May 24, 2022


  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • TCA Member Benefit
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • Industry News
  • Important TCA Updates
  • 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.
Mississauga debating inclusionary zoning policy to expand affordable housing

Mississauga’s planning and development committee will consider implementing an inclusionary zoning policy that would force new developments to include affordable housing units. Currently, inclusionary zoning is only allowed to be used in major transit station areas or other areas directed by the Government of Ontario.

Housing affordability is a major issue in Mississauga and the wider GTA and Mississauga staff are recommending inclusionary zoning policies as “an important tool the city can use to protect and grow the affordable housing supply.”

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BREAKING: ‘Done deal’: ICI operating engineers end strike

Operating engineers in Ontario’s ICI sector have voted to ratify their proposed ICI provincial collective agreement, putting an end of their almost three-week strike.

The deal included raises of $3 in each of the next three years with a 19-per-cent increase in the room and board allowance; the percentage increase in wages was not available. Details of the return to work were not available. Operating engineers include crane operators and heavy equipment operators. The lead negotiator for the Operating Engineers Employer Bargaining Agency did not respond to a request for comment.

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Largest ever mass timber structure fire test to be conducted in Ottawa

The Canadian Wood Council has partnered with federal and provincial governments to conduct a series of five separate fire research burns on a full-scale mass timber structure in Ottawa.

The largest burn, happening on a two-storey, 3,700-foot structure, will take place at the end of June, with the following four burns happening over the summer of 2022. The purpose of the project is to support market acceptance of tall and large mass timber buildings in Canada.

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Pomerleau building Canada’s largest zero-carbon industrial project

Canada Post’s new parcel sorting facility in Scarborough will be the largest industrial project in Canada to receive the zero-carbon building designation.

Currently under construction, the $470 million facility is a “leading-edge zero-carbon parcel sorting facility”.

Pomerleau (Toronto) Building Construction is the project contractor and construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

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Ontario construction labour tops 600,000

The latest newsletter from the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) reports that for the first time, the province’s construction industry labour force surpassed 600,000.

The data comes from Statistics Canada’s most recent Labour Force Survey. The data shows that the construction workforce in Ontario rose to 607,900 in April.

Employment in Ontario’s construction industry also reached a record high in April, with 575,500 employed overall. The previous high of 574,400 occurred in September 2019.

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Record demand for construction labour sparks urgent call for standardized safety training in Canada

Leaders in the construction and safety industries are calling on the provinces to harmonize safety regulations in order to improve worker conditions and make it easier for labourers and skilled tradespeople to “follow the jobs” around the country. The push is being ramped-up following the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. Kevin Brown, CEO of Cobalt Safety Consulting and Matt Stainton, President of SG Constructors, say it’s time for Canada to stop making it difficult and potentially dangerous for workers to move from province to province to support their families.

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Aecon report highlights major moves towards net-zero construction

A new report outlines how Aecon is building sustainable practices throughout its operations while embracing net-zero construction methods.

The group recently released the third annual Building Innovation 2021 Sustainability Report, which illustrates the progress made in 2021 toward achieving a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction target in the construction industry: to reduce its direct CO2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.

Highlights of the report include three key areas of focus: operationalizing sustainability; people and communities; and governance and ethics.

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Q1 ICI Investment Down in All 3 ICI Sectors in Ontario

Statistics Canada recently released Investment in Building Construction data for March, allowing us to look at ICI investment in Ontario for the first quarter of 2022. Ontario’s Q1 ICI investment fell by 7.1% compared to the first quarter of 2021. It is worth noting though that Q1 2021 saw the highest level of ICI investment in the past two years. At $4.21 billion, the Q1 2022 total was the lowest for any first quarter in Ontario in the past five years.

Investment in the first quarter of 2022 in Ontario was down in all three ICI sectors compared to the first quarter of 2021.

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Important TCA Updates

NEW!!! TCA + Rogers Preferred Program - Click on the image below for details

Save the date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - YCL 2022 Boat Cruise!
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Industry events
REMI Show'22 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Hall | June 8 - 9, 2022
TCA is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the 2022 REMI Show that will occur on June 8th & 9th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). We would like to provide our valued members with a complimentary attendee pass that includes access to all REMI Show networking receptions, coffee breaks, education sessions, and the trade show floor.

The real estate industry is excited to be getting back together again in a face-to-face format, and the REMI show is equally excited to host them. Please take advantage of this complimentary offer and share this PDF with your entire team as well as industry colleagues. Please REGISTER TODAY here –

We have two days of great education including a TCA session on June 8 that will provide relevant and timely content for all show attendees. Please see the education sessions and presenters here - 

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We look forward to seeing you next month at the 2022 REMI Show!
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
Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
May 25 & June 1 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Construction 101 and Beyond (4 Gold Seal credit)
May 25, 26, June 1 & 2 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

May 26 & 27 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Construction Industry Ethics (3 Gold Seal credits, mandatory Course for Gold Seal applicants)
May 31 & Jun 1 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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