The Buildings Show Returns
TCA's 2021 Innovative Product Award Application 
TCA / YCL Event Line Up
Welcome New Members
TCA "Best of the Best" Nomination
TCA's 2021/22 Construction Book Advertisers
Virtual Commissioning
TCIC October Course Line Up
Project of the Month
Advantage Club Partners

November 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 October Winner is Samantha from Sitescape CONGRATULATIONS!
The Buildings Show Returns — December 1 - 3, 2021: Register to attend now and visit our booth
Supported by TCA, BOMA, BILD, Concrete Ontario and CABA, The Buildings Show, comprised of Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion, will run face-to-face at the Metro Toronto Convention, South Building from Dec 1 – 3, 2021. Key discussions will be premiered ahead of the face to face event to allow attendees to join curated conversations and education online.  

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors and partners is top priority. The Buildings Show will continue to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19 and will update you across our channels. For more information about Health & Safety protocols in place, please Click Here. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the in person event. 
TCA's 2021 Innovative Product Award Application Closes November 12, 2021 — Apply Now
If you have a NEW and unique solution that is changing the way we do busy submit your application now for a chance to win TCA's 2021 Innovative Product Award at Construct Canada!
The Innovative Product Award (formerly known as TIPTA) was established in 1994 by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA). The Award is open to any supplier who can demonstrate the development, and/or the use of innovative technologies in their respective industries. A team of experts at the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) will judge and select this year's winner. 
The submissions deadline is November 12, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. Click here to learn more. Eligibility is restricted to TCA member companies or those companies exhibiting at virtual Building Week.
Upcoming TCA / YCL Events

Members Networking Workshop
November 9, 2021 - Virtual
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi  416-499-4000, x4106

Buildings Week
December 1 - 3, 2021

February 2022 - Virtual Zoom Event
*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
TCA's 2021 "Best of The Best" Awards — Don't Miss the Application Deadline — December 31, 2021

TCA's "Best of the Best" Awards - APPLY NOW!
The TCA "Best of the Best" Awards recognize individuals and companies for their outstanding contribution to the construction industry. The award will be presented at the TCA 154th Annual General Meeting in February 2022 virtually via Zoom. 

Click the award name below, to find the descriptions of each award and the eligibility criteria for the nominees. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 31, 2021, at 12:00 PM EST

Awards include:

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 Friday, December 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM.*

Amidst the ongoing situation around Covid-19, we will be hosting our 154th Annual General Meeting & Best of the Best Awards Presentation via Zoom. More details to follow soon.
TCA's 2021/22 Construction Book is Coming Fall 2021
Our Construction Book gets distributed to approximately 3500 public / private buyers of Construction Services which include Architects, Engineers, Designers, Developers, Property Managers, General Contractors, and all TCA member companies.

The 2021/22 Construction book will be published and available in the fall! Advertisers include:

Platinum Advertisers

BLT is a national construction management firm building exceptional projects and relationships.

A Commercial GC offering a Variety of Services, Great Attitudes, Honesty, and Quality Workmanship. Check us out!

Home Depot PRO is here to help.
We’re here to help find everything you need to safely get back to business.

Outspan Concrete Structures Ltd. – Est. 1996. Celebrating 25 years in the Forming industry. ● ICI ● Infrastructure ● Heavy Construction.

Full Spectrum Electrical Contractors. A noteworthy leader in innovation, quality and safety since 1969.

Canadian leader in General Contracting, Design-Build and Construction Management services.

Leading the Way in Demolition with Innovation, Technology & Experience. We have the Largest Fleet, and BIGGEST High Reach Excavator in Canada.

Steel Deck, Cladding, Aluminum Panels, Insulated Metal Panels. Design and Installation, Custom Fabrication.

Providing professional High Security Fencing, Security Gates, Hydraulic Bollards, and Anti-Terrorist Equipment since 1977.

Silver Advertiser
Nilex provides solutions for Civil & Environmental
projects offering economic alternatives since 1977!

CCA launches phase II of Talent Fits Here
Introduced in September 2020, Talent Fits Here reached millions of Canadians in an effort to shift perceptions and promote construction as a career of choice. Construction will be one of the most important sectors driving Canada’s future economy and the opportunities for workers are diverse, creative and innovative. 

The expanded campaign shares three inspiring new stories to reach the next generation and provides tangible resources to connect them with the knowledge and tools they need to build viable, rewarding careers in construction. We are also making our debut on TikTok!

CCA is creating a dedicated employer spotlight page to highlight companies and organizations ready to hire the next generation. Click here to learn more.
Northbridge Insurance is a leading Canadian commercial insurer. Working closely with our broker partners and leveraging our in-depth industry expertise, we help businesses operate more safely so they can worry less about risks and focus on opportunities. Learn more at
TCA's Virtual Members' Networking Workshop: Registration Deadline is Friday November 5th
TCA members – join us for our FREE virtual member networking workshop event on November 9, 2021, facilitated by our seasoned networking expert Greg Dolenc, Technical Sales Representative, at Sika Canada Inc.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with other industry professionals and build meaningful relationships in an environment tailored to support your business objectives. Please RSVP NOW by emailing Nazak Ghobadi before Friday, November 5, 2021! 
**TCA Members Only!**

Register now and join us for TCA's next FREE members' networking workshop, which takes place virtually November 9, 2021, online!

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.

To rsvp please OR for further details, please contact: Nazak Ghobadi

Phone: 416-499-4000 x4106
Sponsored by:
TCA Member Spotlight: Magil Construction Ontario Celebrates 75 Years In The Industry
Integrity, Team Builders, Collaboration, Safety; these were the words that were used amongst our founders in 1946. Today, after 75 years, we can honestly boast these values remain and are why we can celebrate this amazing milestone. Established as McKay-Cocker Construction and rebranded to Magil Construction Ontario in 2017; our family feel, building lasting relationships that are based on trust, and putting safety at the forefront have all been a constant over the decades.

With our coast-to-coast presence and capacity as a top contractor in Canada, we respond to the challenges of the construction industry through innovation, creativity, and best practices. We provide collaborative solutions adapted to the needs of our clients in the industrial, commercial, institutional, retail, energy, and multi-unit residential sectors.

For more information visit:
Join our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Club
The Mission of our Young Construction Leaders Club (YCL) 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, industry activities and opportunities that will enhance and profit the individual and their respective organization.

By signing yourself up to our YCL mailing list, you will be receiving communications for all things YCL - this means you will never miss an event or the opportunity to hear about all the exciting things our YCL is working on.

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

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:
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:

Seventh Annual CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards - Winners Announced
CanBIM Announced the Winners for the 2021 Innovation Spotlight Awards on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, as part of its second virtual awards presentation.

CanBIM multi-casted the awards presentation on all its social channels as a live global broadcast. The 2021 Award was designed and fabricated by HOK Canada and York University. Using digital design and fabrication methods, the team presented a short video outlining the process and inspiration for the 2021 award.

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:  

November 2021 (live webinars)

Nov. 2 & 3 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 12:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST

Nov. 3 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 3, 4, 10 & 11 | Wednesday & Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Nov. 3, 10 & 17 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Nov. 5 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 8 | Monday | 12:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST

Nov. 8 & 15 | Monday | 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST

Nov. 8, 10, 15 & 17 | Monday & Wednesday | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Nov. 9, 10, 11 & 12 | Tuesday - Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Nov. 10 & 11 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Nov 10 & 11 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Nov. 10 & 17 | Monday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 15 | Monday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 16, 17, 23 & 24 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Nov. 17 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Nov. 17 & 24 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 18 & 19 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 18 & 25 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Nov. 22 – 24 | Monday - Wednesday | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Nov. 22 & 29 | Monday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Nov. 24 & 25 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Nov. 25 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 25 & 26 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Courses Of The Month
Building Construction – Putting It All Together
(Understanding a Project’s Life Cycle)

Every road that you drive on, every school that you attend, every house that you live in and every hospital that you receive care at was designed and built by the people in the construction industry.

The Canadian construction industry is an exciting and fast paced environment that involves numerous stakeholders including Owners, Consultants, General Contractors, Subcontractors, manufacturers, and suppliers as well as those in the insurance, finance, and inspection sectors.

This comprehensive workshop explores the complexity of the building construction industry by examining a project’s life cycle. You will participate in hands-on activities and examine every stage of the construction project process and how it all fits together – from design to Owner occupancy:

Design → Tendering → Pre-Construction → Procurement → Construction → Project Closeout → Owner Occupancy.

Click here, for more details.
Construction Job Cost Control

What do you want from improved Cost Management? (The ability to match actual spending on a project relative to):

  • budget for overall project
  • budget for specific stages of work
  • budget amount for current state of completion
  • determine if spending is on track as project progresses
  • anticipate whether profit (Margin %) objective will be achieved

Project Management to meet broader company objectives

  • How companies determine Target Margin
  • Imperative of covering overhead costs

Impact of pre-construction work on cost targets

  • Realistic budgets depend on accurate scope, estimate, pricing etc.
  • Hidden causes of flawed cost budgets - What to do about them

Cost management lessons from current projects to improve future projects

  • identifying where cost issues arise
  • corrective action

What makes tracking costs so difficult

  • critical nature of real-time information
  • challenges to matching actual to budget
  • managing information from multiple sources
  • change management challenges
  • software alone can't fix everything
Click here, for more details.
Project Bid Opportunities
Lac Seul First Nation - Frenchman's Head Sewage & Collection System

The Government of Canada and First Nations communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure on reserves and support access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. The new facility provides clean and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection to approximately 350 residents and eight community buildings. The plant meets current federal and provincial drinking water regulations and was designed to allow for future expansion. The existing water treatment plant has been decommissioned.

Lac Seul First Nation is located approximately 40 kilometers west of Sioux Lookout. The First Nation is divided into three communities: Frenchman's Head, Kejick Bay, and Whitefish Bay. All communities are connected by road, causeway, and bridge.

Indigenous Services Canada invested approximately $4.7 million in support of this project.  

Construct Connect Project ID # 4370235
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.
We're here to help... please contact us:
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1H1
Telephone: (416) 499-4000
 Fax: (416) 499-8752

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