TCA's 2022 Seminar Series (New)
TCA / YCL Event Line Up
Welcome New Members
TCA 154th AGM & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation Recap
TCA Virtual Members' Networking Workshop
Advertise with TCA
YCL Ping Pong Tournament is back
Virtual Commissioning
TCIC March 2022 Course Line Up
Project of the Month
Advantage Club Partners
March 2022

TCA's 2022 Seminar Series Will Kick Off on March 3, 2022

TCA's 2022 Seminar Series

It's almost time! Have you registered yet? Our new seminar series will be kicking off in two days from today! 

The TCA Seminar Series will be held on Zoom and are free and open to all TCA members ONLY. Each session will feature discussions on a wide range of industry-related topics.

See the below flyer for all upcoming sessions, Or visit our website for more details and to register. 
Should you have any questions, please contact Vishawn Thompson via email:   

Sponsored by:
Upcoming TCA / YCL Events

March 3, 2022 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-499-4000, x4189

March 9, 2022 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi 416-499-4000, x4106

March 10, 2022 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-499-4000, x4189

March 17, 2022 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-499-4000, x4189

March 24, 2022 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-499-4000, x4189
*Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we advise that you visit our website events page for updates on our future events!*
Welcoming TCA's NEWEST Members
Adanac Contracting
Sky Art Construction Inc.

Stride Access Inc.
Recap: TCA's 154th Annual AGM & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation with Keynote Premier Doug Ford
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) held its 154th Annual General Meeting (AGM) & "Best of the Best" Awards Presentation online via Zoom Webinar for the fiscal year 2021. This is the second year in which the AGM took place virtually due to the COVID-19 circumstances.

The event opened up with John Mollenhauer (TCA's President & CEO) introducing this year's keynote speaker Ontario Premier Doug Ford. In his keynote address, the Premier thanked the industry for its critical role in the recovery in dealing with the pandemic and talked about the importance of continuing to build infrastructure in the province. Premier Doug Ford stated that “It was critical for us as a government to make sure we kept the construction sites open because we all know that Ontario cannot wait for new infrastructure,” and shared that the Ontario government has $144 billion in the budget and plans to build schools, hospitals, and long-term care homes. View the full article of the keynote address published by the Daily Commercial News.

Following the keynote, the business portion of the AGM was kicked off by the Chair of TCA’s Board of Directors Jeff Murva, (President J. Murva Consulting Ltd.) John Mollenhauer presented the 2021 year in review, the annual report and the financial report from the past year were approved and concluded with the announcement of 2022 board of directors members. 

After the business portion was awards time. Despite not being able to meet in person, the online AGM event was filled with celebrationsome of the best of the best in the industry were recognized and awarded for their outstanding contribution to the industry. As in past years, TCA presented awards in nine categories. All the winners are listed below.
2021 TCA Best of the Best Award Winners - Congratulations

The 2021 Best of the Best Awards were announced in the following categories:
  • Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award
  • Sean P. McKenna Young Construction Award
  • Chancellor's Award of Excellence (TCIC)
  • Project Achievement Awards (Small, Medium & Large Projects)
  • Trade Contractor Award
  • Outstanding Safety Culture Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Community Leader Award
  • Green Building Culture Award
Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award
This year, the Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award was presented to Ray Bassett, President, and CEO of Travelers, for his leadership and extraordinary contribution to the construction industry.
Best of the Best Sean P. McKenna YCL Leadership Award
Best of the Best TCIC Chancellor's Award of Excellence
Best of the Best Large Project Achievement Award for the
Massey Hall Major Renovation
Best of the Best Medium Sized Project Achievement Award for the
500 McNab - Ken Soble Tower Enerphit Passive House Renewal Project
Best of the Best Small Sized Project Achievement Award for the
LiUNA Garden Shorewall
Best of the Best Trade Contractor Award
Best of the Best Outstanding Safety Culture Award
Best of the Best Innovation Award for the Transit City Towers 4/5
Best of the Best Community Leader Award
Best of the Best Community Leader Award
Best of the Best Green Building Culture Award

For those who were not able to attend the meeting, the AGM package with financials can be viewed here.

Thank you to our members and all participants for your tremendous support. We look forward to seeing you again soon, ideally face to face, in a safer and healthier environment.

Special THANK YOU to our sponsor Home Depot Canada for your continuous support!
TCA Free Virtual Members' Networking Workshop:
March 9, 2022 — RSVP Now and Don't miss out
*TCA Members Only*

The time to RSVP for the next upcoming workshop taking place on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, is running out. 

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with your industry peers and build effective professional relationships. The session will be facilitated by Greg Dolenc, Technical Sales Representative at Sika Canada Inc.
TCA's Virtual Members' Networking Workshop aims to help you:
  • Apply effective networking skills that help build and grow your business relations.
  • Develop effective self-introduction and networking plans.
  • Network with our sponsors and attend virtual networking sessions.
For further details, click here, Or contact Nazak Ghobadi to RSVP Now:
Email: Phone: 416-499-4000 x4106
Advertise with TCA

Advertise with us and grow your business!

TCA's monthly E-Connect newsletter reaches all of our members, partner associations, industry organizations, and buyers of construction services at all government levels - that's over 30,000 industry contacts!

In addition to reaching such a large audience, our monthly newsletter also lives on our TCA website and will be promoted on all of our social channels, giving you even more exposure.  

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Save the date: YCL Ping Pong Tournament is back at SPiN Toronto - Thursday, April 14, 2022

We can't wait to host you in April!

YCL'ers, finally some exciting news! We have missed hosting you all in person and are pleased to announce our annual ping pong tournament at SPiN Toronto will be back in April - Get ready to get your pong on with us on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Save the date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: SPiN Toronto

Stay tuned for more details! 
For further information, please contact: Vishawn Thompson | 416-499-4000, x4189
Member Benefit: Virtual Commissioning of Stat Decs
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:
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:

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.

CCA recently launched a new newsletter called CCA Plus+. 

To view CCA's Plus+ newsletter, please click here. 
Industry COVID-19 Resources
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:

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.**

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

March 2022 (live webinars)

Mar. 1 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Mar. 1 & 2 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Mar. 1 – 3 | Tuesday - Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Mar. 1 & 8 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 7 – 9 | Monday - Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Mar. 8 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 9 – 11 | Wednesday - Friday | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Mar. 9 & 16 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 9, 10, 16 & 17 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Mar. 10 & 11 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Mar. 14 & 15 | Monday & Tuesday | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Mar. 15 & 22 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 16 & 17 | Wednesday & Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Mar. 22, 29 & Apr. 5 | Tuesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Mar. 23 & 30 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 24 | Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Mar. 24 & 25 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Mar. 25 & Apr 1 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 29 – 31 | Tuesday - Thursday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Mar. 29, Apr. 5 & 12 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Mar. 30 & 31 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Mar. 30 & 31 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Mar. 30 & 31 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Courses Of The Month
Bidding & Tendering

Tendering (i.e., procurement) is often the gateway to securing construction contracts. It can be a lengthy and complicated process with its own special legal rules. Running afoul of those rules could not only be the difference between awarding or winning a contract versus losing out, but it could also put you and your company at great legal risk if not done properly.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • The fundamentals of the contracting process as it relates to bidding and tendering;
  • Understanding key terminology used in the process;
  • The differences between Tendering and RFPs;
  • Understanding key guidelines and legal principles;
  • What to be aware of when reviewing Instructions to Tenderers or Instructions to Proponents;
  • What is “substantial compliance?”
Click here, for more details.
Project Bid Opportunities
The New Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital

At 2.5 million square feet, the new Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital will be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever in the capital city. To open in 2028, with future phased development potential for 25 years, the $2.8 billion project set on a 50-acre campus is expected to create 20,000 jobs during construction including ancillary businesses, research and training opportunities and health investments.

The Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic development will be located on Carling Avenue next to Dow’s Lake. The new hospital will be the major referral centre for Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut, and the Eastern Ontario Trauma Centre. As one of Canada’s largest acute care learning and research hospitals, the new campus will provide a full range of specialized services, research and education for those with the most complex injuries and illness.

The preliminary design model shows two in-patient towers connected to a central podium. To avoid “maze-like spaces” often associated with older hospitals with new additions, where patients and the general public easily get lost, HDR is looking at the possibility of future expansion in one tower, he says. Public walkways in the hospital with numerous sightlines to the outdoors and to the central plaza will help occupants keep their bearings.

In addition, rest areas and points of interest will be strategically placed along these pathways. Largely to address infection control, each of the hospital’s 640 or so rooms will be for one patient and each will have a bathroom. Rooms will be designed with solar gain and air flow in mind to optimize patient comfort and reduce energy consumption, he says. The new hospital will replace a nearby century-old Ottawa Civic Hospital built early 1920s shortly after the Spanish Flu.

This project has estimated value of $2.8 billion

Owner: The Ottawa Hospital
TCA Advantage Club
TCA Advantage - Group Home & Auto Insurance Program
Save up to 50% on regular home and automobile insurance rates
With 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)
TCA Advantage - Incredible savings on your office supplies
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.
For partner discount information, please visit us at

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