May 31, 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.
Surety Corner: Inflation — top things contractors should be considering in today’s environment

Inflation has been grabbing the headlines for the past several months. Pundits, economists and politicians have been debating whether our current inflationary environment is a temporary pandemic induced supply chain shock or a longer lasting phenomenon that will need to be tackled with more aggressive action by central banks.

Regardless of the root cause, it is clear the inflationary environment has been more stubborn and persistent than many expected when it first arrived.

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CCDC debuts webinar program to further learning initiatives

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) has launched a new webinar program to provide information and guidance about the content and use of their standard construction documents.

The committee will debut its CCDC Document Webinars in June, with the first session focusing on CCDC 11, Contractor’s Qualification Statement. CCDC 11 is an industry standard form often used for prequalifying general contractors and trade contractors. It can be used as a part of, or as a sole document in, a request for quotation (RFQ).

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Construction sector targeting safe workplace environments

Construction firms EllisDon and Chandos Construction have both forged partnerships with WomanACT and the Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology (SCWIST) to help create workplaces that are free from sexual harassment.

The Department of Justice has funded WomanACT and SCWIST to provide custom support to STEM and trade employers, with a focus on efforts to improve company-wide prevention and response measures that address gender-based and sexual harassment. Combined, WomanACT and SCWIST bring shared expertise in training, organizational strategy, policy development and women’s experiences and representation across many sectors.

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Mass timber beam connector could be a game-changer for fire protection

Amass timber beam/column connector developed by two Lakehead University researchers in Thunder Bay, Ont. could change the way tall mass timber building interiors look.

As it stands, glulam timber beams and supporting columns are commonly encapsulated with three to four layers of drywall to meet fire codes but the novel connector might eliminate the need for any fire-protective drywall coverings.

The key to the innovative mechanical fastening system is that the two steel rods and bolts are concealed in the timber sections, eliminating any exposure to fire, says Sam Salem, associate professor at Lakehead’s department of civil engineering.

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Toronto issues debenture to fund capital projects including St. Lawrence Market

The City of Toronto has issued a debenture for $365 million to help finance key capital projects. It’s a conventional bond issue, with a 30-year maturity and a coupon interest rate of 4.3 per cent and will mature on June 1, 2052.

Some of the projects that will be funded are Union Station construction, accessibility retrofits, energy conservation programs, St. Lawrence Market North and South redevelopment and transportation safety, road and bridge rehabilitation.

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GWL Realty Advisors achieves LEED Gold Certification for The Livmore High Park 

The Livmore High Park, one of GWL Realty Advisors’ newest residential communities, has achieved LEED® Gold Certification under the New Construction and Major Renovations (v2009) Green Building Rating System.

This LEED® Gold Certification is a testament to GWLRA’s commitment to sustainability within our portfolio. For this project, as with many others, energy efficiency was a top priority throughout the design and construction process.

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StatCan reports record level of job vacancies in construction

Employers in the construction sector were seeking to fill 81,900 vacancies as job openings in that segment rose to an unprecedented high in March, reports Statistics Canada in its latest Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours. The 27 per cent increase in the month followed five consecutive monthly declines. With the jump in openings, the job vacancy rate reached a record high of 7.3 per cent, up 1.3 percentage points from February.

Across all sectors, Canadian employers were actively seeking to fill more than one million (1,012,900) vacant positions at the beginning of March 2022, a record high. Vacancies increased by 22.6 per cent, or 186,400, in the month and were up more than 60 per cent from March 2021.

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BREAKING: Carpenters end strike after ICI deal ratified

The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO) announced that its members have voted to ratify the latest offer from their employer bargaining committee, thus ending the strike that began May 9.

The result means workers will return to jobsites on Monday. The deal gives workers raises ranging from 10 to 12.5 per cent over three years across the 14 locals.

Ratification votes were held at locals across the province today with votes tabulated immediately. Ratification required a double majority, with a majority of the locals and a majority of members accepting the tentative deal negotiated earlier this week.
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Important TCA Updates

YCL 2022 Boat Cruise tickets are going on sale on Thursday, June 2, 2022!
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 - 

Click here for the full details.

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
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

June 3, 10 & 17 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

June 7, 9, 14 & 16 | Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

but Haven’t Yet Asked About) (0.5 Gold Seal credit)
June 8 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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