November 15, 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

Construct Canada Trade Show

Nov 30 - Dec. 2, 2022 - Metro Convention Centre

TCA Annual Christmas Luncheon - Over 90% Sold out! 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!*


Discount Program – Advantage club

Our voice is representative of over 300,000 industry practitioners who share the values of honesty, integrity and respect as it relates to conducting business.

We use our fortunate size and diversity to collect and disseminate important industry information to our membership and have partnered with key corporations to offer our members significant financial savings for their everyday business needs. Some of our major financial savings include fleet pricing on Fiat Chrysler vehicles through our discount partner program called the Advantage Club.


Ontario moving ahead with first-ever 2+1 highway in North America

The Government of Ontario announced it has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a 2+1 highway pilot on Highway 11 north of North Bay.

A 2+1 highway is a three-lane highway with a centre passing lane that changes direction approximately every two to five kilometres. The highway model is used in other jurisdictions around the world and is more cost efficient than twinning a highway.Qualified highway design consultants can submit their proposals for design and environmental assessment work through the Ministry of Transportation’s e-tendering portal until December 2022. The province will evaluate submissions and announce the successful bidder in 2023.

Click here, to read the full news article.

Bill 23 Reaction: Intensification should not come at the expense of environmental protection — OAA

The Ontario government’s Oct. 25 announcement of the More Homes Built Faster Act, proposing the construction of 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years, was a homebuilder’s dream come true. Bill 23 is meant to “ensure that cities, towns and rural communities grow with a mix of ownership and rental housing types that meet the needs of all Ontarians, from single family homes to townhomes and mid-rise apartments.”

At first glance, it reads as good news. Not surprisingly, the homebuilding industry gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up in support of the act’s effort to cut red tape and reduce development fees.

Click here, to read the full news article.

Procore targets payments, pre-construction and labour shortage

The latest additions to the Procore Technologies construction management platform are looking to drive efficiencies while addressing some of the industry’s most pressing challenges, namely payments, labour, pre-construction and communication.

Company founder, president and CEO, Tooey Courtemanche, and his team outlined the innovations and new solutions during the company’s Groundbreak event in New Orleans, La., this week, highlighting the use of predictive analytics and a communications solution that aims to better connect everyone on a project team.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx award contract for Ontario Line South Package

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract to Ontario Transit Group for $6B ($5.5B for capital costs and $0.5B for financing and transaction costs) to design, build and finance the Ontario Line Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel (South Civil) package. The project underwent an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness monitor. Ontario Transit Group submitted the proposal which delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers. The project is being delivered through IO’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

Click here, to read the full news article.

EllisDon launches mobile project support service

EllisDon Facilities Services (EDFS) has launched Tech on the Move, an innovative, in-house mobile service division with a fleet of five vans providing prompt technical and specialized support across EllisDon’s project sites. In August, the fleet, equipped with skilled trades, embarked on their inaugural service trip to Livmore residential building at High Park, Toronto, to investigate the building’s plumbing and temperature issues. The teams implemented an energy demand model which optimized the building’s output and prolonged its lifecycle.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Freeland, Fraser roll out major skills packages

The federal government has introduced a slate of policies in the past week indicating it is determined to secure enough skilled trades workers to deliver Canada’s growing pipeline of traditional construction projects as well as ensuring workers have the right skills to handle evolving technologies, construction analysts say.

On Nov. 1 federal Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser announced significantly higher annual immigration targets that will include a new stream of skilled construction workers.

Click here, to read the full news article.

WeirFoulds webinar outlines list of now mandatory changes in Construction Act

Attendees of a recent webinar entitled The Construction Act and Contracts, learned about the mandatory items now included in the act that cannot be contracted out.

“There are all kinds of obligations that come up in your contract which are different. You still have those obligations even if they’re not in the statute,” said Krista Chaytor, partner at WeirFoulds LLP, which hosted the session. “We’re just sort of trying to highlight some things that you can’t contract out of.”

The webinar was held in late October and the guest speaker was Quin Gilbert-Walters, legal counsel with Pomerleau.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Global Emissions From Buildings, Construction Climb to Record Levels

Carbon-dioxide emissions from building construction and operations hit an all-time high in 2021, according to the most recent data, a sign that the push to decarbonize the industry by 2050 may be slipping out of reach.

Energy-related emissions from the operation of buildings reached 10 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent, 5% higher than 2020 levels and 2% more than the pre-pandemic peak in 2019, according to data compiled by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. Operational energy demand in buildings for heating, cooling, lighting and equipment rose about 4% from 2020 levels, the group said.

Click here, to read the full news article. 


Call For: RFSQ for General Contractors for Small Construction, Renovation, and Restoration

This is a call For: RFSQ for General Contractors for Small ConstructionRenovation, and Restoration.

As you are aware all landlords and owners of buildings and facilities must meet AODA compliance by December 2024.

The City of Toronto recently released a prequalification to onboard a new contract roster for our accessibility program.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click on the following link for the full details:

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.

The Government of Canada has launched the Apprenticeship Service to help and support small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) to hire new first-year apprentices at level 1 in 39 Red Seal trades while helping, at the same time, first-year apprentices to acquire the hands-on work experience that they need to establish a career in the skilled trades. We offer up to $20.000 per fiscal year, so you can hire and register apprentices with confidence; training and other supports (Employer Resources Toolkit, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training (DEI), Labour and Employment Laws Training (LEL), Human Rights Principals (HPR) and so much more; supports for apprentices (Tools, equipment, PPE as well as other incentives to cover upfront costs).

For more information visit:

Upcoming Industry events

  • The Buildings Show: November 30 - December 2, 2022 - Metro Convention Centre

We are thrilled to be exhibiting at The Building Show 2022 and cannot wait to meet you! Be sure to register now and visit us at booth #1313!

Supported by TCA, BOMA, BILD, Concrete Ontario and CABA, The Buildings Show, comprised of Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion, will run face-to-face at the Metro Toronto Convention, South Building from November 30 – December 2, 2022. Key discussions will be premiered ahead of the face to face event to allow attendees to join curated conversations and education online. Find all the details, or register here.

Important TCA Updates

TCA 2022 Innovative Product Award Application Deadline is November 18, 2022


We are accepting applications for the 2022 TCA Innovative Product Award! Deadline: November 18, 2022. 

Find the full details or apply here.

Over 90% Sold Out! Have you purchase your tickets yet?

Our 78th Annual Christmas Luncheon tickets over 80% sold out! Don't wait - grab yours today! Plenty of sponsorship packages are available for purchase.

Click here for the full details and to register!

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

Creating a Risk Management Plan for Construction (0.5 GS credit)

Nov. 18 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Building Construction – Putting It All Together

(Understanding a Project’s Life Cycle) (2 Gold Seal credits)

Nov. 21, 22, 28 & 29 | Monday & Tuesday | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Strategic Planning for Growth (1 Gold Seal credit)

Nov. 22 & 23 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST

Effective Work Planning for Forepersons and Crew Supervisors (0.5 Gold Seal credit)

Nov. 22 & 23 | Tuesday & Thursday | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Lean Construction Education Program: Unit 7 (1.5 Gold Seal credits)

Nov. 22, 29 & Dec. 6 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Construction Job Cost Control (1 Gold Seal credit)

Nov. 23 & 24 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

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

Nov. 23 & 24 | Wednesday & Thursday | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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