September 2020

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!

TCA's 1st Women's Golf Day is SOLD OUT
We are thrilled to announce that our first women's golf day event is completely SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all participants and sponsors who are supporting this event. We can’t wait for sunshine and long drives on Thursday, October 1, 2020. 
For more information contact: Jason Pelligra,
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Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!

TCA 1st Women's Golf Day (SOLD OUT!)
October 1, 2020 - Angus Glen Golf Club
Contact: Jason Pelligra 416-499-4000, x4104

Members Networking Workshop
October 13, 2020 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Nazak Ghobadi  416-499-4000, x4106

February 18, 2021 - Virtual Zoom Event
Contact: Amanda Pontisso 416-499-4000, x4113
*Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we advise that you visit our website events page for updates on our future events!*
TCA's Virtual Members' Networking Workshop Register Now

The Toronto Construction Association (TCA) invites you to attend our FREE Members Networking Workshop via Zoom on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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. 

Workshop Details:

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual Event (via Zoom)

To RSVP or for further details, please contact: Nazak Ghobadi │ 416-499-4000, x4106

Sponsored by:

TCA's 2020 Golf Day Recap
The TCA 2020 Golf Day event took place on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at the Angus Glen Golf Club. The event was a huge hit! It was completely sold out, with 100 participants in attendance. Though the day started out dreary and drizzling, the excitement of the golfers helped brighten the day, and everyone enjoyed and had a fabulous time.

Due to the ongoing situation around Covid-19, TCA worked in conjunction with the City of Markham to provide a safe environment for all.

We would like to offer a special thank you to all our sponsors for making this year's event a great success. Your continued support is much appreciated!

A huge thank you to all the participants who came out. We hope to see you all soon at the next TCA event!

TCA event Photos courtesy of

Special Thank You To Our Amazing Sponsors!

TCA's 2020/21 Construction Book: Coming Late Fall 2020
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Incoming Infrastructure Ontario President and CEO Announced

Infrastructure Ontario's Board of Directors announced Michael Lindsay as the next CEO of Infrastructure Ontario, effective November 1, 2020. The Minister of Infrastructure, Laurie Scott, confirmed Michael’s appointment in a government statement on September 18, 2020.

Michael’s experience within IO, in the private sector, and advising government makes him uniquely suited to lead IO as it takes on a critical role in bolstering the Province’s public assets and supporting the economy.

Click here to read more.

TCA is Virtually Commissioning Statutory Declarations for Members Only

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:

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.

One of our most important focuses is acting as a mentor and resource to the next generation of bright young minds that are entering the industry.

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

For more information, please email: Vishawn Thompson
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. However, due to Covid-19, please note that we have suspended the use of all of our meeting rooms until further notice. At TCA, we value the well-being of our members and staff and want to ensure that you know your health and safety is our top priority.
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 office location. In light of Covid-19, TCA is now commissioning statutory declarations virtually for our members. To book an appointment online or if you have any questions, please contact us:
FREE Affidavit Service

Barbara Mirsky (Toronto Construction Association) 
Phone: 416-499-4000 x4101

For more information on membership benefits, please visit our website.
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:

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. 


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:  

October 2020

Oct. 1, 2 & 5 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Monday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct. 7 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct 7 & 8 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct. 7, 14 & 21 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Oct. 14 & 21 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct. 15 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Oct. 21, 22, 28 & 29 | Wednesday & Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Oct. 21 & 28 | Wednesday | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Oct. 22 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Oct. 22 & 23 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Oct. 28 & 29 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct. 28 & Nov. 4 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Oct. 28 & Nov. 4 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct. 29 & 30 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Oct. 29 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

November 2020

Nov. 3 & 4 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Nov. 3, 4, 10 & 11| Tuesday & Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Nov. 5 | Thursday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Nov. 6, 13 & 20 | Friday |9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Nov. 11 & 12 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Nov. 11 & 18 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Nov. 11 & 18 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Nov. 12 & 13 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Nov 14 | Wednesday |1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Nov. 18 & 19 | Wednesday & Thursday | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Nov. 18 & 19 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Nov. 20, 26 & 27 | Thursday & Friday (x2) | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Nov. 27, 2020 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Course of the Month

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Construction e-Learning course

This online learning course was developed by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA)/The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) for the construction industry. Whether you are working in the field or in the office as an owner’s representative, an architect, an engineer, a construction professional (contractor, construction manager, project manager, site superintendent, estimator, project coordinator) a subcontractor, tradesperson, supplier or working in an administrative capacity in construction, you must know how to read blueprints.

In this course, you will learn the functions of different plan views, elevations, sections, details and schedules presented on Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) drawings as well as dimensions, basic design concepts, specifications and key terminology relevant to interpreting graphical and written construction information. The knowledge you gain will help you confidently interpret construction drawings to ensure an accurate and efficient completion of your projects.

This 7-week, 6 modules e-learning course is comprised of the following:

Module 1 – Principles of Blueprint Reading
Module 2 – Construction Graphics and Specifications
Module 3 – Architectural Drawings
Module 4 – Structural Drawings
Module 5 – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Drawings
Module 6 – Site Plans and Landscaping Drawings
Week 7 – Course Examination
Please click here for more details.

City of Toronto - Corporate Real Estate Management - Project Management Office
Project Bid Opportunities
In January 2020, TCA partnered with ConstructConnect, a leading provider of pre-construction software and project information, to meet the growing demand of the industry and bring you even more project opportunities.

TCA’s new Electronic Plans Room (EPR) service known as ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI), provides members with round-the-clock online access to construction projects. CCPI is an easy-to-use platform that allows members to respond to invitations; get promoted to the largest and most engaged network; share collaboratively within teams on selected projects; and seamlessly transition to digital takeoff. You can also track your projects on the go, using a mobile app.

TCA Advantage Club
TCA Advantage - Group Home & Auto Insurance Program
Save up to 50% on regular home and automobile insurance rates
With the 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!  
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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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