April 26, 2022


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  • Industry Events
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  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
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Mass timber Passive House condo project looks to be an industry game-changer

Plans are in the works for the first-ever mass timber Passive House condo project in Toronto, a venture between R-Hauz, Windmill Developments and Leader Lane that will include three six-storey residential buildings.

The project, to be built near the Mimico GO station in Etobicoke, will have a total of 83 units. R-Hauz has been working to create a repeatable design that can be easily built on sites in close proximity to one another.

Much of the materials used in the building, including wall panels and flooring, will be prefabricated in a factory off-site and then trucked in when builders need the materials and be assembled at the worksite.

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City of Toronto breaks ground for Toronto’s first net zero community centre

Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee and Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee recently broke ground for the new North East Scarborough Community Recreation & Child Care Centre.

This Centre, which is located south of the Rouge National Urban Park at 8450 Sheppard Ave. E., will be the City of Toronto’s first net zero energy and emissions community recreation facility. The building will also house the City’s second net zero child care centre.

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Graham Awarded Progressive Design-Build Contract for New Fort St. James Hospital

Following Graham’s award last year of the Design Early Works Agreement for the Stuart Lake Hospital redevelopment, we are proud to announce we recently signed the Design-Build Agreement for the same project. This is Infrastructure BC’s first progressive design-build contract and the hospital will be constructed for the Northern Health Authority. 

The new hospital will be three times larger than the current one. It will have 27 beds, including 18 long-term care beds. There will be an expanded emergency department with two treatment rooms, a trauma bay and ambulance bay.

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Verster says Metrolinx working hard to contain project costs amidst inflation

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster says in the agency’s latest podcast that projects being brought to market are being adjusted as commodity prices spike and that a special concern is the availability of skilled workers to carry out those projects.

A confluence of factors has come together to reduce the number of bidders of projects, Verster said, noting supply chain disruption is another source of headaches. Metrolinx currently has $80 billion worth of projects either in market or in various stages of procurement.

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City of London and EllisDon deliver affordable housing development

EllisDon, together with the City of London, celebrated the opening of a new 61-unit affordable housing development located at 122 Baseline Road West.

The apartment building is one of the first projects successfully completed under the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative. The four-storey apartment complex consists of one, two, and three-bedroom units along with common-use support spaces on each floor aimed at providing Londoners at risk of experiencing homelessness a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home

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Three tentative deals reached in ICI bargaining

Three trades in Ontario’s ICI sector are reported to have reached tentative contract agreements with their employers.

Wayne Peterson, executive director of the Construction Employers Coordinating Council of Ontario, reported late Wednesday that rodworkers, painters and tile and terrazzo have reached tentative deals that included wage increases of about nine per cent over three years in each case.

Further details including ratification information were not immediately available.

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SmartLiving plans 22-storey Jane-Finch rental tower on shopping centre parking lot

SmartLiving, SmartCentres REIT’s residential sub-brand, plans to construct a new high-rise tower adjacent to Yorkgate Mall, steps away from the future Jane-Finch LRT station.

Urban Toronto reports that the 22-storey high rise is the first significant new rental building proposed for the Jane-Finch neighbourhood in nearly 40 decades. There will be 294 rental units.

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Sustainable Buildings Canada calls on industry to accelerate deep retrofits of country’s aging buildings

According to Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) there has never been a better time for building owners and operators to invest in improving their aging building infrastructure. The non-profit organization points to numerous government incentives and commitments recently outlined in the 2022 federal budget as reasons to act now. In addition, rising energy costs and increased climate events have made the case for investing now in our aging buildings even more urgent.

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Important TCA Updates
TCA's 2022 Golf tickets are officially sold out | Sponsorship and dinner tickets are available for purchase!
Our annual golf tickets are sold out but you can still participate! Become a sponsor or consider joining us for dinner! Click here, for the full details. 
Industry events

City of Toronto's Better Buildings Partnership Monthly Webinar: Building Performance Benchmarking 101 | April 27, 2022
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 12:00 – 12:45 pm, the City of Toronto's Better Buildings Partnership team will be hosting an introductory webinar on building performance benchmarking. This event is geared towards buildings in Toronto required to report under Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulation, however anyone interested in learning how benchmarking can be used as a tool to reduce their building's utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions is welcome to attend. Click here, to register.
For more information on EWRB reporting for Toronto building owners, please visit our website at www.toronto.ca/EWRB

Questions about the webinar can be sent directly to bbp@toronto.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
Planning, Scheduling and Control for Contractors (5 Gold Seal credits, evening)
Apr. 27, May 4 & 11 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Apr. 27 & May 4 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Apr. 28 & 29, May 5 & 6 | Thursday & Friday | 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Winning Pre–qualifications (1 Gold Seal credit)
Apr. 28 & 29 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Apr. 28 & 29 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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