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


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

City of Burlington secures $21M for Affordable Housing


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 is through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF). HAF is an application-based program that provides funding directly to municipalities across the country to incentivize and support [...]

City of Burlington secures $21M for Affordable Housing2024-01-16T14:47:40+00:00

January Newsletter


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 are available, and the CEBA loan repayment deadline has been extended. Read the HHCA newsletter now! Read the newsletter here!

January Newsletter2024-01-03T15:05:49+00:00

New Hamilton Mountain church a beacon for local Catholics


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. [...]

New Hamilton Mountain church a beacon for local Catholics2023-12-19T16:06:19+00:00

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


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


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

December Newsletter


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!

December Newsletter2023-12-04T15:18:07+00:00

Free Silica Tool Now Available


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

November Newsletter


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!

November Newsletter2023-11-01T14:57:15+00:00

City surpasses $2 Billion Construction Value at Record Pace


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. [...]

City surpasses $2 Billion Construction Value at Record Pace2023-10-25T18:34:11+00:00
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