November 29, 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 -

100 % 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.


Infrastructure Ontario releases third market update for 2022

Infrastructure Ontario released its November 2022 Market Update, providing details related to 39 projects in pre-procurement and procurement (totalling more than $35 billion in estimated design and construction costs).

IO’s third update for 2022 lists 26 projects in pre-procurement and 13 projects in active procurement, amounting to an estimated $35 billion in design and construction costs. The list also includes 16 additional projects in the early planning stages, for which the scope, timing, and delivery model are still being determined.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

CCA releases Q3 economic insights report

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has released a Q3 economic report with new analysis of the labour market, inflation and business optimism.

The ICIC Construction Sector Quarterly Insights, Q3 2022 report notes global economic growth projections for Q3 and Q4 were reduced as central banks continue to tighten monetary policy moving into 2023.

Meanwhile, workforce shortages and inflation issues may persist, further slowing national economic growth.

Click here, to read the full news article.

PCL Awarded First Phase of Rogers Centre Renovation Projects Underway Now Through April 2023

Work is well underway on the multi-year Rogers Centre renovation following Rogers Stadium Limited Partnership awarding the first phase of the renovation project to PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) in October 2022.

Work being completed this offseason is part of a $300 million multi-year renovation that aims to transform the 33-year-old multi-purpose stadium into a ballpark through a series of projects focused on modernizing the fan experience and building world-class player facilities.

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RESCON and AECO hope research project will spur a better development approval process

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the AECO Innovation Lab are teaming up with four Canadian universities across the country on a new research project to explore how innovation and digital tools and technology can be used to transform and enhance the development approval processes. The five-year, $1.32-million project is being funded by AECO and the Mitacs Accelerate Grants Program. It will build on earlier research done on Building Information Modeling (BIM) at a lab at the University of Toronto that was sponsored by RESCON.

Click here, to read the full news article.

New board aims to harmonize construction codes

A new organization has been created to support the adoption of harmonized construction codes in Canada. The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is assuming responsibility for the development of Canada’s national model codes, replacing the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, which had been responsible for managing the national code development system since 1991.

According to a media announcement from the CBHCC, the change is part of a broader set of governance changes that includes the dissolution of the Provincial/Territorial Advisory Committee on Codes (PTPACC), which previously advised on policy matters. 

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Ontario Helping More Young People Train for In-Demand Careers in Construction

The Ontario government is investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. These projects, led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO), will prepare nearly 2,000 young people for well-paying jobs in the construction industry, including a path to paid training and union-sponsored apprenticeships.

Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, announced this investment at the Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario, where he was joined by Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, PBCTCO Business Manager Marc Arsenault and labour leaders from across Ontario.

Click here, to read the full news article.

EllisDon signs advisory deal with Habitat for Humanity

EllisDon Community Builders has announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada to provide local Habitat for Humanity organizations across Canada with affordable housing advisory services to accelerate home ownership projects. The arrangement will last four years. The services will help local Habitat organizations evaluate how to build for the most impact on specific pieces of land, with consulting on planning restrictions, permitted density and potentially available financing, stated a release.

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Construction adds to September employment numbers

Employment was up across most sectors in September, although gains in construction outpaced most other segments of the economy, reports Statistics Canada. Overall, September had 85,300 more employees receiving pay or benefits from an employer in Canada than in August of this year.

Employment in the goods-producing sector increased by 21,700, with construction accounting for 18,500 of those positions and gaining 1.7 per cent over the prior month.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Former TCA president, Fred Hansen passes away

TCA's former president Fred Hansen, passed away at the age of 76 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at home, in Palm City, FL, with his family by his side.

Hansen was well-respected in the construction industry and was elected in 1987 to lead the Toronto Construction Association. 

Hansen is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Susan Hansen, daughter, Kirsten Hansen, and her partner, Richard Forbes, and grandchildren, Cole Piper and Blain Piper, from Ontario.

The TCA family extends its deepest sympathy to Hansen's family, friends, and colleagues.


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.

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

Don't forget applications for the TCA 2022 "Best of The Best" Awards are being accepted. Do not miss the December 30, 2022, deadline

The TCA "Best of the Best" Awards applications are due December 30, 2022. Nomination application forms are posted on the TCA Website.

We are proud to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of individuals and companies in our industry with the following annual Best of the Best Awards.  

Please click here to access our Best of the Best Awards page and click on the award name for complete application details.

Cozy up with the Stanley Cup — Join us for The Power Play: Happy Hour at the Hockey Hall of Fame

Connect with fellow construction leaders over happy hour at the Historic Esso Great Hall on Dec 1. The Answer Company, a leading Canadian construction software partner, and Procore Technologies will be on-site to chat about building the ultimate construction tech stack. 

Click on the image to add your name to

the guest list. **Limited space available**

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

Responding Successfully to A Request For Proposal (1.5 GS credits)

Dec. 6 – 8 | Tuesday - Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In-person Class: Interactive Pull Planning Workshop

(Lean Construction – a Last Planner™ Simulation) (1 GS credit)

Dec. 7 | Wednesday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)

Dec 12 & 14 | Monday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NEW An Introduction to ICI, Civil and High-Rise Residential Construction (1 Gold Seal credit)

Dec. 13 & 14 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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