Ira McDonald Construction Ltd. recently gave a tour of this meaningful project Parishioners at Hamilton, Ont.’s newest Catholic church, St. Catherine of Siena, have flocked to the new 30,000-square-foot structure on Rymal Road in overflow numbers since its official dedication Oct. 22. “It’s packed at the masses on Sunday,” said Father Mark Gatto, first pastor of St. Catherine of Siena. The church replaces two others, Our Lady of Lourdes and Corpus Christi, that were merged by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. Proceeds from the sale of those properties supported the new build on the eight-acre Rymal Road site. [...]
Construction labour pressures ease in November, with notable growth among women Data from Statistics Canada’s November Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows employment pressures gradually easing across the country as the year draws to a close. National, all-industry employment grew by 0.1% for the month, adding 25,000 workers. November marked the second consecutive month in which employment gains have been muted. Meanwhile, the national employment rate, which is the proportion of the working-age population that is employed, fell by 0.1 percentage points for the month. Both occurred as the labour force grew by 0.2%, or 78,000 people. As a function [...]
Opioid and Work Data Tool The Opioids and Work Data Tool is an interactive data visualization tool used for exploring data on cases and rates of opioid-related harms occurring among a large group of Ontario workers. The tool includes three dashboards, each displaying data for a different opioid-related harm identified in emergency department and hospitalization records, including poisonings; mental and behavioural disorders; and adverse reactions. The tool can also help understand the extent to which such harms are occurring in occupations within the industry or in the region. More information on the tool can be found here. Click here for [...]
December 2023 Newsletter HHCA Would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! We have lots coming up in the New Year including new education and the most attended event of the year- The Construction Forecast! Read the December Newsletter to find out more details. Read the newsletter here!
Silica Control Tool Each year approximately 153,000 Ontario workers are exposed to silica, which can lead to significant health problems, including silicosis, a serious and irreversible lung disease, and lung cancer. The Silica Control Tool is a free resource designed to help Ontario’s construction sector assess whether, and how much, workers are exposed to silica, and develop job-specific exposure control plans to limit the hazard. The tool has the potential to expand to other sectors, like mining and industrial, to reduce silica exposures in more Ontario workplaces. Click here for the Silica Tool! [...]
November 2023 Newsletter HHCA is so excited that the most wonderful time of the year is this month! Read our November Newsletter to find out more about our Christmas Luncheon, and Silent Auction, a whole line up of education and more! Read the newsletter here!
The City of Hamilton has reached a new major milestone for the highest all-time construction value on record, $2,133,057,915. On October 13, 2023, the City officially hit the $2 billion mark, 40 days earlier than the previous record set in 2021, making it the earliest the City of Hamilton has reached this mark. This is the second time the City has hit the $2 billion milestone. On October 19, 2023, the City broke its all-time construction value record. Overall, the value represents 4,755 building projects within the residential, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors, including permits issued for 3,103 dwellings/units. [...]
Welcome to Steelport, the newest standard-bearer for modern industry. A world-class industrial park connecting rail, road, and water in the historic port of Hamilton. The private equity firm, Slate Asset Management, behind the revitalization and redevelopment of Stelco’s Hamilton lands says it plans to submit its formal plans to the city in the coming months, with the first phase of development expected to start next year. As you know, Slate purchased the approximately 800-acre parcel of industrial land once dedicated to steelmaking in June 2022 in a $518-million deal, laying out their plans to transform it into a modern commercial [...]
October 2023 Newsletter HHCA is so excited that the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! Read our October Newsletter to find out more about our Christmas Luncheon, a visit with Miss Canada, a whole line up of education and more! Read the newsletter here!
Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton leaving government for private sector Labour Minister Monte McNaughton is leaving government for the private sector, Ford said in a statement Friday. “He made this decision based on what is best for him and his family at this point in his life and career,” Ford said. “He introduced groundbreaking measures to protect workers’ rights and ensure that more workers are in the driver’s seat of their own careers.” McNaughton has served as labour minister since 2019 and was infrastructure minister the year before. Click here for more details [...]