September 13, 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 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.


Many commercial real estate lenders anticipate recession: Altus Group

Almost 90 per cent of Canadian commercial real estate leaders believe a recession is likely within the next six months, with more than two-thirds indicating it would be short in duration.

The Altus Group survey, released Sept. 6, was intended to track the impact of rising interest rate increases on real estate assets.

According to the findings, based on a Canada-wide survey of 126 commercial real estate leaders, 60 per cent indicated they had adjusted both their cap rate and internal rate of return (IRR) expectations as a result of interest rate increases by the Bank of Canada in 2022. 

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Metrolinx selects development partner to transform Front and Spadina

Metrolinx announced that Dream Kilmer – a partnership formed by Dream Unlimited Corp. and Kilmer Group – will re-zone and redevelop Metrolinx land for the future home of the Spadina-Front GO Station.

The proposal by Dream Kilmer integrates the at-grade GO station within a new mixed-use development, with station entrances connecting onto Front Street West and Spadina Avenue.

The site located at 433 Front Street West currently serves as the North Bathurst Yard, a train layover facility where GO Trains are stored during non-peak periods.

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Is the Construction Industry Ready to Embrace Robots?

Imagine everything going right on a construction site. Labor shortages, supply chain constraints, weather forecasts, angry neighbors — poof. Gone. And all there’s left to do is build. Everything, for once, is under control.

But in the construction industry, where there’s so much potential for so much to go so wrong, control is a fleeting concept. The only things that go poof on a jobsite, seemingly, are time and money.

Over the last two and a half years, the construction industry in the United States has been plagued by rising labor and material costs, climate change, health and safety concerns, and the pandemic — all of which have contributed to what’s estimated to be a nearly 8 percent decline in productivity.

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Workers falling behind as some corporations see record profits, labour leaders say

A record labour shortage and rising wages may seem like good news for workers, but labour leaders say employees aren’t seeing the gains that corporations are experiencing amid sky-high inflation.

Canadian Labour Congress president Bea Bruske says workers are feeling the pinch as the cost of living rises.

Canada’s year-over-year inflation rate was 7.6 per cent in July, while wages grew by 5.2 per cent over that same period.

Meanwhile, Bruske says corporations in industries like oil and gas have been posting record profits.

Click here, to read the full news article..

PCL adjusts senior leadership team in Toronto

The PCL family of companies recently announced several changes to its Toronto-based senior leadership team; moves the company says will position it for continued growth in support of its recent expansion into new geographical areas in Central and Eastern Canada.

Marc Pascoli has been appointed senior vice-president and district manager of PCL Toronto, assuming overall responsibilities for PCL’s operations in the Greater Toronto Area and southwestern Ontario. Monique Buckberger continues in her role as vice-president and district manager. And Myke Badry transitions from his role as district manager in Regina to district manager in Toronto.

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Protect Against the Major Fall Hazards on Construction Sites

Construction is the deadliest occupation, as evidenced by 193 deaths reported in 2020 by the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada. That represents 21% of the 921 total deaths across all industries. Only manufacturing at 17.5% comes close.

Companies must protect their workers by identifying construction site hazards and taking the proper steps to eliminate or mitigate them. Mitigation begins with education and includes investment in effective and compliant fall protection systems and equipment.

Major risk factors include scaffolds, ladders, rooftops, stairs/walkways, and steel frames.

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United Rentals adding to electrified equipment offerings

United Rentals recently announced a new agreement to purchase the industry’s first high-volume, fully electric dumpsters from JCB for its North American rental fleets.

The JCB HTD-5E E-Dumpsters join zero-emission trucks, vans, compact excavators, energy systems and more already available in the United Rentals portfolio of environmentally friendly rental equipment. The tracked e-dumpster is offered as a high-tip, ride-on model, capable of carrying up to 1,102 lb. Its lithium-ion battery pack powers the machine for a typical full day work shift. United Rentals expects to deploy the vehicles in the last quarter of 2022.

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Amico celebrates opening new Mississauga location

Amico is a development and infrastructure company with deep roots in Ontario stemming back to 1987.

The company has a strong and growing presence in Mississauga with an ongoing contribution and dedicated commitment to improving Mississauga and GTA transit and road and highway infrastructure, creating hundreds of job opportunities in the area, with the Highway 401 expansion project, the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project and, most recently, the newly awarded Queen Elizabeth Way Cawthra project.

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

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Important TCA Updates

*Free Event exclusive to TCA members only*

Last chance to register for TCA's 27th Annual Members' Day | Keynote address to be delivered by: TCA's President & CEO, John Mollenhauer


Where Do We Go From Here?

Our industry was on the cusp of rapid change long before the global pandemic began in March of 2020. In fact, the disruptive impacts of a skilled labour shortage, global warming, geo-political turmoil, new and radically different procurement methodologies, legislative reform, and a technological revolution will arguably have more influence on reshaping the industry than COVID legacy impacts like price volatility and supply chain disruption. As a consequence, the future is uncharted territory for the construction industry.

The focus for the 2022 keynote is where do we go from here? And what matters most to TCA members is how this disruption in all its forms will shape the industry in 2023 and beyond.


John G. Mollenhauer, President & CEO, The Toronto Construction Association

John Mollenhauer is President & CEO of The Toronto Construction Association (TCA), he is also President & Vice Chancellor of The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC), sits on several Boards of Directors, serves on the program advisories for a number of Ontario colleges and universities and was the recipient of an honorary fellowship with the UK based Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB). 

Click here to register and attend as a guest.

To learn more click here, or please contact:

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TCIC Upcoming Courses

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

NEW Labour Impacts and Constructions Delays

Sept. 19 | Monday | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Blueprint Reading & Estimating – Level 1 (3 Gold Seal credits, evening)

Sept. 20 – Nov. 22 | Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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