August 24, 2021

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Opioid crisis prompts creation of toolkit for trades
new Canadian toolkit of resources for dealing with substance abuse in the workplace has been released targeting the construction and transportation sectors specifically as the industries most in need of help.

The toolkit, titled Substance Use and the Workplace: Supporting Employers and Employees in the Trades, was unveiled by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) Aug 10. The CCSA explained trades are being targeted because they are being disproportionately affected by the current wave of opioid deaths in Canada that has seen over 19,000 people die from their use since 2016.

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Ontario and Toronto Start Delivery of SmartTrack Stations Program

The Ontario government and the City of Toronto have signed a revised “Ontario-Toronto Agreement in Principle,” endorsing the SmartTrack Stations Program, bringing the transit initiative one step closer to construction. The Program will see five new stations along existing GO rail corridors, offering more frequent rapid transit service for the people of Toronto. With the agreement now signed, Metrolinx is moving forward with the procurement to build four stations located at St. Clair-Old Weston, Finch-Kennedy, King-Liberty and Bloor-Lansdowne, with the final station – East Harbour – being delivered through Ontario’s Transit-Oriented Communities Program. All five stations are anticipated to be open and operational by 2026. 

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Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre receives $20 million for urgent capital work

The Government of Canada says it will provide $20 million over the next two years for urgent capital projects at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

The federal Harbourfront Centre Funding Program provides operating funding to the Harbourfront Centre to allow it to offer access to cultural, educational and recreational programs and activities on the Toronto waterfront, to support its fixed operating costs and to facilitate the Harbourfront Centre’s ability to leverage funding from other sources and pursue other revenue-generating strategies.

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Survey a ‘wake-up call,’ reveals most construction projects are over budget and late

A new survey finds budget and schedule overruns are the norm for construction projects, with the results serving as an important “wake-up call” for owners in North America. The survey, commissioned by Procore Technologies, Inc., a construction management software provider, and conducted in May and June by international research firm IDC, revealed 75 per cent of owners were over planned budgets on their projects, 77 per cent were late, and, on average, projects were 70 days late compared to their original estimates.

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Report suggests Ontario needs $52 billion in infrastructure repairs

Ontario’s fiscal watchdog estimates 45 per cent of municipal infrastructure in the province needs repairs, which it says will cost about $52 billion.

The Financial Accountability Office warns, however, that the backlog of infrastructure in need of fixing is likely higher since the data it examined is incomplete.

In a report published on Monday, August 16, 2021, the office looked at the condition of municipal infrastructure and costs as of last year to keep assets in good repair.

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ULI Toronto hosting virtual tour of BAC North Tower

Urban Land Institute of Toronto will host a virtual tour of the third and final tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre (BAC) complex in Toronto’s Financial District.

The exclusive event, to be held on Tuesday, August 31 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., will feature members of the project team offering a behind the scenes view of the development. It includes panelists from Brookfield Properties, KPMB Architects, Entuitive and Multiplex Construction Canada Ltd.

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Important TCA Updates
Ladies—don't forget to purchase your tickets for TCA's 2nd Annual Women's Golf Day: Wednesday, September 8, 2021!
Register now and join us on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Angus Glen Golf Club - North Course! Don't miss out on attending this amazing event!

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Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
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TCIC Upcoming Courses
Sept. 1 & 8 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Sept. 2 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Sept. 8 & 9 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Sept.13, 20 & 27,| Monday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Sept. 15 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development