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.

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Jul 20
2020

Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

Good afternoon, The Ontario government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. 24 regions in Ontario will be able to move into Stage 3 of the province’s COVID-19 reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on […]

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Jul 20
2020

BULLETIN: Building Permit and Employment Data Shows Signs of Recovery in Ontario Construction Industry

Statistics Canada released new employment and building permit data recently, with both showing that Ontario’s construction industry is progressing towards pre-pandemic activity levels. Among the highlights: Ontario’s ICI building permit values rose by 37% in May, and increased in 13 of Ontario’s 16 metro areas. Municipalities are still experiencing delays in issuing permits or planning […]

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Posted:
Jul 20
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News 07/13/2020

See the full edition of our newspaper online here   Mayors seek emergency funding for land use planning reviews, development approvals, critical infrastructure projects and other services Mayors seek emergency funding for land use planning reviews, development approvals, critical infrastructure projects and other services Ontario Construction News staff writer Without significant federal and provincial funding […]

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Jul 10
2020

Coronavirus: Construction Weekly Roundup July 3rd – July 9th | Ontario Construction Secretariat

July 3 – July 9, 2020 Federal Government releases Economic and Fiscal Snapshot of 2020 The federal government released its Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020 today, providing details on its COVID-19 response spending, and its fiscal forecast for the year. Among the highlights are the revelation that the federal deficit for 2020-21 currently stands at […]

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Posted:
Jul 10
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News

See full weekly Ontario Construction News eletter 07/06/2020 here Guelph finds police headquarters general contractor in default of contract Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Guelph has fired the general contractor of the Guelph Police Services headquarters renovation project. The city announced on its website Tuesday that they have notified the general contractor […]

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Posted:
Jul 10
2020

Government Proposes Made-in-Ontario Plan for Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

Measures Would Help Deliver Critical Infrastructure Projects Faster July 6, 2020 1:00 P.M.Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Government of Ontario has developed a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. This plan includes measures that would make it easier and faster to build provincial highways, major transit infrastructure projects and quality, affordable […]

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Posted:
Jul 3
2020

IMPACT Newsletter – June 2020

Reporting COVID-19 to Iron Workers ONLINE VERSION AVAILABLE HERE Safety & Health Department The Iron Workers (IW) Safety and Health Department has developed reporting tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on jobsites in the U.S. and Canada. They have been distributed to partner contractors and Iron Workers local unions and district councils. Please […]

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