IN THIS ISSUE:

Welcome New Members
TCA / YCL Event Line Up
TCA "Best of the Best" Nomination is open
TCA's 2021/22 Construction Book Advertisers
TCA 2nd Annual Women's Golf Day recap
TCA Members' Networking Workshop
Virtual Commissioning
CCA / COCA News
TCIC October Course Line Up
Project of the Month
Advantage Club Partners

October 2021
MONTHLY GIVEAWAY - SEE BELOW
HOME DEPOT PRO MONTHLY CONTEST:
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 August Winner is Maria from I&I Construction Services Ltd CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcoming TCA's NEWEST Members
Ital Canada Products
Upcoming TCA / YCL Events

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


Buildings Week
December 1 - 3, 2021 - Virtual


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!*
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 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. To apply now please click on the award name below. 

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 Monday 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.

www.priestly.ca

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!

TCA 2nd Annual Women's Golf Day—Recap
Good times and great fun was had at the TCA's Second Annual Women's Golf Day! Over one hundred industry women attended this remarkable event at Angus Glen Golf Club held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

The ladies enjoyed a gorgeous day of golfing on the course and many other amazing attractions. At the end of the day, every golfer received a stylish Orb water bottle as a giveaway.

Special thank you to Home Depot who provided Pizza on hole one and Espresso and Gelato on hole fifteen; Pallett Valo LLP for sponsoring the ice cream truck that served delicious gourmet ice cream on hole ten, and TSS Building Science Inc. who sent everyone off the eighteenth tee with fresh Cannoli and Cream Horns.

A huge thank you to our hole sponsors - Alliance Creative, Bothwell-Accurate Co. Inc., Cortech Safety Solutions Inc., Ontario Construction Secretariat, VICTAULIC, and Coloured Aggregates Inc.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to all of the participants who came out for this incredible event. This event would not be possible without everyone's support. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2022!

TCA and Angus Glen worked steadily to ensure that all protocols were adhered to due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors


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 www.northbridgeinsurance.ca.
TCA Members' Networking Workshop: November 9, 2021—Register for Free Now!
**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
TCA Member Spotlight: On-Site Health & Safety Consulting Ltd.
On-Site Health & Safety Consulting Ltd. provide independent review and evaluate work environments and design programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease and/or injury
caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents. Our services include but are not limited to:

-Certified third-party COR auditor
-Conduct audits and inspections
-Write and help implement health & safety programs
-Training

Please visit us at www.onsitehse.com
Members Spotlight: Globe and Mail Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2021
Congratulations to the following member companies (highlighted below) for their exceptional success, making Canada’s Top Growing Companies by three-year revenue growth. To view the full list click here.
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 statdec@tcaconnect.com 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: statdec@tcaconnect.com.
COCA News

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:

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 U
TCIC is pleased to offer you the following courses, seminars and workshops taught by senior industry professionals:  


October 2021 (live webinars)

Oct. 6 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Oct. 6 & 7 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 6 & 13 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 7 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct. 7, 8, 14 & 15 | Thursday & Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Oct. 8 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Oct. 11 – Dec. 2 | Monday & Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct. 12 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 14 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct. 15 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 18, 25 & Nov. 1 | Monday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct. 20 & 21 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Oct. 20 & 21 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 PM – 12:00 PM EST

Oct. 20 & 21 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 20 & 27 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 20 & 27 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct 20, 27 & Nov 3 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 21 & 28 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Oct. 22 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 22 | Friday | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Oct. 25 – 27 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Oct. 28 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Oct. 28 & 29 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Oct. 29 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST


For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
416-847-9162
TCIC Featured Courses Of The Month
Microsoft Project 4-Webinar Series

Harness the power and possibilities of Microsoft Project scheduling software to fulfill your construction projects’ highest potential. Delivered from a construction scheduling perspective, this three-hour course arms learners with the fundamental skills required to build a maneuver from screen to screen while learning the essentials of building a baseline construction schedule. Also learn the 5 scheduling secrets to help ensure your success on construction projects.

Participants leave this webinar with practice exercises and YouTube video links to ensure this material sticks long term. In addition, there is an optional hour live follow up session for participants that tried the new material in MS Project and have further questions.

It’s recommended that the participants to have access to Microsoft Project 2019, 2016, 2013 or 2010 on their computers/devices while attending the webinar, however it’s not mandatory.

This 4-webinars program is Gold Seal certified, 4 credits.
Click here, for more details.
Project Bid Opportunities

New Woodsworth College Academic Building

Woodsworth College is one of seven colleges on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. The new Library & Learning Centre will expand upon the existing College Halls’ function and importance as a social, academic, event, and student life hub for the Faculty of Arts & Science. Key project considerations include the sensitive approach and integration with the existing structures’ heritage features, an appropriate response to context, as well as sustainable facilities suitable to the professionalism of its’ users.

This project will accommodate space requirements for the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies (CRIM) and for the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR), both of which are academically and administratively linked to Woodsworth College. It will provide a student hub open to all students of the College, and includes a learning commons for CRIM and CIRHR; replace and expand upon Kruger Hall’s function as event and student space, and accommodate the College’s expanding office needs. Two new classrooms (78-seat and 120-seat) are included in the program.

This project has an estimated value of $10,000,000

Owner: City of Toronto

CCPI Project ID: 4417414
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 www.tcaadvantage.com

For specific questions about the program, please contact Barbara Mirsky at 416-499-4000, x4101.
We're here to help... please contact us:
TORONTO CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
70 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1H1
Telephone: (416) 499-4000
 Fax: (416) 499-8752

Important Reminder to TCA Members

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