency and extended the Stay-at-Home order until Thursday, May 20, 2021.

How is construction impacted?

All non-essential workplaces in the construction sector have been closed.

What construction is non-essential and what is essential?

Construction on shopping malls, hotels, and office towers have been deemed non-essential, while construction on health care, long-term care, and residential housing are permitted to continue under the new restrictions – learn more here.

Busy season is approaching, how do we keep up with permit demand during a Stay-at-Home order?

Simply put, go digital for paperless, contactless, and efficient development processes that you and entire communities can do from home. Get in touch with the Cloudpermit team to learn more.

Sending support from our team to yours. Stay safe and please reach out if you have any questions about how construction is impacted by these restrictions, how moving building permits online can help keep local governments safe, or to simply talk about how Ontario’s building industry is staying strong in the province’s third shutdown – we’re here for you.