April 5, 2022


  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • TCA Member Benefit
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • Industry News
  • Important TCA Updates
  • Industry Events
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
TCA Member Spotlight

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Advertise your products and service in TCA's Weekly E-Connect bulletin. This email blast is sent to the members on Tuesday morning of each week. Please visit our website, or contact Vishawn Thompson for details.
Ontario Line construction begins

Construction is underway on a new subway project that will cut through the centre of downtown Toronto.

At a ground-breaking ceremony on the weekend, Premier Doug Ford said the 15.6-kilometre subway line will have 15 stops and provide relief from overcrowding on existing transit.

The new subway will run from Ontario Place south of Exhibition Place through the downtown core to the Ontario Science Centre in North York. It will connect with 40 other transit routes, including GO train lines, TTC subway and streetcar stops and a new east-west light rail line, the Eglinton Crosstown, that is currently being built.

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Toronto to mandate pre-application processes

In advance of changes to the City of Toronto’s regulations and amendments concerning pre-application consultation procedures, legal firm Cassels has crafted a summary to help keep developers up to date on how this may impact planned projects as of November 1, 2022, the date the new requirements will come into effect.

In early February, city council voted to adopt changes to the Toronto Municipal Code that will require mandatory consultations. The pre-application process is currently only voluntary for many of the applications it processes. Changes will affect official plan amendments, zoning bylaw amendments, site plan approvals and plans of subdivision.

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New! Latest editions of the National Model Codes now available

As of March 28, 2022, code users can access the latest, updated editions of the National Model Codes, including the National Building Code of Canada 2020, the National Fire Code of Canada 2020, the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2020, and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020. The codes are developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC), and are published by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The CCBFC has included nearly 400 updates in the latest editions of the National Model Codes. These replace the 2015 and 2017 editions of the codes.

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Orion Construction to build new Bothwell-Accurate building

Bothwell-Accurate, a nearly century-old waterproofing, glazing and roofing specialist with roots in Ontario, is consolidating its western operations in Lower Mainland B.C., setting up a Western Canadian headquarters in Surrey’s Campbell Heights Business Park.

The new commercial building will bring Bothwell-Accurate’s western office, warehouse and manufacturing operations under a single roof, while also providing space to double their local workforce and add important, skilled jobs to the community. 

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Wages key issue as ICI trades hunker down for April bargaining

It has been slow going for Ontario’s unionized ICI sector this bargaining season with few new deals ratified barely a month before all collective deals expire. By law in Ontario ICI collective agreements expire every three years, with this term’s deadline set for April 30.

Electrical workers reached a deal Feb. 17, the ironworkers were voting whether to ratify their tentative agreement March 28 and 29, but in other sectors serious negotiations are just beginning.

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EllisDon awarded West Lincoln Memorial Hospital redevelopment project

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) has been selected as contractor of choice to rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)made the announcement Monday, selecting EDIH after extensive evaluations as part of a process which began in June 2021. The redevelopment project will involve the construction of a new, larger hospital on the property behind the existing facility.

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Enbridge Gas provides over $50,000 for energy-efficiency projects at Coco Paving in Belleville

Through the Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) Industrial Energy Conservation program, Coco Paving Inc. (Coco Group) is receiving $51,348 in support of recent energy efficiency upgrades at its Belleville facility. This investment not only helps the company reduce costs, lower emissions and improve competitiveness, but it also contributes to Ontario’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Canadian construction company—one of the largest in the country—received incentives for three projects completed at its Belleville site in 2021.

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Skills Ontario alumni share success stories and advice in video series

Anew video series by Skills Ontario features skilled professionals sharing their journeys, success stories and advice in an effort to promote trade and technology careers to youth.

The 20-part series, Success Stories from Skilled Professionals, profiles individuals from the construction, industrial, motive power, service and technology skilled sectors and includes a cabinetmaker, architectural technologist, a welder and a plumber, to name a few. Wade Ellis, a site supervisor for Gen-Pro General Contracting, based in Burlington, Ont. and a Skills Ontario alumnus, shared his story as part of the video series.

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Important TCA Updates

TCA's Environmental Committee Seminar: Decarbonization in the Building Sector & City of Toronto’s Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy
When: April 6, 2022 | 11:00 AM EST
Location: Zoom
Cost: FREE

This two part seminar focuses on
  • the emerging decarbonization (reducing GHG emissions) regulatory landscape for new and existing institutional, commercial and multi-unit residential buildings. 
  • the City of Toronto’s strategy to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to net zero by 2040 or sooner. 
Antoni Paleshi, Project Director,
Climate Change, Resilience and Sustainability
Ana Maria Medina. Project Manager I Existing Buildings Unit Environment & Energy Division I City of Toronto
Should you have any questions, please contact Vishawn Thompson via email: vthompson@tcaconnect.com.  
TCA's Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Committee Ping Pong Event

Don’t wait ! Purchase your tickets today!
Our Young Construction Leaders ping pong event tickets are on selling fast!

Sign up today and join us on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at SPiN Toronto!

It's going to be an epic evening with 250+ young construction professionals getting their pong on, networking, enjoying delicious appetizers, and lots more! 
For the full details Or to register, click here. 

Email: vthompson@tcaconnect.com │ Phone: 416-499-4000, x4189
Industry events

CSC Building Expo | Metro Toronto Convention Centre — South Building | April 26, 2022
The CSC Toronto Chapter is proud to host the 44th volunteer organized CSC Building Expo. 2022 marks the return of our in-person tradeshow. The Expo continues our tradition of being free for attendees, offering CEU seminars, access to industry experts, and an opportunity to socialize. 

This year’s theme is Comfort and the Wellness of Occupants in the Built Environment. The speakers will address experiences, advancements and future opportunities for the construction industry to build better for occupants.

For more details, click here.

Construction Specifications Canada - Toronto Chapter
31 Adelaide Street East, P.O. BOX 36 
1.844.4CSC.TOR (427.2867) | buildingexpo@csc-dcc.ca | http://toronto.csc-dcc.ca/
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
Apr. 7 & 14 | Thursday | 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Apr. 13 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Apr. 14 & 15 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Apr. 19 - June 21 | Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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