August 9, 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
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TCA Member Spotlight

Get your company in front of like-minded industry colleagues and grow your network and business opportunities! Click here, to learn more and to complete the application form.
Unregulated drugs drive Ontario construction opioid deaths: report

Construction policy makers are being urged to continue to press for solutions to the acceleration of opioid-related deaths that plague the Ontario’s construction sector.

The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN) and partners have followed up on their alarming report from May of 2021 that showed that among people who died of opioid toxicity in the province between 2017 and 2020, one-third of those who were employed at the time of death worked in the construction industry.

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Michael Garron Hospital project reaches major construction milestone

The Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) marked a major milestone in its $560-million hospital campus transformation, as the hospital reached Tower Interim Completion, meaning ownership of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre, also known as the Thomson Centre, has officially transferred from builder EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare to MGH.

This milestone comes just over four years after the building’s groundbreaking at Sammon and Coxwell Avenues.

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Bridge construction setting stage for Highway 400 expansion through Barrie

Several years of work remain on Highway 400 infrastructure through Barrie as several major bridges line up for overhauls. The reconstruction of the Anne Street bridge over Highway 400 is currently on track to be completed this year.

McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers completed design and class environmental assessment studies for the replacement of three bridges – Dunlop Street, Anne Street and Sunnidale Road in Barrie.

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Cooper buys One Stop Rentals

Canadian-owned and operated construction equipment rental company Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited, has purchased 100 per cent of the shares of One Stop Rentals/Sales Ltd., which is based in Airdrie, Alta.

According to an announcement from Cooper, the acquisition of One Stop is consistent with the company’s growth vision, which it says is to firmly establish itself as the only Canadian-owned, nationally positioned, rental company.

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Feds, FCM fund pair of Toronto net zero studies

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are providing a $175,000 investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to support a transition to low-carbon and renewable energy for the City of Toronto.

The City is receiving $29,000 to study the best solution for designing a net zero energy building for the North East Scarborough Community and Child Care Centre, located at 8450 Sheppard Avenue in Scarborough, Ont. The study has now been completed and construction is underway.

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Building permit values fall in June

Statistics Canada reports that the national total value of building permits declined 1.5 per cent in June to $11.9 billion. The fall was mainly attributed to the non-residential sector, which dropped 10.4 per cent to $3.7 billion a month after posting its second-highest monthly value on record. Commercial permit values decreased 2.7 per cent. The decline was attributed to values dropping in eight provinces, which were enough to surpass a notable increase in Ontario, where a permit for a large office building in the city of Toronto paced the province to a jump of 37.5 per cent.

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TANU Puts the Spotlight on Water Leak Detection

Eddy Smart Home Solutions Ltd.’s (Eddy Solutions) (TSXV: EDY) is pleased to announce an ongoing partnership with Southern Ontario progressive developer Edenshaw.

The partnership started during the early days of the construction of Edenshaw’s Port Credit-based luxury mid-rise development, TANU, built by PCL Construction. The first full-scale deployment through Eddy’s partnership with PCL, the project aligned all stakeholders including the mechanical and electrical design consultants from construction through to operations, protecting the property from the builder’s risk period to turnover and beyond. Given the success of this project, Edenshaw has extended Eddy’s system into two more buildings to their portfolio, and spec’d Eddy into future Edenshaw developments.

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EllisDon Partners with Missanabie Cree First Nation for First Housing Now Indigenous-Led Site for Indigenous Seniors

EllisDon Community Builders has partnered with the Missanabie Cree First Nation for the first Housing Now Indigenous-led site for Indigenous seniors. Located at 140 Merton Street, Toronto, the building will provide housing options for Indigenous Elders and other seniors. It will include 184 new rental homes, of which approximately 50 percent will be affordable, a ceremonial space, a smudging room, and indoor and outdoor amenities for residents.

The Missanabie Cree First Nation is active in community building and reconciliation by leading and contributing (including financially) to initiatives in health, elder care, affordable housing, economic development, cultural and intercultural dialogue, and relationship building.

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Important TCA Updates

TCA's 3rd Annual Women's Golf Tournament (September 7, 2022) | Tickets are available now — early bird special ends on August 19th! 

Plenty of sponsorship opportunities are open for purchase!
Ladies! We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Angus Glen Golf Club - North Course for a fun-filled day of golf and a unique opportunity to connect and network with your industry peers, and for the first time, a full post golf dinner reception, plus more

Tickets will sell out fast, so get yours early (before August 19th) and automatically get entered to win an amazing prize!

Click here for more details, Or please contact Jason Pelligra via:
Email: Phone: 416-499-4000, x4104

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 Job Cost Control (1 Gold Seal credit)
Aug. 10 & 11 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
Aug. 16 & 18 | Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Aug. 24 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Construction Industry Ethics (Mandatory for Gold Seal applicant, 3 Gold Seal credits)
Aug. 23 & 30 | Tuesday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Aug. 24 & 31 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

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