March 8, 2022


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Inflation to reach new heights before dipping

Among the key findings of RSM Canada’s first 2022 edition of The Real Economy, Canada is that inflation will hit five per cent in 2022 before approaching three per cent by the year’s end.

The report from RSM, a global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses, provides a quarterly look at economic analysis and insights into factors driving growth or economic headwinds in Canada’s middle market.

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Naloxone kits on sites is ‘about saving lives’

The Ontario government’s proposed legislation to require all construction sites in Ontario to have naloxone kits onsite is a big step in the right direction, says the Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC).

The measure is one of the key recommendations identified in The Other Pandemic Campaign, launched by the OCC last year to raise awareness on the opioid overdose crisis in the construction industry.

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Heritage Toronto Catholic school to be redeveloped into new six-story structure

The Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto and the Toronto Catholic District School Board have proposed redeveloping the St. Michael’s Choir School into a new six-story structure, combining heritage elements from the existing building with modernized learning spaces.

Urban Toronto reports that the redeveloped site 56-66 Bond St. will become an integrated all-boys elementary and secondary school. The structure will include classrooms, musical spaces, a gymnasium and a rooftop playground.

KPMB + VG Architects are working as a joint venture as they did between 2010 and 2020 on the rehabilitation of the St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, adjacent to the school near St. Michael’s Hospital.

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Ontario removing barriers for out-of-province skilled workers

The Ontario government has announced plans to help workers in over 30 in-demand professions move to the province with their families while continuing their careers. The changes, if passed, would tackle Ontario’s historic labour shortage – the largest in a generation – by ensuring out-of-province workers can register in their regulated profession or trade within 30 days.

Unfilled jobs cost the province billions in lost productivity. Between July and September of 2021, there were 338,835 vacant jobs across Ontario, including many in the skilled trades. To give Ontario a competitive advantage, the government plans to introduce legislation that ensures workers from other provinces can get their credentials processed within a service standard of 30 business days. 

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EIFS Council of Canada announces their 2022 Architectural Design Awards Program

The EIFS Council of Canada announces the opening of its 2022 Architectural Design Awards Program. This is the sixth consecutive year that the EIFS Council of Canada has run their prestigious Awards Program. The Program was initiated to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects.

The ECC’s award-winning projects represent the very best of EIFS projects in Canada. Last year’s Grand Prize was awarded to 109 King Avenue by Barry Bryan Associates. This year, the EIFS Council encourages all architects, design professionals, and contractors to submit their recent EIFS projects for the opportunity to be selected as the Grand Prize recipient.

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Silent Killer Lurks – Managing the deadly risk of asbestos

Maintainers making repairs or anyone else working in a facility may encounter asbestos. It wraps around pipes and elbows, it lines boilers and it’s present in a host of ordinary construction materials, including wallboard and ceiling tiles.

Asbestos is often safely contained and the threat to average workers is minimal. Maintenance and repair work, however, can involve making changes to systems with asbestos fibres being released into the air (i.e. sawing pipes wrapped in asbestos; and cutting holes in walls, floors and ceilings that were built with asbestos-containing materials). The right approach to asbestos safety involves understanding the hazards and knowing how to protect yourself and fellow workers. Crucial elements are awareness and the provision of effective training.

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Pricing COVID risks into contracts a major challenge: CI panel

The newest COVID-related challenge buffeting Canada’s construction sector is not keeping workers safe or creating vaccine policies but rather it’s properly pricing risks in a world of inflated costs and unpredictable supply chains.

The Canadian Institute (CI) assembled three legal and claims experts Feb. 24 for a panel titled Managing Your Projects, COVID-Related Risks and Delays.

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Leak detection program saves Hamilton over $537,000

Efforts to proactively detect water leaks in underground pipes across the City of Hamilton save the city about $537,068 last year. The program was launched In early 2021, after a two-year long pilot.

In 2021, Hamilton treated and distributed over 74 million cubic metres of water to homes and staff identified broken and leaking watermains as the top cause of water loss, with about 300 watermain breaks each year. 

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New Long-Term Care Home in Ajax Marks a Month of Milestones

Lakeridge Health, Infrastructure Ontario, and PCL Construction celebrated a culmination of milestone events for Lakeridge Gardens, the new long-term care home located next to Ajax Pickering Hospital.

Last month, Lakeridge Health announced the home’s name, Lakeridge Gardens, after completing a community consultation that included feedback and perspectives from over 600 Durham Region residents. The Ontario government also celebrated the state-of-the-art long-term care home on February 1 during an event with the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, and several Cabinet Ministers and other dignitaries.

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Important TCA Updates
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2022

YCL Ping Pong Tournament is back at SPiN Toronto!
We are thrilled to announce that our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Committee will be hosting its annual ping pong event on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at SPiN Toronto! 

Please be sure to save the date: Thursday, April 14, 2022, in your calendar — YOU don't want to miss out! More details to follow.

For inquiries, you may contact Vishawn Thompson | 416-499-4000, x4189

TCA’s 2022 SEMINAR SERIES: The next normal

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When: March 10, 2022 | 11:00 AM EST
Location: Zoom


The COVID-19 crisis looks set to accelerate an overdue transformation of the country’s largest ecosystem. We will discuss some of the major shifts that will radically change the construction value chain, and offer a blueprint for the next normal ahead.
Mark Casaletto really ‘digs’ construction! Mark is a leadership expert who has spent the better part of his career leading, reshaping, launching companies in the tech, data, analytics, and non-residential construction space. A futurist, a passionate empathetic leader, a thought strategist, and a self-described data geek, who has spoken globally. He provides insight and intelligence on the state and economics of the Canadian construction industry, trends, and current events impacting the industry as well as how the digital space and technology are transforming and changing the way we work in Construction.

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Tools for Success - Season 3 - Construction Law Webinar Series Invitation
WeirBack! WeirFoulds Construction Lawyers Krista Chaytor and Jeff Scorgie return with Tools for Success: Season 3 - A comprehensive four-part practical webinar series designed to highlight the latest changes and developments that impact the construction industry. Click here to learn more.
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
Mar. 8 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 9 – 11 | Wednesday - Friday | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
Mar. 9 & 16 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Construction 101 and Beyond (4 Gold Seal credits)
Mar. 9, 10, 16 & 17 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

NEW Integrated Design & Delivery (1 Gold Seal credit)
Mar. 10 & 11 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Close Out a Construction Project (1 Gold Seal credit)
Mar. 14 & 15 | Monday & Tuesday | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST

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