But according to provincial guidelines, all residential renovation work, including landscaping, is considered essential. Residential construction activities, projects and related services are considered essential, confirmed Kalem McSween, spokesman for the Ministry of Labor, Training and Skills Development. Our team is ready to help answer questions about the interpretation of the regulation itself, including any future clarifications or amendments that may be published, as well as possible implications under various construction contracts. While many construction projects may continue under regulation, some will be required to close operations.
Our webinar on the closure of construction near the start of the pandemic provides useful guidance on how to address decisions related to closure and how to implement measures to address the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford has released a list of construction projects that will be considered essential during the lockdown. New residential construction where a standing permit has been granted will be allowed to continue, as will residential renovation works. Commercial construction is restricted to a list of essential buildings and maintenance services.
All residential construction is allowed, including work in affordable housing. In addition, the province has considered essential services related to residential construction. Both new and ongoing renovations are allowed, as well as adjacent services such as painting, a MOL spokesman confirmed. The construction of swimming pools, the installation of fences and other improvements of residential properties are also allowed.
Those regulations say contractors can continue residential property renovations and construction work began before Jan. Therefore, residential construction can continue, but nothing is mentioned regarding residential renovations. Are we in the same category? Construction activities allowed to continue reflect priorities related to the pandemic, including health care, personal protective equipment, affordable housing and long-term care. A) are associated with the health care or long-term care sector, including new facilities, expansions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be reused for healthcare spaces; Lyons says most of the work, at the local level, can continue because it is for new schools, institutions, residential housing, as well as road and sewerage works.
Construction projects and services associated with the health and long-term care sector, including new facilities, extensions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be reused for healthcare spaces. Wilkes said that even though work continues on existing renovations and repairs, the crackdown on new renovation projects will bring the growing sector below its current level of economic strength.