August 16, 2022


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  • 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.
Ontario to focus on building highways, hospitals and houses as legislature resumes

Highways, transportation infrastructure, trades training and housing were some of the priorities set out the provincial throne speech delivered by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Tuesday in the legislature.

Dowdeswell confirmed the government plans to spend $86.6 billion over the next 10 years to build and expand roads, highways and transit infrastructure in the province. This will include such projects as building Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, as well as widening Highway 3, rebuilding a stretch of Highway 101, and twinning the Garden City Skyway bridge along the Queen Elizabeth Way.

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WSP Canada announces carbon-neutral Olympic training support for budding engineer

WSP Canada has announced it has formed a partnership with Canadian Olympic freestyle skiing medalist Marion Thenault to support her efforts to become a carbon-neutral athlete.

Currently studying to become an aerospace engineer at Montreal’s Concordia University, Thenault will work with members of WSP Canada’s Earth and Environment team to determine the carbon footprint of her freestyle skiing activities as she travels around the world to events on the World Cup circuit. WSP’s climate change experts will quantify the emissions associated with her activities, look for ways to reduce her footprint, and find solutions to offset her actions.

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RFP closed for Scarborough subway extension stations, rail and systems

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has closed for teams to submit their bids for the stations, rail and systems (SRS) contract for the Scarborough Subway extension. Procurement is being led by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. The SRS project is being delivered using a Progressive Design-Build delivery model.

Following a Request for Qualifications process, teams were shortlisted and invited to respond to a Request for Proposals in February 2022.

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Canada and Ontario funding 50 affordable homes in Hamilton

Federal and provincial funding totalling $5.8 million will help the City of Hamilton build McQuesten Lofts – affordable, secure housing.

About 20 per cent of the units will be for Indigenous people and the rest will be for chronically homeless, individuals transitioning from provincially funded institutions, individuals with mental health and addictions issues and persons with disabilities.

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Bird Construction earns $14.1 million in Q2; construction revenue up year over year

Bird Construction Inc. says it earned $14.1 million in the second quarter of 2022, as its construction revenue rose 3.7 per cent year-over-year.

The Mississauga-based company reported earnings of 26 cents per share for the three months ended June 30, compared to $13.6 million or 26 cents per share in the second quarter of 2021.

On an adjusted basis, Bird Construction earned $21.5 million or 16 cents per share in the second quarter, down from $30.1 million or 28 cents per share in the same period of 2021.

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Non-residential rebound leads to moderate June gains

Gains in the non-residential sector helped nudge overall investment in building construction up 0.3 per cent, to $20.8 billion, in June. Statistics Canada reports most of the strength for the month came from Ontario, where increases were posted in all building components as the province rebounded from a weak May that had been impacted by construction strikes.

Advances across all components in the non-residential construction sector led to a jump of 2.4 per cent, as the sector reached $5.3 billion in June. Commercial investment grew 2.7 per cent from May, hitting $3 billion. Ontario’s 4.1 per cent gain accounted for much of the growth. 

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Cambridge hires architect for new rec complex and library

With a goal of achieving an energy-efficient structure built to LEED Gold standard, and the potential to reduce the scope of the original design, the city has hired an architect for its new recreation complex and library.

Council approved the move Tuesday after the city received six competitive bids on the project. Staff selected Toronto firm MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. after carefully considering all options including cost.

The cost to complete the concept and design work on a modified build has been set at an upset limit of $460,000 and increases the total design budget on the project by $799,380 for a total revised budget of $6.3 million.

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RioCan posts second quarter net income of $78.5 million

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust reported second-quarter net income of $78.5 million, down from $145.3 million a year ago, as committed occupancy returned to pre-pandemic levels.

RioCan says same property net operating income (NOI) growth to 6.2 per cent helped the trust in the second quarter, in addition to higher residential NOI and residential inventory gains, but this was offset by a net loss related to the fair value of investment properties of $42.3 million compared to a $22.9 million fair value gain in the same period last year.

Revenue totalled $308.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, up from $297.7 million in the same quarter last year.

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Important TCA Updates

Early Bird Special ends Friday, August 19th — Hurry, and don't wait to purchase your tickets | TCA's 3rd Annual Women's Golf Tournament (September 7, 2022)

Sponsorship opportunities are available!
TCA's 2022 Women's Golf Early Bird Special ends August 19th - Hurry and automatically get entered to win an amazing prize! 

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

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
Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
Aug. 16 & 18 | Tuesday & Thursday | 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

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

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