August 2020

Important Reminder to TCA Members

In an effort to keep you updated on TCA membership products and services, please contact us if staffing information changesthis is the best way for you and your colleagues to find out what's happening at TCA!


Due to Covid-19, TCA's office is operating mainly by phone and email. To service our members, we are happy to make individual appointments when necessary. Please be advised of the following:

  • Documents sales are only offered online.
  • Commissioning of oaths and affidavits are available virtually.

For more information, please contact us by email:
President's Message: So What Happens Now?

Our President & CEO, John Mollenhauer, talked about sharing common goals and the importance of collaboration during these unprecedented times in his President’s Message titled “So What Happens Now?” in the latest issue of the Builders' Digest. 

“The good that comes out of a global crisis like this is that sectors like ours that have historically been slow to evolve are forced to re-imagine the way we do things. According to Darwin, “it’s not the strongest of our species that survive nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptive to change.” And change we will.” John Mollenhauer (President & CEO)

TCA's 2020 Golf Day is Officially Sold Out - Sponsorship Opportunities still available
Our 2020 Golf Day event is OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! However, we do have sponsorship opportunities still available!

If you would like to be added on our waitlist, please contact Jason Pelligra via email: for further assistance.

TCA Member - $210.00 plus HST
Non-members - $315.00 plus HST

*Cost includes: golf fee, cart, and boxed lunch.*


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

1:00 PM (Shotgun starts)


Angus Glen Golf Club
For more information click here OR contact: Jason Pelligra,
E:  |  P: (416) 499-4000 x4104

Sponsored by:

Cart Decal / Pizza Oven / Hole Exhibit Sponsor
Pin Flag / Hole Exhibit
Air Canon Sponsor
Golf Ball Sponsor

Hole Exhibit Sponsors

Hole Sign Sponsors

Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!

September 2, 2020 - Angus Glen Golf Club
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 x4104

Members Networking Workshop
September 2020 - TBA
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi  416-499-4000 x4106

TCA 1st Women's Golf Day SAVE THE DATE!
October 1, 2020 - Angus Glen Golf Club
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 x4104
*Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we advise that you visit our website events page for updates on our future events!*
TCA's 2020/21 Construction Book: Coming Late Fall 2020
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TCA is Virtually Commissioning Statutory Declarations for Members Only

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, TCA is now commissioning statutory declarations virtually for our Members.

If you require the signature of a commissioner of oaths, the virtual commissioning process will be as follows:

  • Email us at to set up the video conference
  • Commissioning staff will ask for identification in order to verify the member's identity. Have your picture identification ready.
  • Once confirmed you will sign the Statutory Declarations while the commissioning staff witness. You will then need to scan and send it by email.
  • Once received, the commissioning staff will print and verify the signature that they witnessed and if everything is satisfactory they will sign and email it back.

If you have any further questions regarding TCA's virtual commissioning process, please contact us by email:

Welcoming TCA's 2020 Board of Directors

The new incoming Board of Directors for TCA was announced on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Annual General Meeting and "Best of the Best" Awards, hosted at Woodbine Racetrack.

For more information on TCA's Board of Directors please visit our website.

TCA's 152nd Annual General Meeting & Best of the Best Awards Recap
On Thursday, February 20, 2020, TCA hosted its 152nd Annual General Meeting and "Best of the Best" Awards at the Woodbine Racetrack. Over 140 members and guests were in attendance.

Albert Salvatore, President (Sprint Mechanical), who served as TCA's chair for the last two years, presented the financial overview for the association and introduced the incoming chair Brian Endacott of EllisDon.
The "Best of the Best" awards presentation followed, recognizing members for their project achievements and outstanding contributions to our industry. The keynote was delivered by Mark Casaletto, President of ConstructConnect– Canada. Mark spoke about the new TCA/ConstructConnect Strategic Partnership, including a high-level overview of the ConstructConnect project intelligence electronic plans room platform.
TCA's NEW Chairman – Brian Endacott, Construction Manager, EllisDon
We are excited to announce Brian Endacott, Construction Manager (EllisDon), is the new chair of the TCA Board. Brian has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry; has been involved with TCA for over 20 years; and sat on the entertainment committee for 14 years and chaired it for 12 years.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Mark Casaletto for joining us and being this year's keynote speaker.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to make our Annual General Meeting a wonderful success!

YCL News: Webinar Recap!
On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Young Construction Leaders Committee (YCL) hosted a free virtual fireside chat with leading health and safety representatives who shared: Health & Safety – Best Practices for COVID-19.

Over 70 people attended the Zoom webinar moderated by Tania Skapura, Business Development Representative of Bothwell-Accurate. The panel discussed some major questions on Best Practices During the Pandemic and After the Phased in “Re-opening” of Non-essential Businesses.

Special thank you to our experts and everyone who joined and participated!

If you missed this informative session, click here to watch the video.
A huge THANK YOU to our Expert Panelists:

Maria Robibero, CRSP, NCSO , Manager, Health, Safety & Environment (Ledcor Construction Limited) has over 10 years of construction experience in a Health & Safety role. As Ledcor’s Safety Manager, Maria maintains and supports the implementation of Ledcor’s Health, Safety and Environmental Standards on Projects within Ontario.
Rob Marshall, Health & Safety Manager (Black & McDonald) is a highly trained, professional Occupational Health and Safety Manager with extensive knowledge and experience in critical environments in Canada. He plays a key role in our business in the Greater Toronto Area for all Facilities and Service work at Black & McDonald. He has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry in a Health and Safety role.

Neil Hignett, Health, Safety & Environmental Coordinator (EllisDon) is a highly trained professional responsible for the oversight of all safety on a P3 expansion of Michael Garron Hospital. With over 10 years of rich experience in construction industry in a Health & Safety role, Neil is currently working on the 5-year building of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Tower.
TCA Benefits of Membership!

Meeting Spaces for TCA's Members

As part of your membership benefits, TCA allows you to book one of our meeting rooms for free to host your next meeting/workshop or seminar. However, due to Covid-19, please note that we have suspended the use of all of our meeting rooms until further notice. At TCA, we value the well-being of our members and staff and want to ensure that you know your health and safety is our top priority.
A free affidavit service is available to members requiring the signature of a commissioner of affidavits and oaths. There are five signing officers at the Toronto Construction Association office location. In light of Covid-19, TCA is now commissioning statutory declarations virtually for our members. To book an appointment online or if you have any questions, please contact us:
FREE Affidavit Service

Barbara Mirsky (Toronto Construction Association) 
Phone: 416-499-4000 x4101

For more information on membership benefits, please visit our website.

TCA has created a weekly bulletin in an effort to support and provide members with up-to-date and relevant information on the industry and Covid-19 the latest editions can be found on our website on the "Covid-19 Updates" page. 

Other Industry Covid-19 Resources websites:

CCA News

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA), our federal partner, aims to be the national voice for the Canadian construction industry, giving our industry a voice in public policy issues; legal and standards development; and goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada's non-residential construction industry.

For a copy of CCA's weekly newsletter, please click here. 

CCA CONtact Innovator Mentorship Program

CCA is dedicated to industry-driven R&D that addresses industry challenges and barriers to boost modernization through collaboration to position Canadian construction as a global leader in innovation.

To learn more, please click here.


The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), our provincial partner, aims to bring concerns of our members at large to the attention of Queen's Park. COCA is committed to working with the Provincial Government to ensure that Ontario's legislative landscape is one in which our industry can grow and prosper.
Highlights from COCA's monthly newsletter include:

The Construction Institute of Canada
TCIC is pleased to offer you the following courses, seminars, and workshops taught by senior industry professionals:  

August 2020

Aug 27 & 28 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

September 2020

Sept. 15 - Nov. 17 | Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sept. 16 & 17 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sept. 24 & 25 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Sept. 24 - Dec. 10 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

October 2020

Oct. 1, 2 & 5 | Thursday & Friday, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Monday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

Oct. 22 & 28 | Thursday & Wednesday | 8:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct. 28 & 29 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Course of the Month

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Construction e-Learning course

This online learning course was developed by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA)/The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) for the construction industry. Whether you are working in the field or in the office as an owner’s representative, an architect, an engineer, a construction professional (contractor, construction manager, project manager, site superintendent, estimator, project coordinator) a subcontractor, tradesperson, supplier or working in an administrative capacity in construction, you must know how to read blueprints.

In this course, you will learn the functions of different plan views, elevations, sections, details and schedules presented on Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) drawings as well as dimensions, basic design concepts, specifications and key terminology relevant to interpreting graphical and written construction information. The knowledge you gain will help you confidently interpret construction drawings to ensure an accurate and efficient completion of your projects.

This 7-week, 6 modules e-learning course is comprised of the following:

Module 1 – Principles of Blueprint Reading
Module 2 – Construction Graphics and Specifications
Module 3 – Architectural Drawings
Module 4 – Structural Drawings
Module 5 – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Drawings
Module 6 – Site Plans and Landscaping Drawings
Week 7 – Course Examination
Please click here for more details.


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Project Bid Opportunities
In January 2020, TCA partnered with ConstructConnect, a leading provider of pre-construction software and project information, to meet the growing demand of the industry and bring you even more project opportunities.

TCA’s new Electronic Plans Room (EPR) service known as ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI), provides members with round-the-clock online access to construction projects. CCPI is an easy-to-use platform that allows members to respond to invitations; get promoted to the largest and most engaged network; share collaboratively within teams on selected projects; and seamlessly transition to digital takeoff. You can also track your projects on the go, using a mobile app.

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GREAT savings on your everyday office supplies! TCA's partnership with Staples Advantage offers you up to 60% off! Contact us today for more information.  
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For specific questions about the program, please contact Barbara Mirsky at 416-499-4000 x4101.
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