December 2019

Important Notice:  Please  click here   to view TCA's Holiday Schedule.   

Important Reminder to TCA Members

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

TCA Announces a New Strategic Partnership!

As construction industry employers, we realize that our industry the same construction industry that has remained relatively unchanged for centuries is on the cusp of an industrial revolution. New technologies New methodologies, which are creating a renewed sense of technologies urgency in a sector facing formidable international competition and potentially severe labour shortages.

Despite these inevitable changes, our success in Ontario's competitive construction industry begins with sourcing profitable project opportunities, which precisely that TCA became the first mixed trade association in Canada to introduce the electronic plans room. And now decades later, TCA has partnered with ConstructConnect, a global leader in construction data analytics and integrated workflow management, to provide you affordable access to the EPR solution that we believe gives you the competitive advantage TCA members deserve.

TCA's 77th Annual Christmas Luncheon - Thank you for attending!
Our annual Christmas Luncheon was nothing short of incredible!

On Friday, December 6, 2019, TCA hosted its 77th annual Christmas Luncheon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The sold-out event was a great success. Over 2,600 industry professionals attended and enjoyed a delicious lunch and an afternoon of networking and celebration.

As a highlight of the event, former Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion , praised the hard-working men and women in the construction industry for their commitment to building a strong city over the years.

Our master of ceremonies Gilson Lubin kept the audience entertained performing some of his classic jokes to the sound of non-stop laughter.

A huge thank you to our board of directors, speakers, sponsors and everyone who participated making this year’s event another great success!

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!
Thank You for Attending the 2019 CEO Breakfast at Construct Canada!
TCA and ConstructConnect hosted the 30th Annual CEO Breakfast at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Minister Monte McNaughton (MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, and Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development) gave an insightful presentation on the importance of encouraging more young people to look at apprentices and skilled trades opportunities as a career path. Minister McNaughton stated that construction jobs are in demand and pay well and that "we need to end the stigma around trades."

Tom Teahen , (President and CEO, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board) opened the second half of the session with a fireside conversation led by John Mollenhauer (President, Toronto Construction Association) and Ian Cunningham (President, Council of Ontario Construction Association) where they discussed accountability in workplace health and safety and the significant role all the groups play.

A very special thank you to our speakers and moderators.

Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope you enjoyed the discussion!

Thank you for visiting us at Construct Canada!
Thank you for visiting our booth 714, during the Construct Canada trade show, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 4-6, 2019.

The exhibition was a huge success! We had an opportunity to introduce and showcase our new Electronic Plans Room, the ConstructConnect platform and all of the other exciting things we have in store for 2020. 

We appreciate you taking the time to visit us and look forward to continue working with you!

If you would like more information or have specific questions, please contact us by phone: 416-499-4000 or email:

Innovative Product Award Winners at Construct Canada

First Place Winner...  Alert Labs!
The 2019 Innovative Product Award was presented at this year's Construct Canada Show!

Thank you to all those who participated and submitted applications for this year's Innovative Product Award a huge congratulations to this year's top three winners:

FIRST PLACE:  Alert Labs  for its Flowie Water Flow Sensor.
Flowie makes it easier for companies and individuals to see how and when they are wasting water. But awareness isn’t enough. Fundamental to most human behaviour is the “WIIFM” principle - “What’s in it for me?” The growing adoption of Flowie can be attributed to its ease of installation and user-friendliness. But Flowie also makes saving water costs and reducing damage profitable. Flowie is able to reduce water waste 23%, on average. 
Second Place Winner

Product:   FiAR - Fire Extinguisher Augmented Reality Training Simulator   
Third Place Winner

Product:   Automated Building Access for Carriers & Resident Delivery Smart Lockers
Special thank you to Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association (CCA) & her team who judged this year's competition, and to our partner Informa Canada for co-sponsoring this award.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 TCA's "Best of The Best" Awards

TCA's "Best of the Best" Awards - Apply Now!

Nomination forms for the TCA Awards have now been posted on TCA's website.  

Awards include:

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 Culture Award
Project Achievement Awards (Small, Medium & Large Projects)
Sean P. McKenna Young Construction 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.

*Submissions for the Best of the Best Awards are due on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.*

The TCA "Best of the Best" Awards are being presented at TCA's 152nd Annual General Meeting & Awards Presentation on  Thursday, February 20, 2020 , at Woodbine Racetrack.

For more information, please contact Amanda Pontisso:
Phone:  416-847-9164 or  Email:   
TCA's Annual Ski Day: Save the Date - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Save the date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Stay tuned for more details!

For more information, please contact Jason Pelligra :
Email:│  Phone:  416-499-4000 x4104
TCA Members' Networking Workshop
TCA will be hosting the next free member networking workshop at our Richmond Hill Office Location on Wednesday, January 22, 2019.

You can RSVP by emailing:   Nazak Ghobadi  RSVP is required by  Wednesday, January 15, 2019,   due to limited seating.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and do not miss out on this great opportunity!

For any further details, please contact: Nazak Ghobadi
Email:  or  Phone:   416-499-4000 x4106
Join our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Committee!
The Mission of our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Club is to develop an informal communication network among construction industry future Leaders up to 40 years of age, in order to:

  • Promote networking relationships within the construction industry.
  • Develop a forum to establish industry contacts and business leads.
  • Provide information and industry activities and opportunities that will enhance and profit the individual and their respective organization.

One of our most important focuses is providing mentorship and resources for the next generation of bright young minds that are entering the industry.

To learn more about YCL and how you can get involved,   click here 

For more information, please email:   Vishawn Thompson
CSC Building Expo - February 26, 2020
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COCA November 2019 Government Relations Report
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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. Please  click here  for full details on our meeting room options, description and policy.
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. This service is available on a walk in basis between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m . To book an appointment 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 .
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 .  


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:  

January 2020

Jan. 9 | Thursday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Jan. 14, & 15 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Jan. 16, & 23 | Thursday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Jan. 21 | Tuesday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Jan. 28 – March 31 | Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Jan. 29 – April 1 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Jan. 29 | Wednesday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jan. 30 | Thursday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jan. 30 & Feb. 6 | Thursday | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Jan. 30 – April 16 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Jan. 31 | Friday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Course of the Month
G&R Fire Systems Inc. 
Irina Construction and Renovation Services Inc. 
Project Bid Opportunities

Toronto Public Library

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) proposes to renovate the existing Albert Campbell District Library located at 496 Birchmount Road, Toronto. The existing two-storey building, which opened in 1971, is approximately 26,100 square feet with a mezzanine and sunken ground floor multi-purpose room. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following: regrading of the front yard to create new entry level; new insulation and cladding; new roofing; new windows; new mechanical and electrical systems; new site hard and soft surfaces; interconnecting the first and second floors; reconfiguring all floors; and complete interior renovation. The approximate construction value is $12,000,000.

Please click on image for more details.

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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.  
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.
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For specific questions about the program, please contact  Barbara Mirsky  at 416-499-4000 x4101.
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