September 6, 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
2022 TCA Annual Women's Golf Tournament
September 7, 2022 - Angus Glen Golf Club

TCA Annual Members' Day
September 14, 2022 - TCA Office

Construct Canada Trade Show
Nov 30 - Dec. 2, 2022 - Metro Convention Centre

TCA Annual Christmas Luncheon
December 2, 2022 - Metro Convention Centre

*Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we advise that you visit our website events page for updates on our future events!*

Education and Professional Development

One of the core benefits of a TCA membership is the opportunity to advance your professional standing and qualifications in an industry characterized by stiff competition.

TCA offers several avenues for ongoing professional development through our educational arm.

Delivering relevant course content that meets your professional and business needs, TCIC sample courses include: Construction 101, Fundamentals of Construction Management, Blueprint Reading and Estimating, Construction Law and Construction Project Close Out, in addition to our in-class courses we are now offering e-learning. All TCIC courses are offered to members at significantly discounted rates.


A Future Based on Education, Solidarity and Excellence

With inflation at record level rates across Canada, a shortage of skilled workers along with rising costs of materials, the future of the construction industry looks uncertain. There are the thoughts of John Mollenhauer, President and CEO of Toronto Construction Association (TCA). TCA is a mixed trade association, largely representing the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors of the industry. The association segments its members into five categories – owners of public and private projects, allies to the industry (consulting engineers, architects, designers), trade contractors, general contractors, and a division the association calls the manufacturing service and supply sector.

Suzana Fernandes, Vice President of Operations at TCA, explains that the association offer day-to-day services such as selling construction documents and providing related services. Alongside this, TCA has a full-fledged construction institute and provides discounted opportunities for ongoing professional development to its members that is targeted at just about anybody in our industry.

Click here, to read the full news article.

OGCA, PHC partner to support contractors in obtaining Passive House certification

General contractors in Ontario will receive support in obtaining Passive House certification, thanks to a new affinity partnership between Passive House Canada (PHC) and the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA).  

The certification is the only internationally-recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction.

The partnership will offer pricing discounts to members of the OGCA who wish to take the 150 Pathway to Certification for Trades course or any of the 120A courses. For the fall semester, the first session will be offered on Oct. 25 at George Brown College in Toronto.

Click here, to read the full news article.

CentreCourt and Spotlight Propose 60 Storeys at Church and Queen

CentreCourt and Spotlight Development are jointly seeking to redevelop a plot in the Old Town area of Downtown Toronto at 85 through 89 Queen Street East and 119 through 127 Church Street (known as the longtime flagship store for Canadian camera chain Henry's). Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Approval applications submitted by Bousfields Inc for a 60-storey, mixed-use building designed by IBI Group with GBCA Architects handling heritage aspects. The redevelopment would provide the neighbourhood with 583m² of ground floor retail, 17 residential rental replacement units, and 701 condominium units totalling 44,354m² if approved.

Click here, to read the full news article.

RFPs issued for Toronto’s George Street Revitalization project

The City of Toronto, in consultation with Infrastructure Ontario (IO), have invited two teams to respond to a request for proposals to design, build and finance the George Street Revitalization project. The two teams were prequalified based on criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in November 2020. Selection criteria included design and construction capability, experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and scope.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Cement association helping drive industry to net-zero

Speaking from a Cement Association of Canada event at Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in St-Constant, Que., Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, Steven Guilbeault, announced the launch of the Net-Zero Challenge, a new national voluntary initiative for businesses operating in Canada. Businesses that join the challenge commit to developing and implementing credible and effective plans to transition their facilities and operations to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Click here, to read the full news article.

Canada invests $3.6M in community infrastructure and tourism projects for Hamilton

The Government of Canada announced a FedDev Ontario investment of over $3.6 million in support for six City of Hamilton community infrastructure and tourism projects. These investments, through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), will create and revitalize community spaces and enhance tourism attractions to welcome more visitors and build stronger, more vibrant communities. Minister of Public Services and Procurement and MP for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, Filomena Tassi, visited Tourism Hamilton’s Visitor Centre, located in the historic Lister Building in central Hamilton, which received over $492,500 to create a new mixed-use exhibit and programming space called “The Visitor Experience Centre.” 

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Three teams shortlisted for 1Door4Care: CHEO Integrated Treatment Centre

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and CHEO have shortlisted three teams to design, build and finance the 1Door4Care: CHEO Integrated Treatment Centre project in Ottawa.

A request for proposals (RFP) is expected to be issued to EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, PCL Partnerships and Pomerleau Inc. this fall.

CHEO includes a hospital, children’s treatment centre, autism program, mental health agency, school and research institute with satellite services located throughout eastern Ontario. The centre will merge seven care locations, currently leased and spread across Ottawa, into a single, purpose-built site on CHEO’s main Smyth Road campus, states the project website.

Click here, to read the full news article.

World-famous architect of Habitat 67 endows professional archive to McGill University

Israeli Canadian architect Moshe Safdie has donated his professional archive—a collection comprised of over 100,000 pieces, including the architect’s undergrad thesis ‘A Case for City Living,’ responsible for shaping the iconic Habitat 67—to his alma mater, McGill University. The archive includes loose sketches, sketchbooks, models, drawings, and correspondence related to unbuilt and built projects across the globe. It is one of the most extensive and thorough individual collections of architectural documentation in Canada, offering opportunities for students, researchers, and architects to investigate both the building projects of Moshe Safdie, and the humanistic underpinnings behind his philosophy and approach.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Applications for Toronto’s Deep Retrofit Challenge are now open

The Deep Retrofit Challenge (the Challenge) is a competition-style program funded by the Federal Government, which will support deep retrofit projects that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in approximately 10 to 16 buildings in Toronto.

Participating buildings will receive a grant equal to 25 per cent of their total project costs up to a maximum of up to $500,000 (depending on gross floor area and building performance) to offset the incremental design and construction costs required to achieve maximum emissions reductions. The selected projects will serve to demonstrate the deep retrofits needed to move buildings towards net zero emissions, with the goal of accelerating market adoption.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Advertise in Our Weekly Bulletin

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.

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.

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Important TCA Updates

LADIES! This is your last chance to get your tickets for TCA's 3rd Annual Women's Golf Tournament taking place tomorrow (September 7th)

Get your tickets here! 

There is still time to purchase tickets to TCA's 3rd Annual Women's Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Angus Glen Golf Club - North Course.

This is going to be a fun-filled day of golf with a unique opportunity to connect and network with your industry peers, and for the first time, a full post golf dinner reception, plus more.

Register here now!

*The golfers in this event are reserved for women only.*

Click here for more details, Or please contact Jason Pelligra via:

Email: Phone: 416-499-4000, x4104


Free Event exclusive to TCA members only

TCA's 27th Annual Members' Day is back in person (September 14th) | Register now to attend as a guest by clicking on the link below

Click here to register and attend as a guest.

To learn more click here, or please contact:

Email: | Phone: 416-499-4000, x4106

Sponsored by

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.
Click on the image for more details.
**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)

Sept. 7 & 14 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Bidding & Tendering (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 13 – 15 | Wednesday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Construction 101 and Beyond (4 Gold Seal credits)

Sept. 13, 14, 21 & 22 | Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Effective Tools, Techniques & Models for Project Management (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 13 & 20 | Tuesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Lean Construction Education Program: Unit 1 - 7 (6.5 Gold Seal credits)

Sept. 13 - Dec. 6 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Construction Job Cost Control (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 14 & 15 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

NEW How to Setup and Run a Successful Construction Business (1.5 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 15, 22 & 29 | Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

NEW Responding to a Proposal to Win the Project (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 15 & 22 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

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