November 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!

The first-ever virtual Buildings Week is two days away! Register now for FREE and visit us at our virtual booth!
The pandemic has made it difficult for companies to connect, meet or network. This year, The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada at Buildings Week, November 30 - December 4, 2020. Powered by Buildings Canada and Informa Connect, Buildings Week offers high quality content, targeted networking and new business opportunities, at your convenience.

Show dates and time:
Monday, November 30, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Click here to register now for free.
Heading to The Buildings Show next week? Come and visit our virtual booth in the exhibitor area!
We are very excited to be part of the first-ever virtual Buildings Week and cannot wait to connect with you at our virtual booth in the exhibitors area. Our team is ready to answer all of your questions about membership; networking events; education and professional development; marketing opportunities, and more!

To access the virtual exhibition, make sure you register here.
Be sure to enter our lucky draw contest at our virtual booth for your chance to win a $200 Gift Card from Home Depot Canada!
We look forward to seeing you online November 30 – December 4, 2020

TCA Innovative Product Award Presentation at Buildings Week!
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) judged and selected this year's winner. 

Join us virtually on Friday, December 4, 2020, from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, to announce our 2020 TCA Innovative Product Award Winner at Buildings Week!

Friday, December 4, 2020

11:30 am - 12:15 pm ET 

First place winner receives:

  • The Innovative Product Award including a $5,000 cheque
  • A press release announcing the first place winner will be issued to local media
  • A Toronto Construction Association (TCA) membership valid for one year
Past Winners:

2019 - Alert Labs: Flowie Water Flow Sensor
2018 - Eddy Solutions: Intelligent Water Protection Solution
2017 - Flexsola International Development Corporation: Flexsola
Click here to register now.

**Once you have registered, click on the seminar tab to add the Innovative Product Award Session to your badge for free.**
Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendars!

Buildings Week
November 30 - December 4, 2020 - Virtual

TCA Innovative Product Award Presentation
December 4, 2020 - Virtual

Members Networking Workshop - Save the date!
January 12, 2021 - Virtual
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 Members' Networking Workshop - Save the date: January 12, 2021!
Since we cannot connect in-person during these times, we invite you to join us virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM for our next FREE virtual TCA Members' Networking Workshop!

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.

For further details, please contact: Nazak Ghobadi
Email:  or  Phone:   416-499-4000 x4106

Users clamour for proptech solutions, summit delegates told
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, our President and CEO, John Mollenhauer, served as the Property Technology Webinar's moderator at the IoT PropTech Summit. 

The panellists offered different takes on the speed of change in the adoption of new construction technology. However, all agreed in recent times the pace had accelerated exponentially and significantly spiked during the pandemic.

Participants of the webinar panel consisted of Chief executives from the sector Scott McBrayne, Senior Director, National Operations at Cadillac Fairview; Mark Bryant, Chief Information Officer at PCL; Kathy Paul, Associate Vice-President, Workplace Solutions at BGIS; Travis Allan, CEO and President, Eddy Solutions; and Michael Platt, CEO at Carma.

Register for the League Of Champions upcoming Webinar on December 1, 2020
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

Where: Zoom

Construction COVID-19 Guidelines

Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer, Ron Kelusky will present the new release of the Construction COVID19 Guidelines. The existing guidelines, released in May 2020, have been effective and with the experience amassed since then, the guidelines have been updated to reflect the industry best practices. It is vital that you are aware of the new expectations.

Managing Workplace Legal Risk During the Pandemic

General Contractors continue to build things that matter during the COVID-19 Pandemic in spite of concerns about possible second wave shutdowns and conflicting public and occupational health regulatory guidance. Norm Keith, Canada’s leading OHS lawyer, will provide clear & concise guidance on the law and best practices for minimizing legal risk on construction projects during the pandemic. He will also provide guidance on dealing with fearful workers and enthusiastic regulators when there is a COVID19 outbreak at a construction site.

Honing Intuition to Build a Better Health & Safety Culture

Erin Oliver, Vice President, Health, Safety & Sustainability at Modern Niagara will delve into the understanding of how to blend the technical, statistical health and safety with the science behind intuition of good leadership. As leaders, we need to strive to seek a balance between statistical and intuitive program development. With a healthy balance of both, strong programs can become innovative, sustainable and deeply rooted with a strong health & safety culture. Culture is a concept borne in our human capital. Therefore, we must have both excellent objective data and excellent intuitive thought in our program development to improve beyond our current state. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Phone: 905-671-3969 or Email:
TCA's 2020 "Best of The Best" Awards Nominations Deadline is Monday, December 7, 2020 - Apply Today!
TCA's "Best of the Best" Awards - Apply Now!

Nomination forms for the TCA Awards have now been posted on TCA's website.  

Awards include:

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 Culture Award
Project Achievement Awards (Small, Medium & Large Projects)
Sean P. McKenna Young Construction 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 December 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.*

Amidst the ongoing situation around COVID-19, we will be hosting our 153rd Annual General Meeting & Best of the Best Awards Presentation via Zoom on Thursday, February 18, 2021. More details to follow soon.

For more information, please contact Amanda Pontisso:
Phone:  416-847-9164 or  Email:
TCA's 2020/21 Construction Book: Coming Late Fall 2020
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TCA 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:

COCA October 2020 Government Relations Report
Click here to read the full report.

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.
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:  

December 2020

Dec. 1 & 2 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Dec. 1 & 3 | Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Dec. 2 & 3 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Dec. 3 & 10 | Thursday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dec. 4 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dec. 8 – 11 | Tuesday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Dec. 9 | Wednesday | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Dec. 9 & 16 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Dec. 11 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dec. 11 & 17 | Friday & Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dec. 18 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For TCIC inquiries, please contact: 
Faith Chen, Manager, Professional Development
TCIC Featured Course of the Month
Please click on the image for more details.
2749171 Ontario Inc. / Jade Construction Group
Convergint Technologies Ltd.
JRL Landscaping and Renovations
Marble People Inc.
Simcoe Property Services Inc.
Project Bid Opportunities
The City of Toronto and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the George Street Revitalization project, which will reinvent the northernmost block of George Street (between Dundas Street East and Gerrard Street East). The project will include about 622,000 sq ft of new construction and restored heritage buildings. Seaton House men's shelter and other nearby properties will be transformed into a new shared facility, providing specialized care for vulnerable populations.

Some of the proposed features of the building include:

  • A long-term care home with 378 beds
  • A 100-bed emergency shelter for men
  • An innovative 130-bed “transitional living” service for men and women who need more care than traditional supportive housing can provide, but less than what a long-term care home involves
  • A service hub for program clients as well as members of the surrounding community
  • 21 units of affordable housing with supports

George Street Revitalization will be the catalyst for a more safe and vibrant community for all in the heart of the historic Garden District.

Estimated Project Value: $125,000,000
Construct Connect Project Intelligence, Project ID# 2264935
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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