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TCA / YCL Event Line Up
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TCA Golf Tournament - Update
Virtual Commissioning
TCIC Course Line Up
Project of the Month
Advantage Club Partners

May 2021
Every Month we will be drawing one lucky winner for a Home Depot Gift Card!

How to Enter: If you are reading this newsletter AND you are a member of the TCA, congratulations as you are automatically entered to win!

Our April Winner is Christina from Vipond Inc. CONGRATULATIONS!
TCA Builders Digest (Quarter 1 2021) Digital Issue is Now Live on Our Website!
Check out the digital edition of our latest Builders' Digest Magazine (Quarter 1 2021) on our website now! 

Stay up to date with what's happening in the construction industry.

Our latest edition includes:

  • President's Message: Construction Sector Trends Expected to Accelerate
  • 153rd TCA Annual Meeting and "Best of the Best" Awards
  • COVID and Construction
  • AGE of the Machine

To read the latest issue, please click here.
Welcoming TCA's NEWEST Members
Coneer Architectural Products & Glazing Installations Inc.
Ontario Glass Werx Inc.

The Construction Master
Upcoming TCA / YCL Events

Members' Day Virtual Events
May 5 - 6, 2021 - Online
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi  416-499-4000, x4106

TCA Annual Golf Tournament - SOLD OUT!
May 2021 - Angus Glen Golf Club
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000, x4104

Safety Month - May 2021
Help Us Raise Awareness on the importance of safety and share your best practices with us during the month of May and your company could be profiled!
Contact: Vishawn Thompson 416-499-4000, x4189

Soil Management: An Industry Perspective on Early Engagement
June 22, 2021 - Zoom
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!*
TCA's 26th Annual Members' Day—Virtual Event
Kicks Off in 2 Days
TCA's two-day virtual Members' Day event is almost here! Don't miss it - be sure to join us on May 5-6, 2021!

TCA Members' Day offers an exclusive opportunity to showcase your product (s) / service (s) and a chance to reconnect and build new relationships with industry professionals on an interactive virtual platform.

The two-day virtual members' day event will kick off on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, with the Industry Panel of experts sharing their insights on the topic of: Managing the COVID-19 Related Claims Process. If you have not registered yet, there is still time to do so—click here to sign up now! 

Day two (Thursday, May 6, 2021) will provide an opportunity to connect and network with your industry peers in a fun and interactive way via Remo. Click here to register as an attendee.
Members' Day Industry Forum Panel of Experts
For more information, please contact Nazak Ghobadi, via email:
Sponsored by:

TCA's Annual Golf Tournament Update

Important Update to the registrants and sponsors of the 2021 golf day event.

With regards to the latest stay-at-home order (made on April 16, 2021) by Premier Doug Ford ordering the closure of outdoor golf courses and driving ranges until at least May 20, 2021. We would like to inform you that the upcoming TCA Golf Day is postponed and will be rescheduled to happen at a later date.

As COVID-19 continues to impact people's lives, we seek your understanding and know that you also partake in our concern in these unprecedented times. The health and well-being of everyone is our top priority. We will keep you all posted on the changes once they become available. Thank you for your continuous support.
For more information, please contact Jason Pelligra:
Email: | Phone: 416-499-4000 x4104

TCA's Environmental Committee and ASHRAE Toronto Chapter: Impact of COVID-19 on IAQ Guidelines Recap!
ASHRAE Toronto & TCA Joint Event

Impact of COVID-19 on IAQ Guidelines Seminar
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in partnership with ASHRAE Toronto Chapter, the Toronto Construction Association Environmental Committee conducted a seminar on the topic Impact of COVID-19 on IAQ Guidelines. Over 220 attendees registered. It was a terrific success!

Building ventilation is critical for preventing pathogen spread. With help from local consultants and organizations like ASHRAE, standards and best practices are changing due to COVID-19. The speakers discussed how to enhance existing building systems and build new projects with a higher level of Indoor Air Quality for occupant health and safety.

Special thank you to our experts and everyone who joined and participated!
A huge THANK YOU to our Expert Speakers:

Abhishek Khurana,
CEO, Voyager Buildings
Cara Sloat,
Mechanical Engineer,
Hammerschlag & Joffe
Brendan McDermott,
CEO, DMA Heating and
Cooling Systems
To watch the recorded seminar, click here.
May is Safety Month at TCAShare Your Health & Safety Practices With Us! #Safety is Everyone's Job
May is TCA Safety Month. Ensuring that everyone in our industry goes home safe to their families at the end of each day should be at the forefront of everyone's mind.

What can you do to raise the bar for Safety?

  • Challenge the status quo
  • Take part in TCA Safety Month (May) follow us @TCA_Connect and share your safety stories and tag us, and use #TCASafetyMonth 
  • Take part in SafetyWeek2021
  • Join the League of Champions to use as your lever to improve safety culture at your company
When it comes to safety, awareness is the key to prevention!
Construction Safety Materials
The following four documents were developed jointly by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council (the Building Trades), the Construction Employers Coordinating Council of Ontario (CECCO), and COCA to advise construction employers, supervisors, and workers about the measures that must be taken to keep job sites safe, minimize or eliminate the possibility of virus transmission and keep our industry working.

Click on the links below to view the four documents:

  1. Safety Bulletin
  2. Safety Bulletin – Workplace Poster
  3. Safety Bulletin – Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Safety Bulletin – Workplace Guidance Practices
Save the date: Join Our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Club for an Upcoming Virtual Seminar - June 22, 2021
Save the date! Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

The Toronto Construction Association's YCL and Environmental Committee will be hosting an online seminar on Soil Management: An Industry Perspective on Early Engagement, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

We hope you can join us for this one hour information session.

Stay tuned for more details!

For more information, please email: Vishawn Thompson.
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:
COCA April 2021 Government Relations Report
Click here, to read the full report.

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.

For a copy of CCA's weekly 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:

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

May 2021 (live webinars)

May 3 | Monday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

May 4 – 7 | Wednesday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM |
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

May 5 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 5 & 6 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

May 6, 7 & 10 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

May 12 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

May 12, 19 & 26 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 13 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

May 13 & 20 | Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 18 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

May 19 & 20 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

May 19 & 26 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

May 20 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

May 26 & 27 | Wednesday & Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

May 27 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

May 27 & June 3 | Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

CCDC2 – 2020 (Everything You Need to Know but Haven’t Yet Asked About)

On December 14, 2020, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) released its latest version of the CCDC 2 – 2020 “Stipulated Price Contract”.

Find out what are the most crucial changes in the new version and how it impacts you and your projects including:

  • What to do with the CCDC 2 – 2008 version;
  • Payment Terms;
  • Ready for Takeover and Early Occupancy;
  • Safety;
  • Insurance ;
  • the new CCDC Division 01 (what is it and what you need to know about it)

Click here, for more details.
The 2020 CCDC 2 (Going Beyond the Boardroom – A Contract Administrator's Perspective)

Go beyond the theory of changes made to the new CCDC 2 (2020) and discover what is new, what will affect you on-site as a contract administrator working for a GC, Subcontractor, Architect or Engineer - and what stays the same. Changes that have been highlighted as substantial include insurance and indemnity requirements, early occupancy and ready for take-over. There are over a half-dozen other language modifications that have yet to be talked about, thought about and worked through practically on-site. Not to mention, how consultants will be enforcing new conditions as their role in Part 2 of the contract. With the phase in period of CCDC 2 happening now, newer projects will soon be working with the new version.

Each participant will receive the education copy of the CCDC 2 (2020) and we will work through the following together:

  1. Adjudication as it ties into Articles 5.2, GC 8.2 and GC 7.2.3;
  2. Ready for Take-Over GC 12.1;
  3. Early Occupancy GC 12;
  4. How payment applications including the reduced role of the payment certifier in legislation will work relative to the new Construction Act in Ontario;

Click here, for more details.
Project Bid Opportunities
Maclean Center for Collaboration Discovery – McMaster University

McMaster University is seeking for prequalified general contractors to service the University for the Mclean Center for Collaboration, a new addition to the DeGroote School of Business at the university.

The addition is set to feature integrated technology for campus life, business applications, and building operations and support the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff.

This nine-storey building will include state-of-the-art classrooms, student meeting, collaboration space, and interactive technology. It will be constructed on the Westdale campus at a site adjacent to the School of Business.

Sweeny & Co Architects has been selected to design this state-of-the-art building with an estimated project value of $40,000,000.  
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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