Ontario Construction News staff writer With a goal of reducing the damage they say has happened to “the Hamilton brand,” city council is asking developers to reduce the amount of hoarding that is happening around construction sites.  he goal, according to...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Developers, hospitals and universities are pledging to work with the City of Toronto to fight climate change by reducing their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Will Initiative was released last week, when council...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Ministry of Labour inspectors will blitz workplaces in order to prevent musculoskeletal injuries - Ontario’s top workplace injury, Monte McNaughton, minister of labour has announced. Musculoskeletal injuries result from repetitive work, heavy lifting and carrying and...
Ontario Construction News Residents of a suburban Ottawa neighbourhood will soon likely have the opportunity to vote on whether to pay a special levy to purchase a golf course from a residential developer, following a vote by the city’s finance...
By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer The westbound Gardiner Expressway Sherbourne-Jarvis off-ramp will close on Friday for several months for “major construction.” The City of Toronto said in a statement on Monday that the closure marks the first project under...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The County of Simcoe has approved the execution of agreements with the City of Barrie and Township of Oro-Medonte to purchase additional shares and become the majority owner of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA). Effective...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Adjudication fees and processes under the new Ontario Construction Act have been designed to allow relatively small disputes to be resolved quickly and inexpensively, according to information provided by Elinor Whitmore, who leads the Authorized...
By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Plans currently underway to extend sewage servicing from Bradford to Bond Head were presented to interested residents at a two-hour meeting led by Chief Administrative Officer, Geoff McKnight. The plan is still in its...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction nationally increased 0.5% in July to $15.2 billion, with gains in both the residential (+0.6% to $10.4 billion) and non-residential (+0.3% to $4.8 billion) sectors. On a...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The new prompt payment and adjudication rules under the Ontario Construction Act have yet to be tested in practice, and undoubtedly many owners, contractors and subtrades/suppliers will encounter challenges in following the rules and administering...
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City of Hamilton debating ways to “beautify” construction sites

Ontario Construction News staff writer With a goal of reducing the damage they say has happened to “the Hamilton brand,” city council is asking developers...

Toronto developers propose two major residential projects in Ottawa

Ontario Construction News staff writer Two Toronto-based developers have proposed major new Ottawa residential developments near the city’s Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. In...
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Inquest underway in Windsor into deaths of two construction workers

Ontario Construction News staff writer A coroner’s inquest into the deaths of two construction workers is underway in Windsor. Robert Morneau died after crashing through a...