Posts in Category : Industry News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Jan 18
2021

Briefing Note: Ontario Declares Provincial Emergency – Effective January 14, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ontario declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), effective January 12, 2021.  This declaration of emergency will automatically terminate in 14 days unless terminated earlier or extended.  The declaration of a provincial emergency allows the Government to make new emergency orders under the EMCPA, including […]

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Posted:
Jan 18
2021

Your Ontario Construction News Daily Update Jan. 4 2020

See this past issue here Construction spending expected to rebound this year with Ontario gaining momentum, report says Ontario Construction News staff writer Consultants at BTY Group say construction activity could pick up across the country this year amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy. The international consulting firm says it predicts construction costs […]

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Dec 24
2020

COCA Newsletter – December 2020

View this newswletter as a web page. Ford Government Announce Province Wide Shutdown At a News Conference today, the Provincial Government announced that there will be a province-wide lockdown from Boxing Day until Jan. 9 for the northern region and Jan. 23 for Southern Ontario. Measures include, but are not limited to: Restricting indoor organized […]

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Dec 11
2020

Your Ontario Construction News Daily Update Dec. 7 2020

See Dec. 7th’s issue here City of Barrie expected to approve massive four-tower development tonight By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News Editor A massive four-tower development, the largest in the city’s history has received initial approval from Barrie’s planning committee. Council is expected to approve the site plan at its meeting tonight. The plan by […]

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Nov 6
2020

BULLETIN: Building Permits, Employment and GDP Numbers

New building permit and employment data from Statistics Canada demonstrate the stability of Ontario’s construction industry. The latest Economic Update bulletin from the OCS provides analysis, including some of the following highlights: Building permit numbers have shown Ontario’s ICI industry is only marginally off-pace with 2019, while commercial building permit values are above last year’s Nearly […]

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Oct 16
2020

Your Ontario Construction News Update (Oct. 15)

Consortium building Eglinton Crosstown takes govt to court over COVID-19 issues The CANADIAN PRESS The consortium building a light-rail transit line across Toronto said last week that it was taking the provincial government to court over alleged delays and cost overruns related to COVID-19. Crosslinx Transit Solutions said it had filed an application with the […]

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Posted:
Oct 16
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News 10/13/2020

Ontario spending $75 million to improve training and cover apprentices’ living expenses Ontario Construction News staff writer The Ontario government says $75 million will make the skilled trades more accessible by helping apprentices pay living expenses during their in-class training. The government is also appointing a five-member Skilled Trades Panel to provide advice and recommendations […]

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Posted:
Oct 15
2020

CISC Weekly Bulletin | October 9, 2020

Engineers’ Corner: Unbraced Length in X-Bracing – Out-of-Plane Buckling What effective length KL should be used to determine the factored resistance of the compression brace. […] + Read More of the Published Article —- IO Releases its P3 Market Update Valued Over $60B In September 2019, the minister of infrastructure announced a commitment to provide […]

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