December 2017

Please  click here for TCA's Office holiday hours.

Important Reminder to TCA Members
In an effort to keep you updated on TCA membership products and services we are asking that you please contact us if you have any staffing changes so that we can keep your company information current - this is the best way for you and your colleagues to find out what's happening at TCA!

Thank You for Attending our 75th Annual Christmas Luncheon!


Our 75th Annual Christmas Luncheon was our biggest event yet!
Two thousand five hundred industry professionals joined us on Friday December 1, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for an afternoon of networking and celebration. 

Amongst our guests we had the incomparable former Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion gracing us with her presence, in her remarks she thanked everyone in the audience for their hard work and commitment to building a strong city. Our entertainer, Steve Patterson did his part filling the room with non-stop laughter. A good time was had by all!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated and helped make this event our most successful to date.

HUGE THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for supporting our luncheon. We appreciate your continued support!!

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!

Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars


January 24, 2018 - TCA Richmond Hill Office
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi 416-499-4000 ext. 4106

February 15, 2018 - Woodbine Race Track
Contact: Lenore Villeneuve 416-499-4000 ext. 4113

February 28, 2017

TCA Annual Ski Day 
March 1, 2018 - (Craigleith Ski Club)
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 ext. 4104

YCL Ping Pong
March 8, 2018 - SPiN Toronto
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-49-4000 ext. 4189

Members' Networking Workshop
April 3, 2018 - TCA Richmond Hill Office
Contact:  Nazak Ghobadi 416-499-4000 ext. 4106

TCA Members Day
May 9, 2018 - TCA Richmond Hill Office
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi 416-499-4000 ext. 4106

TCA Annual Golf Tournament
May 17, 2018 - Angus Glen Golf Club
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 ext. 4104

Thank you for attending the CEO Breakfast

Thank You for Attending the 2017 CEO Breakfast!

The 2017 CEO Breakfast was hosted by TCA and ConstructConnect at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday November 30th, 2017.

We hope you found the discussion on the long awaited reforms to Ontario's Construction Lien Act informative and helpful.
Returning panelists Bruce Reynolds, Senior Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Co-Counsel Sharon Vogel, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP were joined this year by fellow Construction Lawyer Duncan Glaholt, Glaholt LLP. All three lawyers provided an interesting discussion on the adjudication challenges of Bill 142. The conversation was moderated by TCA's President John Mollenhauer and Glenn Ackerley, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP.

To read the full article published in the Daily Commercial News, click here.

Thank you for visiting us at Construct Canada 


Thank you for stopping by our booth (#714) while attending this year's Construct Canada trade show on the November 29 - December 1, 2017. It was great meeting everyone there!

We really appreciate your taking the time to visit us and learning about all the exciting things we have planned for 2018. If you would like more information or have specific questions, please contact us at by phone: 416-499-4000 or email:

Click on image to view pictures from the event!

2017 Innovative Product Award Winners at Construct Canada!

Thank you to all those who submitted applications for this year's Innovative Product Award - the results are in - CONGRATULATIONS to the top three winners:


Flexsola International Development Corporation for its Flexsola Modular System

Flexsola is a modular system for creating sustainable and environmentally friendly multi-use developments. Its flexibility makes it affordable and adaptable to peoples' needs as they change over time.


Product: Net Zero Water solution: 


Product: DD-WMS 100 Coring Device

A big thank you to Pierre Boucher, President Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) who partnered with us to judge this year's submissions - we look forward to continuing our partnership with CCI.

TCA's Members Networking Workshop - Register Today!

RSVP is required by Monday, January 22, 2017  due to limited seating.
You can RSVP by e-mail to:  Nazak Ghobadi OR by calling  416-499-4000 Ext. 4106

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Click here for full details and the agenda.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 "TCA's BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS"

TCA's Best of the Best Awards - Apply Today!

Nominations form for the TCA Awards have now been posted on TCA's website.  

Awards includes:

Chancellor's Award of Excellence (TCIC)
Community Leader Award
Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award
Green Building Culture Award
Innovation Award
Outstanding Safety Performance Award
Project Achievement Awards (Small, Medium & Large Projects)
Sean McKenna Young Construction Executive Leadership Award
Trade Contractor Award

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

The TCA Awards are being presented at TCA's 150th Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation  being  held on  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Woodbine Race Track. 

For further information, please contact Lenore Villeneuve - 416-847-9164 or  email:

TCA's 36th Annual Ski Day - Save the Date: March 1, 2018


 Save the Date: March 1, 2018  - More details to follow!

For more information, please contact Jason Pelligra by phone: 416-499-4000   ext.  4104  or  email:
YCL News: Thank You for Attending our 2017 YCL Fall Pub Night!

Great Music, Good Cause & Great Success!
On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the Young Construction Leaders (YCL) hosted the 2017 YCL Fall Pub Night at Early Mercy, located in downtown Toronto. The night was a huge success - the turnout was fantastic with over 220 young professionals in attendance. $1090.00 was raised for a great cause, in support of
The event was great fun, everyone who attended enjoyed fabulous music, plenty of delicious appetizers and wonderful conversations.
A special THANK YOU goes out to all those who participated and helped to once again make the event a tremendous success!
See you at our next YCL Event in 2018!

To learn more about  and how you can contribute, please click here to visit their website.

 Huge Thank You to Our Sponsor: 

CSC Building Expo 2018 - SAVE THE DATE: February 28th

The CSC BUILDING EXPO 2018 (formerly the NoFrills Trade Show) organized by Construction Specifications Canada is geared strictly for the construction industry, it is a place to get acquainted or re-acquainted with both new and familiar technical representatives and " discover" new products and manufactures. The show focuses on the display and easy accessibility of intelligent technical information, supported by technical sales representatives, samples and brochures. 


To purchase luncheon tickets or to attend the show or for further information, please contact: Micah M. Rodrigues, CSC Building Expo Administrator at Tel: 1-888-427-2867 or Email:

TCA Member Benefits - Services Available for Free!

Meeting spaces for TCA's members

As part of your membership benefits, TCA allows you to book one of our meeting rooms to host your next meeting / workshop or seminar. Please click here for full details on our meeting room description and policy.

Affidavit Service

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, as well as 1 person at our Mississauga office location. Also available at the Richmond Hill location is a notary public service for construction related documents. To book an appointment or if you have any questions please


Barbara Mirsky (Toronto Construction Association)
Phone: 416-499-4000 ext. 4101

Andrew Guo (Mississauga Construction Association)
Phone: 905-567-1077 ext. 4122

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

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 goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada's non-residential construction industry.

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.
High lights from COCA's monthly newsletter include:

Quick Links


Don't miss the opportunity to have your resume seen by over 2000 member companies!
To post your resume please click here.

TCA Safety Group

Resource Centre


TCA members are automatically members of the above National & Provincial associations.  Click images for respective newsletters & more details. 

The Construction Institute of Canada

TCIC is pleased to offer you the following courses, seminars, and workshops taught by senior industry professionals:    

January 2018
Jan. 12 Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Jan. 23 - Apr. 3 Tues. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan. 29 - Apr. 16 Mon. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jan. 30 Tues. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Jan. 31 - Apr. 11 Wed. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jan. 31 & Feb. 7 Wed. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

February 2018
Feb. 8 & 9 Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Feb. 14 Wed. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social Networking for Construction (details TBD)
Feb. 23

Feb. 27 & 28 Tues & Wed. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Feb. 27 Tues. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Feb. 28 Wed. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

March 2018
Mar. 1, 2 & 9 Thurs & Fri. (x2) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Mar. 7 Wed. 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Mar. 14 Wed. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Mar. 27 & 28 Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Construction 101 (2 day course, Mississauga)
Mar. 28 & Apr. 4 Wed. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

April 2018
Apr. 6 Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Apr. 10 Tues. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Apr. 17 - Jun. 26 Tues. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

E-Learning Course
            (Self-paced, online e-learning, accessible 24/7)

(4 hours, 2 Gold Seal Credits. Mandatory for Gold Seal applicant)
(4 hours, 2 Gold Seal credits)
(4 hours, 2 Gold Seal Credits)
(3 hours, 2 Gold Seal credits)
(3 hours, 2 Gold Seal credits)
(4 hours, 2 Gold Seal credits)
(2 hours, 1 Gold Seal credit)
(14 hours, 5 Gold Seal credits)
(4 hours, 2 Gold Seal credits)
(6 hours, 2 Gold Seal credits)
(28 hours online course, 4 Gold Seal credits)

For a full list of upcoming TCIC courses/seminars/workshops/e-Learning courses or for more information on Gold Seal Certification, please visit .  

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen,  Manager, Professional Development

TCIC featured course of the month 


Accelerate Your Education In the Evening

Take one class a week or take up to 3 classes per week

Mon, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Jan. 29 - Apr. 16

Planning, Scheduling & Control for Contractors


Tues. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Jan. 23 - Apr. 3

Blueprint Reading & Estimating Level 1


Wed. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Jan. 31 - Apr. 11

Construction Law Course

Project Bid Opportunities

Project of the Month

Bessarion Community Centre New Construction

Issued by City of Toronto, the project is for the construction of new 4 storey (above grade including mezzanine) building with 3 levels of underground parking. Approximate GFA is about 224,000 sf. Structure is mainly cast-in-place concrete up to level 3 and structural steel frame at mezzanine level and main roof. Shoring excavation is required at all 4 sides of the basement. 

The building will house a natatorium (pool area), a child care centre, an adult lounge area, a fitness studio, a gymnasium, a weight room, a stretching space, a walking track, classrooms, a multipurpose meeting space, and a multi-activity room. The facility would include a relocated Toronto Public Library branch (formerly at Bayview), recreational facilities, and an aquatic centre, all served by a three-level underground garage containing a total of 196 parking spaces. The exterior finish is a combination of various cladding materials including alternating glass curtain wall glazing, zinc composite panels, and porcelain ceramic panels. Significant landscaping work is involved.

 Please click on the image for the details

TCA Advantage Club

TCA Advantage Club   
TCA Advantage - Group Home & Auto Insurance Program
Save up to 50% on regular home and automobile insurance rates
With the TCA's group buying power, save the premium on your insurance rates with the power of numbers! National Brokers Insurance and the TCA have partnered to help you save up to 50% on your home, apartment and vehicle insurance premiums. Contact National Brokers Insurance today for a quote!  
1 877 630 NATL (6285)
Staples Advantage   
TCA Advantage - Incredible savings on your office supplies
GREAT savings on your everyday office supplies! TCA's partnershipwith Staples Advantage offers you up to 60% off! Contact us today for more information.  

TCA Advantage- Fleet Pricing on ALL Fiat Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.
Advantage Club members enjoy FLEET PRICING on the purchase of a Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep Vehicle! TCA's partnership with Chrysler offers substantial savings! Contact us today for more information.

For partner discount information please visit us at 

For specific questions about the program please contact Barbara Mirsky at 416-499-4000 ext 4101.

Stay Connected to TCA

We're here to help... please contact us:

70 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill, ON  L4B 1H1
Telephone:  (416) 499-4000
  Fax:  (416) 499-8752