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Slate delivers subdivision plan for Hamilton’s Steelport

2024-02-23T15:50:34+00:00

The draft plan of subdivision for the Steelport site in Hamilton includes a proposed Lagoonscape that will feature a regenerated biodiverse landscape that doubles as stormwater management infrastructure. Slate Asset Management has announced it has submitted an application for a draft plan of subdivision for its 800-acre Steelport site to the City of Hamilton, unveiling new details for the mixed-use industrial park on the former Stelco lands. The plan includes 684 acres of gross development area, 62 acres of public right-of-way, 91 acres of open space and amenity blocks and 23 acres of water bodies. Stelco Steel Mills will retain 78 acres for its operations. [...]

Slate delivers subdivision plan for Hamilton’s Steelport2024-02-23T15:50:34+00:00

Government of Canada support will help produce affordable housing solutions

2024-01-18T14:19:16+00:00

More affordable (modular) housing coming to Hamilton with the support of the Government of Canada The Government of Canada announced a $2.5-million investment towards the growth of BECC Modular, a manufacturing company providing turn-key modular homes for affordable housing projects and commercial properties. BECC Modular is coming up with innovative and affordable solutions to increase Canadian housing inventory. Through this investment, BECC will adopt more efficient steel frame manufacturing capabilities for modular home construction. As a result, the company is expected to produce up to 2,200 modular structures per year for single and multi-story buildings across Canada and abroad. [...]

Government of Canada support will help produce affordable housing solutions2024-01-18T14:19:16+00:00

SucroCan Sourcing and HOPA to build Canada’s largest sugar refinery in Hamilton!

2024-01-16T16:39:59+00:00

Hamilton is proud to be chosen as the home for Canada’s largest sugar refinery! HAMILTON, ON – SucroCan Sourcing LLC, a growing integrated sugar refiner, has announced its plans to build Canada’s largest sugar refinery at the Port of Hamilton, Ontario, on lands owned by HOPA Ports (Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority). The new refinery will be the largest in Canada, with an expected future annual refining capacity of 1 million metric tonnes, representing an estimated investment of $135 million CAD. “HOPA Ports is thrilled to be working with SucroCan to make this historic investment a reality,” said Ian Hamilton, President & [...]

SucroCan Sourcing and HOPA to build Canada’s largest sugar refinery in Hamilton!2024-01-16T16:39:59+00:00

Construction labour pressures ease in November, with notable growth among women

2023-12-12T21:09:30+00:00

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 [...]

Construction labour pressures ease in November, with notable growth among women2023-12-12T21:09:30+00:00

Opioid and Work Data Tool

2023-12-12T19:20:30+00:00

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 [...]

Opioid and Work Data Tool2023-12-12T19:20:30+00:00

Free Silica Tool Now Available

2023-11-29T13:59:12+00:00

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! [...]

Free Silica Tool Now Available2023-11-29T13:59:12+00:00

Master plan for the redevelopment of Stelco’s Hamilton lands to be submitted in coming months

2023-10-12T13:58:54+00:00

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 [...]

Master plan for the redevelopment of Stelco’s Hamilton lands to be submitted in coming months2023-10-12T13:58:54+00:00

Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton resigning

2023-09-22T16:02:53+00:00

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 [...]

Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton resigning2023-09-22T16:02:53+00:00

Premier Doug Ford announces reversal of Greenbelt land removals

2023-09-22T14:36:37+00:00

Premier Doug Ford reversing Greenbelt plan Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on September 21 he is reversing his plan to open the protected Greenbelt lands for housing development and won’t make any changes to the Greenbelt in the future. While meeting with his caucus during a retreat this week in Niagara Falls, Ont., Ford said his caucus members shared with him what they have been hearing about the Greenbelt from people in their communities and he is listening. “I made a promise to you that I wouldn’t touch the Greenbelt. I broke that promise and for that, I’m very, [...]

Premier Doug Ford announces reversal of Greenbelt land removals2023-09-22T14:36:37+00:00

Construction reports slight year-over-year labour force, employment increases

2023-09-19T19:29:49+00:00

Tight construction labour markets persist in August as labour force growth modestly outpaces employment gains After contracting slightly in July, employment increased by 40,000 (0.2%) in August. Since January, employment has increased by 174,000 (+0.9%) – or by 25,000 on average per month. The LFS data also shows that August’s increase in employment was outpaced by population growth (+103,000; +0.3%). As a result, the national, all-industry employment rate, which is the proportion of the population aged 15 and older who are employed, fell 0.1 percentage points to 61.9%. Canada’s overall unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5%. This follows consecutive [...]

Construction reports slight year-over-year labour force, employment increases2023-09-19T19:29:49+00:00
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