February 15, 2022


  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • TCA Member Benefit
  • Industry News
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • Important TCA Updates - Premier Doug Ford to deliver keynote at TCA's 154th Annual General Meeting
  • Industry Events
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
Canadian construction activity expected to grow

Strong levels of construction activity are expected to continue in Canada in 2022, despite mounting concerns around sourcing materials and labour, says the latest RICS/Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) Construction Monitor.

Looking at research gathered in the final quarter of 2021, 40 per cent of construction experts who responded to the survey said they continue to see increases in demand for construction work. That is a small dip from the 46 per cent in the previous quarter, but new infrastructure projects have the industry optimistic.

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Ajax long-term care home first built through new Ontario program

After 13 months of construction, a new long-term care home has been completed in Ajax, Ontario, under the province’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program.

Led by PCL Construction, Infrastructure Ontario, Lakeridge Health, and the provincial government, this is the first long-term care project developed under the program. It is also part of the government’s $6.4 billion investment to have 30,000 new long-term care beds by 2028, as well as 28,000 upgraded beds across the province.

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Contracts awarded for design and construction of Ontario Place public realm

Infrastructure Ontario has awarded the commission to work with the Province of Ontario on the design and construction of the public realm at Ontario Place to Toronto-based urban design, landscape architecture and environmental planning firm LANDinc and New York design landscape architecture firm Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP).

The public realm will accommodate a range of activities across the site for play, rest and exploration through a blended landscape design with land art, culture and ecologically-based strategies, indicates a release.

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Pomerleau Capital launches PCap Infrastructure & Renewables Fund

Pomerleau Capital announced the launch of PCap Infrastructure & Renewables Fund, to supplement its existing work in the financing of infrastructure and renewable energy projects. The fund, which has received the backing from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), will create long-term value for its investors by leveraging Pomerleau’s construction experience and its position in Canada in renewable energy projects through its subsidiary Borea Construction. Under the leadership of a management team with infrastructure experience, the fund will deploy over $85 million in long-term equity investments in infrastructure and renewable energy projects across Canada and the U.S. that have the ability to generate stable and predictable revenues.

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HCRA processes 7000-plus licence applications in first year

Ontario’s Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) has published data to highlight its first year of operation. The organization launched on Feb. 1, 2021, as Ontario’s newest regulator, responsible for licensing the people and companies who build and sell new homes in the province.

To receive and/or maintain a licence from HCRA, builders and vendors must demonstrate that they have the right technical skills to build homes, the financial capacity to run a homebuilding operation and the knowledge and ability to offer warranty protection on a new home. 

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Stakeholders praise task force’s solutions to ‘complex’ housing crisis

Ontario residential construction stakeholders have unqualified praise for a recent Housing Affordability Task Force report that calls for sweeping changes to the province’s planning, zoning, permitting and appeals system to enable more homes to be built more quickly.

If implemented, the task force’s recommendations could enable 1.5 million homes to be built in the next decade, the report suggests, a number in sharp contrast to the 75,000 housing units built in Ontario in 2020. The report, issued Feb. 8, noted Ontario is 1.2 million homes short of the G7 average.

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RFP issued to shortlisted teams for Scarborough Subway extension project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) package for the Scarborough Subway Extension project. Teams have been shortlisted and invited to bid on the package, which is being delivered using a Progressive Design-Build delivery model.

Shortlisted teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in September 2021.

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Building construction price indexes rise in Q4 2021

Construction costs were up in the fourth quarter of 2021. The residential building sector experienced an increase of 3.8 per cent, while the non-residential segment saw costs rise 2.7 per cent, a slight deceleration from the previous quarter.

Non-residential building construction costs rose the most in Ottawa, Toronto, and Edmonton. However, for both Ottawa and Toronto, the quarterly growth decelerated compared with the previous quarter.

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Important TCA Updates
Premier Doug Ford to deliver keynote at TCA's 154th Annual General Meeting & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation - Thursday, February 17, 2022!
The Toronto Construction Association (TCA) 154th Annual General Meeting & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation for the year 2021 will be conducted on Thursday, February 17, 2022, online via Zoom at 2:00 PM EST.

The Keynote will be delivered by Premier Doug Ford.

We encourage all members to register and join us for this important gathering. The TCA 2022 budget will be presented along with the audited 2021 financial statements followed by the announcement of the "Best of Best" awards recipient recognizing members for their project achievements and outstanding contributions across the industry.

Please click here for the full details and to register.

**This event is open to TCA members only.**
Premier Doug Ford
TCA's Annual Ski Day is less than two weeks away Don't wait to get your tickets!
Join us for our 39th annual ski day event, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, for an exhilarating day of skiing or snowboarding on one of the most beautifully groomed trails. Don't ski or snowboard? Come out and enjoy networking, great giveaways, plus lots more!

This great day of winter fun is not to be missed! 

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Craigleith Ski Club

Click here for the full details and to register.
Industry events

When: March 8 – 11, 2022
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and The Douglas. 

When: March 31 - April 1, 2022
Location: The International Centre, Mississauga 
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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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
The Construction Act (3 hours, 0.5 Gold Seal credit)
Feb 16 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Feb 16 & 17 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Profitable Contracting (1 Gold Seal credit)
Feb 16 & 17 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Winning Pre–qualifications (1 Gold Seal credit)
Feb 17 & 18 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Feb 18 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Feb 22 | Tuesday | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development