November 2018
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 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 to everyone who has purchased tickets to attend our 76th Annual Christmas Luncheon . We are incredibly excited to see you all!
Master of Ceremonies
Graham Chittenden
Comedian | Emcee | Host

Construct Canada Trade Show
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception   
11: 45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Christmas Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jason Pelligra: Email:
Thank YOU to our Sponsors!

Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!
Construct Canada Trade Show
November 28 - 30, 2018 - Metro Toronto Convention Center

CEO Power Breakfast with Phil Verster, President & CEO Metrolinx
November 29, 2018 - Metro Convention Centre

Christmas Luncheon - OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!
November 30, 2018 - Metro Convention Centre
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 ext. 4104

Members Networking Workshop
January 23, 2019 - TCA Richmond Hill Office
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi 416-499-4000 ext. 4106

TCA's Annual General Meeting/ Awards Presentation
February 21, 2019 - Woodbine Race Track
Contact: Lenore Villeneuve 416-499-4000 ext. 4113

TCA Ski Day
February 28, 2019 - Craigleith Ski Club
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 ext. 4104

YCL Ping Pong
March, 2019
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000 ext. 4104

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 30, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

Visit us at  Booth #714  and enter our lucky draw contest for tickets to one of our Signature events!
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 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.

Submissions for the Best of the Best Awards are due on Monday January 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

TCA's Best of the Best Awards Presentation and Annual General Meeting will be taking place Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack.

For further information, please contact Lenore Villeneuve:
Phone: 416-847-9164 or  email:
THANK YOU for Attending our Environmental Committee's Brownfield and Excess Soils Panel Discussion
On Tuesday October 23, 2018, the Toronto Construction Association's (TCA) Environmental Committee, held its second panel discussion on the Recordof Site Condition; O.Reg. 153/04, as amended and the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks; Excess Soils Best Management Practices (BMP) 2014 (proposed regulation by 2020) .

Thank you to everyone who attended!
We look forward to welcoming you again at our next seminar!

THANK YOU to our Brownfield and Excess Soils Moderator and Panel
Damian Rodriguez
Vice-President, Soil Operations
GFL Environment
Meggen Janes, M.Sc., PMP, P.Eng, QPESA
Director, Soil and Groundwater Management & Brownfield Approval
Waterfront Toronto
D. Grant Walsom, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.,
QP - Partner
XCG Consulting Limited
Sophia Sestito
Environmental Services
Ben Morse
Head of Sales
YCL Presents Educational Seminar : The Present & Future of Construction - RECAP
Over 230 people attended our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Committee seminar: The Present and Future of Construction . The event was held Wednesday October 31, 2018 at the Globe and Mail centre.

Our panel experts included: 

Geoff Smith, President and CEO, EllisDon Corporation
Jenny Coco, CEO of the Coco Group 
John McKendrick, Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Ontario

The panel discussion was moderated by YCL’s very own Vice Chairman, Ben Morse , Tread.
Thank you to all who attended and helped make this event a great success!

Special THANK YOU to Our Panel
Geoff Smith, J.D.,
President and CEO, EllisDon
Jenny Coco.,
CEO, Coco Group
John McKendrick
Executive Vice President,
Infrastructure Ontario
Philanthropic Partner
Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth is an award-winning organization that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programs to help young people experiencing homelessness reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.

One hundred and twenty-three residents aged 16 to 24 find shelter and support in their facilities every night. Eva’s gives youth the tools to transition out of homelessness permanently.

Sign up here to receive more information OR visit
TCA's Members Networking Workshop
Our last Members' Networking Workshop of the year took place on Tuesday November 7, 2018 at our Richmond Hill Office Location. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated, throughout the year - it was great welcoming new and familiar faces.

If you missed out on attending one of our sessions this year, the next members' networking workshop will again take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 . Be sure to save the date and join us then!

Wednesday January 23, 2019

For any further details, please contact: Nazak Ghobadi
email: or phone:  416-499-4000 ext. 4106
YCL News:
THANK YOU for Attending our YCL 2018 Fall Networking Pub Night!
The Young Construction Leaders’ Annual Fall Pub Night was once again an amazing success!
On Thursday November 15, 2018, over 230+ young construction professionals gathered at Early Mercy, located in the downtown Toronto area for an evening of fun and networking. 

Everyone had a fabulous time mingling and socializing, while also enjoying some of the latest hits, played by the in house DJ and plenty of delicious appetizers!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated and helped to make this event another great success!

HUGE THANK YOU to Our Amazing Sponsors!
Platinum Sponsor
Food Sponsor
Drinks Sponsors
Napkin Sponsor
CSC Building Expo - February 27, 2019
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, as well as 1 signing officer at our Mississauga 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 ext. 4101

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

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 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.
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 2019
Jan. 11, Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jan. 28 – Apr. 15, Mon. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 – Apr. 2, Tue. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jan. 30 – Apr. 10, Wed. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Jan. 30, Feb 27. & Apr. 10, Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February 2019
Feb. 1, Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 5 & 6, Wed. & Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 13, Tue. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 19, 2019 Tue. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Feb. 20, Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 20, Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 25, Mon. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 26 & 27, Tue. & Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, Thu. & Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Course of the Month
Truston Developments Inc.
Project Bid Opportunities
Construction of New Greensville Elementary School with Public Library and Community Centre

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board issued tender for Construction of New Greensville Elementary School with Public Library and Community Centre. The new 39,000-square foot school project, is designed for 381 students and includes a community centre with kitchen, washrooms, multipurpose rooms and a 71 space parking lot. This school project is a part of a joint community project of the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Public Library and Ontario government – estimated project value is $11.9 million.    
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.
For partner discount information please visit us at

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