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By Kristen Frisa Ontario Construction Report staff writer In a June report, the McKinsey Company says modular building could have a profound impact on the construction sector, and suggests the technique could help alleviate housing crises, in part by accelerating project...
Ontario Construction News staff writer An eight-week long strike by thousands of unionized sheet metal workers in Ontario has ended. Negotiators for the Sheet Metal Workers' and Roofers' Union and employers represented by the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (OSMCA) reached...
By Kristen Frisa Ontario Construction Report staff writer A massive, three-volume, 1500-page document has been released for public consultation on plans for Toronto’s eastern waterfront region. The Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIPD), entitled Toronto Tomorrow, was proposed by Sidewalk Labs, and...
By Karen Frisa Ontario Construction News staff writer In legislation entitled the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act 2019, Ontario’s government is proposing a revamp of skilled trades training and certification in the province, to get apprentices trained faster through...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The federal government has passed into law prompt payment legislation for projects under federal jurisdiction, with provisions and implementation rules similar to the Ontario Construction Act. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has granted royal assent to budget...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The Toronto Star has published an extensive report about construction problems, delays and litigation relating to the Pioneer Village Subway station, outlining how construction disputes can evolve into complex and daunting litigation. The story relates to...
Ontario Construction News reaches milestones in growth Ontario’s new daily construction newspaper has reached editorial and business milestones as it prepares for its third month of publication, says publisher Mark Buckshon. “The newspaper is achieving its goals of delivering reliable, fast,...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Sheet Metal Workers’ Union negotiators say they have crafted a comprehensive settlement proposal and communicated this offer to the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (SMCA) and that the SMCA “has finally agreed to reconvene negotiations”...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Toronto’s decision to opt out of legislation which would have allowed it to use non-union contractors for city construction projects puts the city in the unique spot as being the only Ontario municipality where unionized...
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