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306, 2024

HHCA Construction News – June 2024

By |June 3rd, 2024|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

HHCA June 2024 Newsletter It's a new month - June! HHCA members are very busy and we are quite busy in the background getting things ready for the second half of the year! Your construction news update includes: Colliers Project Leaders has released a new Vendor of Record A new set of Compliance Initiatives have been announced Ontarians are invited to submit comments on the proposed amendments to [...]

1605, 2024

Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project

By |May 16th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , , |

OVG breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Redevelopment A transformative project in Hamilton, Ont. reached a milestone May 16 as developers and city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Hamilton arena project. Oak View Group (OVG), the largest developer of sports and live entertainment venues in the world, is spearheading a $280-million renovation of FirstOntario Centre along with Live Nation Canada and the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG). The [...]

605, 2024

Ontario Supporting Women in Construction

By |May 6th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Industry News, News|Tags: , , , |

Ontario Supporting Women in Construction Today, the Ontario government introduced the Working for Workers Five Act, 2024, building on its previous four Working for Workers acts. The act contains a suite of measures to support workers, including requiring that menstrual products be provided on larger construction sites and mandating that washrooms are clean and sanitary. The legislation, the first of its kind in Canada, would make the skilled trades more accessible [...]

205, 2024

Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades

By |May 2nd, 2024|Categories: Featured, Industry News, News|Tags: , , , |

Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades The Ontario government has announced a new policy and legislative measures to attract more young people to the skilled trades, including adding a new apprenticeship pathway and an online job matching platform. These initiatives are designed to promote the skilled trades to youth and workers and help set them on a path to rewarding, well-paying careers as electricians, plumbers, carpenters [...]

105, 2024

HHCA May Newsletter

By |May 1st, 2024|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

HHCA May 2024 Newsletter It's a new month - May! Many people deem this month the start of construction season, what do you think? Your construction news update includes: May 6-10 is Construction Safety Week A new set of Compliance Initiatives have been announced EmployerOne Survey Results are here! PLUS May brings a lot of in-person events including our Cyber Security Session, a complimentary YLG Talk on Surety [...]

2504, 2024

Building a Greener Future

By |April 25th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , |

Estimating the impact on construction labour demands from transitioning buildings in Canada away from fossil fuels Retrofitting Canada’s residential, commercial, and institutional building stock to incorporate sustainable fuel sources, technologies, and materials could require as many as 57,000 additional construction workers and generate more than $81 billion in new construction investments by 2032. A new report prepared by BuildForce Canada and released today, Building a Greener Future: Estimating the [...]

2304, 2024

Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges

By |April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges Hamilton’s Employer One survey has uncovered the needs and challenges employers face pertaining to the labour market and workforce for 11 years and counting. In 2024, almost half of the employers we surveyed noted a good short-term business outlook, with increases in revenue. However, the survey also identified some key challenges to employers. In particular, employers’ highlighted their difficulties in hiring new employees, [...]

2204, 2024

2024 Federal Budget

By |April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , , |

2024 Federal Budget Highlights Last week, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released the 2024 Federal Budget: Fairness for Every Generation. The 2024 federal budget is the government’s plan to build more homes, faster, help make life cost less, and grow the economy in a way that helps every generation get ahead. Highlights include: Canada’s economy continues to show resilience in the face [...]

1704, 2024

Ontario’s New Building Code Released

By |April 17th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , , |

Ontario’s New Building Code Released with Revised Structure Announced on April 10, Ontario has released a new Building Code, which the Province says will reduce regulatory burdens for the construction industry and make it easier to construct housing while still promoting high standards of performance and public health and safety in new and renovated buildings. There are significant changes to its structure, and a transition period is now in [...]

204, 2024

HHCA April Newsletter

By |April 2nd, 2024|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

HHCA April 2024 Newsletter The month of April brings our 104th Annual General Meeting & Dinner, a Young Leaders Group PAR-TEE, a CCDC Seminar AND a solar eclipse! There is a lot going on in our industry and at the HHCA - we have all of your construction news here and more! Read the newsletter here!

2603, 2024

2024 Health & Safety Award Recipients Announced!

By |March 26th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

Forty-eight companies to receive Health & Safety Awards at upcoming Annual General Meeting On April 4 the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association will present members with Safety Awards at their 104th Annual General Meeting & Dinner. The Safety Awards recognize member firms who have achieved an excellent injury/frequency score in 2022/2023 and are awarded based on average hours worked. Forty-eight HHCA members earned an excellent score of 1.0 or less. [...]

2203, 2024

City of Hamilton Exceeds Housing Target, Receives $17.5M!

By |March 22nd, 2024|Categories: Hamilton, Housing, News|Tags: , , |

The City of Hamilton exceeds Housing target, receives $17.5M from Government of Ontario On March 22, the Province of Ontario recognized the City of Hamilton for exceeding the 2023 provincial housing target, with 120 percent of the target achieved in 2023. As a result, the City will receive $17,587,390 in funding through the Province’s Building Faster Fund. This funding was critical in achieving the City’s 2024 approved budget. [...]

403, 2024

HHCA March Newsletter

By |March 4th, 2024|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

HHCA March 2024 Newsletter Looking for construction news? We have the most recent installment of the HHCA newsletter! Inside you'll find what's happening in the construction industry including information on the Construction Act Review, complimentary OEA webinars, City of Hamilton Building Permits, a learning opportunity for revised CCDC contracts and so much more. Read the newsletter here!

2302, 2024

Slate delivers subdivision plan for Hamilton’s Steelport

By |February 23rd, 2024|Categories: Hamilton, Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1402, 2024

FirstOntario Centre renovation’s to start this year!

By |February 14th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

FirstOntario Centre renovation will kick off multiple project launches Hamilton’s on-again, off-again FirstOntario Centre renovation project is slated to start within three months, with shovels hitting the ground in April or May. PJ Mercanti of the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group and Tom Pistore of OVG Canada recently updated HHCA members on plans for the renovation of FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton and redevelopment of the surrounding district. [...]

202, 2024

Slate, City of Hamilton, HOPA outline major construction projects

By |February 2nd, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

Slate, City of Hamilton, HOPA outline major upcoming projects Major construction projects in Hamilton were the focus of conversation at the HHCA Construction Forecast event. Slate Asset Management, developer of the 800-acre Steelport multi-use project on Hamilton, Ont.’s waterfront, was a headliner as local builders gathered to scout out project leads at the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s annual Construction Forecast presentation recently. In addition to Slate, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port [...]

102, 2024

Construction News you need to know courtesy of the HHCA

By |February 1st, 2024|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

HHCA February Construction News Don't miss the most recent HHCA Newsletter! There are lots of exciting events coming up, record breaking building permits and new education! Take a look at everything coming up in the February Newsletter! Read the newsletter here!

3101, 2024

Final budget, completion date still uncertain for Hamilton LRT

By |January 31st, 2024|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

Final budget, completion date still uncertain for Hamilton LRT Metrolinx executive told HHCA's Construction Forecast audience last week the agency is making solid progress on its Hamilton LRT project version 2.0 with early works begun and significant details now nailed down, but two big ones still unconfirmed – cost and completion date. Jason Fellen, vice-president for Hamilton light rail transit for the agency, offered members of the Hamilton-Halton [...]

1701, 2024

Government of Canada support will help produce affordable housing solutions

By |January 17th, 2024|Categories: Hamilton, Housing, Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1601, 2024

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

By |January 16th, 2024|Categories: Hamilton, Industry News, Member News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 a massive construction project in Hamilton, 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 [...]

1501, 2024

City of Burlington secures $21M for Affordable Housing

By |January 15th, 2024|Categories: Housing, News|Tags: , , , , |

More Affordable Housing heading to Burlington! On January 15 the Government of Canada and the City of Burlington announced a $21 million agreement to encourage more affordable homes for Burlington, built faster. The announcement was attended by the Honourable Minister Karina Gould, MP for Oakville North – Burlington Pam Damoff, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Deputy Mayor of Housing, Burlington Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte. The funding [...]

301, 2024

January Newsletter

By |January 3rd, 2024|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

January 2024 Newsletter Happy New Year from the HHCA! The start of a new year is always exciting, and we have a lot of great things planned! Our Construction Forecast is coming up later this month, members are applying for safety awards, and the Young Leaders Group have a Talk scheduled for mid-February. Some new and proposed legislative changes have been announced in the industry, prompt payment resources [...]

1912, 2023

New Hamilton Mountain church a beacon for local Catholics

By |December 19th, 2023|Categories: Hamilton, Member News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1212, 2023

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

By |December 12th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1212, 2023

Opioid and Work Data Tool in Construction

By |December 12th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

412, 2023

December Newsletter

By |December 4th, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

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!

2811, 2023

Free Silica Control Tool Now Available

By |November 28th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , |

Free 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 [...]

2510, 2023

City surpasses $2 Billion Construction Value at Record Pace

By |October 25th, 2023|Categories: Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

1210, 2023

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

By |October 12th, 2023|Categories: Hamilton, Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2209, 2023

Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton resigning

By |September 22nd, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2209, 2023

Premier Doug Ford announces reversal of Greenbelt land removals

By |September 22nd, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

1909, 2023

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

By |September 19th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

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, [...]

1509, 2023

Canada announces GST Rebate to incentivize construction of rental homes

By |September 15th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Enhanced GST Rental Rebate to build more apartments for renters On September 14, 2023, the Prime Minister announced that the government will introduce legislation to enhance the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Rental Rebate on new purpose-built rental housing, to incentivize construction of much-needed rental homes for Canadians. To build more rental housing, the removal of GST will apply to new purpose-built rental housing, such as apartment buildings, [...]

609, 2023

ICIC construction sector remains resilient

By |September 6th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , |

Industry still looking to fill jobs despite signs of tight labour market easing While inflation and workforce shortages continue to pose challenges across all sectors, the industrial, commercial, institutional, and civil (ICIC) construction industry emerged as a positive force for Canada’s economy in 2022 and continues to show signs of growth in 2023. These gains could not be achieved without the essential contributions of its labour force, particularly [...]

509, 2023

September Newsletter

By |September 5th, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

September 2023 Newsletter Don't miss the most recent HHCA Newsletter! We have been working on an informative Stat Dec Webinar, an information session on the WSIB Excellence Program, WIC's 9 & Dine & so much more! Take a look at everything coming up and get the latest news on the construction industry! Read the newsletter here!

808, 2023

Continuing to Grow the Construction Labour Force

By |August 8th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

Attracting Young People & Women to the Construction Industry The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to support three innovative projects to help over 2,200 women and young people across Ontario prepare for meaningful and well-paying careers in the construction trades. Led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO), these free programs will focus on increasing female participation in the industry, providing online training [...]

208, 2023

Building more homes in Hamilton

By |August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

Feds give Hamilton $45M to build and fix 214 rental units The Government of Canada is taking real and urgent action to make housing more affordable for Canadians. For students who rent, families who own, and young couples looking to buy their first home, finding an affordable place to live has become increasingly difficult. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Mayor of Hamilton, Andrea Horwath, announced a joint investment [...]

2507, 2023

Ontario Launching Mobile Skilled Trades Classrooms to help combat Labour Shortage

By |July 25th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

Ontario Launching Mobile Skilled Trades Classrooms The Ontario government is investing $5.4 million to design and build three mobile tech classrooms that will travel across the province and teach students and young people about the skilled trades. The classrooms, built and operated by Skills Ontario, will feature hands-on learning stations and simulators for electrical systems, welding, crane operation, auto-painting, tire and brake work, heavy machinery and more. Over three years, [...]

2507, 2023

Hamilton Maple Leaf plant earns LEED Silver for retrofits

By |July 25th, 2023|Categories: Hamilton, News|Tags: , , , |

Maple Leaf's Hamilton Plant Receives Prestigious Environmental Certification On July 20, 2023 the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Hamilton received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED is an international certification recognizing sustainability excellence and green building leadership. The City’s Economic Development Office identified sustainability and climate resiliency in its most recent action plan. Randy Huffman, the company’s Chief [...]

2007, 2023

Construction hits new highs in labour force and employment

By |July 20th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , , |

Construction hits new highs in labour force and employment Labour shortages facing the construction industry have made some progress over the last year. Employment gains over the past 12 months have been greatest in Quebec and Ontario. The provinces reported growth of 20,600 and 12,400 in their respective employment figures since June 2022. The advance was driven by gains in full-time work (+110,000, +0.7%). Employment gains were most [...]

1107, 2023

Ontario Launches Free Job Training for Newcomers

By |July 11th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , |

Ontario Launches Free Job Training for Newcomers The Ontario government is investing $2.6 million in four free training projects to help more than 300 newcomers, including displaced Afghans and Ukrainians, find meaningful jobs with local employers. Ontario welcomes more immigrants than any other province each year, and research has shown that helping internationally-trained newcomers work in the professions they studied for could increase Ontario’s GDP by up to $100 billion [...]

507, 2023

July Newsletter

By |July 5th, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , , , |

July 2023 Newsletter Check out the July HHCA Newsletter. Inside you'll find resources pertaining to working in the summer heat, new legislation on washroom facilities on construction sites, building permits and so much more. PLUS we have opened registration for our YLG Summer Social and the HHCA Golf Day. Read the newsletter here!

2606, 2023


By |June 26th, 2023|Categories: Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

CITY OF HAMILTON SURPASSES $1 BILLION IN BUILDING PERMITS - SETS NEW RECORD On June 14, 2023, the City of Hamilton surpassed $1 billion worth of construction since the beginning of the year. 2023 now marks the earliest the City has reached the billion-dollar mark in construction value, three days earlier than the previous record set in 2022, which was on June 17. This milestone represents approximately 2612 [...]

806, 2023

June Newsletter

By |June 8th, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

June 2023 Newsletter Check out the June HHCA Newsletter. Inside you'll find exciting info about our upcoming events and educations. We are busy at work in the office planning our next golf day on AUGUST 29! Last month was a great turn out and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came out and supported! Read the news here! [...]

1805, 2023

Slate Asset Management Introduces Steelport and Unveils Preliminary Development Plans

By |May 18th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: , , , |

Building on Hamilton's proud industrial heritage, Steelport will reimagine an underutilized waterfront property into one of the largest, state-of-the-art, intermodal employment hubs in the country. May 16, 2023, TORONTO – Slate Asset Management (“Slate” or the “Firm”), a global alternative investment platform targeting real assets, today unveiled a new name, identity, and preliminary vision for the industrial lands and buildings the Firm acquired from Stelco Inc. in [...]

1705, 2023

Ontario Expanding Safety Training and Resources to Keep Workers Safe

By |May 17th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, News|

Ontario Expanding Safety Training and Resources to Keep Workers Safe The Ontario government is investing an additional $12.5 million in Ontario’s six health and safety associations, which provide safety training and resources to businesses and workers across the province. The investment will support organizations like Workplace Safety North, which helped rescue 39 miners trapped underground in Sudbury in September 2021, and strengthen worker safety in critical industries [...]

205, 2023

May Newsletter

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

May 2023 Newsletter HHCA is so happy Spring is finally here and we can't wait for HHCA's Spring Golf Day! Although our event is sold out on May 25 you can still join everyone for some delicious dinner and great networking. We have also added some new courses to our education and if you looking to brush up on some skills check out our May Newsletter!  Read the [...]

304, 2023

April Newsletter

By |April 3rd, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

April 2023 Newsletter SPRING HAS SPRUNG! HHCA is excited for some fun up and coming events in the warm weather! Brush up on your golf game with the YLG Virtual Golf Par-Tee event on April 13th & registration has finally opened for our Spring Golf Classic on May 25th. Check out our April News Letter for all the details & if your looking to keep your mind sharp for [...]

103, 2023

March Newsletter

By |March 1st, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

March 2023 Newsletter IT'S CURLING BONSPIEL MONTH HERE AT HHCA! We are so excited to have a great day at our SOLD OUT event with all our members. If you forgot to sign up don't worry! You can still come and join in for some food and great company at lunch on MARCH 8th at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club. Give the HHCA newsletter a read for [...]

102, 2023

February Newsletter

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

February 2023 Newsletter It's AGM Month and we are getting excited to see everyone February 23rd for some good food, great company and well deserved awards! If you haven't got a chance to get your tickets they are still available. Don't forget that we are offering our members the 'buy your first ticket and get one free' as always. Give the HHCA newsletter a read for some opportunities [...]

102, 2023

HOPA outlines long list of Hamilton port projects for 2023

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry News, News|Tags: |

"We’re being very, very careful on where we invest, making sure that it’s strategic" Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) executive Jonathan Wetselaar delivered the goods at a recent Hamilton construction forum, outlining 11 projects large and small that are slated to go to tender in the first half of this year in addition to several engineering jobs. Highlights of Wetselaar’s presentation to guests attending the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s [...]

3101, 2023

Massive Construction Projects in the pipeline for Hamilton

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry News, News|Tags: |

"Massive Construction Projects in the pipeline for Hamilton" "It looks like a bright construction picture for Hamilton over the next few years. That was the message as several construction and infrastructure leaders met at the Michelangelo banquet Hall on January 19 to discuss upcoming projects. Hosted by Hamilton Halton Construction Association (HHCA) the meeting featured presentations from Slate Asset Management, Hamilton Water, Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA), [...]

3101, 2023

Slate unveils early projects in Stelco lands development

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry News, News|Tags: |

"Slate unveils early projects in Stelco lands development" "Slate Asset Management recently offered a first glimpse of plans for the redevelopment of 700 acres of prime industrial/commercial land on the former Stelco property on Hamilton Harbour to a local construction audience keen with anticipation. Slate senior vice-president Steve Dejonckheere told delegates attending the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s Construction Forecast event Jan. 19 that early projects such as hotspot [...]

3101, 2023

Residences to help solve McMaster’s housing crunch

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry News, News|Tags: |

"Residences to help solve McMaster’s housing crunch" "With lack of student housing now a significant problem, Hamilton, Ont.’s McMaster University is taking two leaps forward with major projects set to open this year and in 2026. The latter project, to be known as Lincoln Alexander Hall, will set a new standard for student residences in the region with 1,366 beds planned, almost three times the size of [...]

501, 2023

January Newsletter

By |January 5th, 2023|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

January 2023 Newsletter HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're excited to be back at the office working on our upcoming Construction Forecast, taking applications for our Safety Awards and rolling out tons of educational offerings. There has also been an update on Naloxone Kits & Training, there is a Canada Summer Jobs Program that is available and so much more. Enjoy your morning coffee and take a look! Read the [...]

212, 2022

December Newsletter

By |December 2nd, 2022|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

December 2022 Newsletter A new month means a new Newsletter! As we enter the month of December the HHCA (and construction industry) continues to be busy! We just hosted our Christmas Luncheon where we successfully raised $5800 for Habitat Hamilton and $1000 and 160 pounds of food for Hamilton FoodShare; the YLG is about to host their Holiday Social on December 8 and applications are open for our [...]

112, 2022

Lawrie Insurance Group Celebrates Anniversary with Donation

By |December 1st, 2022|Categories: Featured, Member News, News|Tags: , , |

Lawrie Insurance Group Donates $40,000 to Mohawk College to Support Students HHCA Member, Lawrie Insurance Group, is pleased to announce that in recognition of its 40th Anniversary as a fiercely independent and proud local business, it is committing $40,000 to provide direct financial support to students within the Insurance and Business Administration programs at Mohawk College. As one of the college’s Premier Future Ready Companies, CEO Bob Lawrie [...]

310, 2022

October Newsletter

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

October 2022 Newsletter A new month means a new Newsletter! October continues to be a busy time at the HHCA - we are hosting a fundraiser, Designer Bag Bingo, registration opens for our Christmas Luncheon & Silent Auction, and education opportunities are available covering all topics. Inside this issue of the newsletter you'll also learn about the CDAP grant, how SiteDocs can help your business, how to get [...]

2009, 2022

HamiltoNEXT Asks Voters for their Vision for the Future

By |September 20th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Hamilton, News|Tags: , , |

The HHCA announces its participation with HamiltoNEXT! This fall, HamiltoNEXT, a non‐partisan alliance of local business organizations, is talking to Hamilton voters about their vision for the city's future and encouraging them to ask candidates for Mayor and Council where they stand on important issues. Read the exciting news here!

109, 2022

September Newsletter

By |September 1st, 2022|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|Tags: , |

September 2022 Newsletter A new month means a new Newsletter! September is always a busy time at the HHCA - we are hosting our ladies 9 & dine, a Mayoral Debate, and we head "back to school" with lots of learning opportunities! Inside this issue of the newsletter you'll also learn about upcoming MOL Safety Initiatives, the extension of WSIB financial incentives, a McMaster University career fair and [...]

206, 2022

Slate Asset Management Announces Acquisition from Stelco Inc.

By |June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Industry News, News|Tags: |

"Slate Asset Management, a global alternative investment platform targeting real assets, announced today the acquisition of approximately 800 acres of industrial land and buildings in Hamilton, Ontario from Stelco Inc." "The site’s strategic location presents a one-of-a-kind industrial development opportunity in North America, offering direct access to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway, the U.S. land border, Ontario’s highway system, on-site rail connecting into Ontario’s [...]

1005, 2022

HHCA offers members deep dive into naloxone policy

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: Industry News, News|

Naloxone kits to deal with opioid overdoses must become a staple health and safety tool at all construction sites alongside steel-toed boots and construction hard hats, harm-reduction workers told a Hamilton, Ont. Construction Safety Week audience recently. Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) general manager Sue Ramsay explained to members that in April 2022 the Ontario legislature passed the Working for Workers Act, implementing a new mandate for the [...]

404, 2022

Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Mental Health System in Hamilton

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Industry News, News|

The Ontario Government is investing over $5 Million to redevelop St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's psychiatric emergency service This funding will help double mental health and addictions emergency services at the hospital and ensure that patients and families in Hamilton and the surrounding region have access to high-quality care in a comfortable and compassionate space. “Our government is ensuring that all Ontarians are supported on their journey to [...]

1402, 2022

Ontario Moving to Next Phase of Reopening on February 17

By |February 14th, 2022|Categories: Industry News, News|

Improvements in key indicators allowing province to safely ease public health measures sooner than anticipated With key public health and health system indicators continuing to improve, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously and gradually easing public health measures sooner, with the next phase of measures being eased on February 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. “Given how well Ontario has [...]

1712, 2021

Rapid Testing Program for Businesses

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, News|

Free Rapid Tests Available for Small & Medium Sized Businesses under 150 Employees! The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ontario and Canadian Governments, launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative several months ago. Local Chamber of Commerce's (including Hamilton, Brantford & Burlington) have tests available. Most offices require an appointment to pick up tests and are also closed during the holidays. [...]

112, 2021

December Newsletter

By |December 1st, 2021|Categories: HHCA Newsletters, News|

December Newsletter Check out the December HHCA Newsletter. Inside you'll find important information on getting Winter Ready in construction, specialized training on both the new CCA 1 document and the Adjudication process, upcoming in-person events and so much more! View Newsletter

2311, 2021

HHCA Legacy Build Home Sale

By |November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Industry News, News|

The HHCA Legacy Build is complete and we are handing over the keys to two families! The Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) is pleased to announce that the Legacy Build Project is complete and Habitat Hamilton will be handing over the keys to two new home partners on November 24th at 9:30am at 134 Catharine Street North in downtown Hamilton. The idea of the Legacy Build - fundraising [...]

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