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Ontario Supporting Women in Construction

2024-05-06T19:46:43+00:00

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

2024-05-02T15:09:53+00:00

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

2024-04-17T20:15:12+00:00

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

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!

2024-05-02T15:42:06+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 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 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 [...]

SucroCan Sourcing and HOPA to build Canada’s largest sugar refinery in Hamilton!2024-05-02T15:42:06+00:00

City of Burlington secures $21M for Affordable Housing

2024-01-16T14:47:40+00:00

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

New Hamilton Mountain church a beacon for local Catholics

2024-05-03T17:48:09+00:00

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 Catholics2024-05-03T17:48:09+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

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
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