Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project


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 kickoff of the stadium project will be followed by renovations to the nearby convention centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Hamilton concert hall. HUPEG, which has Carmens Group, LIUNA [...]

Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project2024-05-16T19:59:23+00:00

Ontario Supporting Women in Construction


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 to women and support women in construction. “Under Premier Ford, our government is tackling the generational labour shortage previous governments left in their wake. That means we need all hands on [...]

Ontario Supporting Women in Construction2024-05-06T19:46:43+00:00

Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades


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 and other skilled trades. “We’re helping to tackle the labour shortage by allowing motivated, entrepreneurial students to get on a fast-track to a career in the skilled trades,” said David Piccini, [...]

Ontario Making It Easier to Enter Skilled Trades2024-05-02T15:09:53+00:00

Ontario’s New Building Code Released


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 effect. The 2024 Building Code is intended to streamline processes for the building sector and increase harmonization with the National Construction Codes, eliminating more than 1,730 technical variations between the provincial [...]

Ontario’s New Building Code Released2024-04-17T20:15:12+00:00
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