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  • Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 June 7, 2021

    The Province announced today that Ontario will move into Step One on the Roadmap to reopen this Friday, June 11.

     

    Under step one ALL construction will be open.  You can see the list on the Ontario website here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1000159/roadmap-to-reopen?utm_campaign=%2Fen%2Frelease%2F1000279%2Fontario-to-move-to-step-one-of-roadmap-to-reopen-on-june-11&utm_source=newsroom&utm_term=public&utm_medium=email

     

    The announcement is below or can be found online at: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000279/ontario-to-move-to-step-one-of-roadmap-to-reopen-on-june-11

  • HCA Spring Golf, Kingsville Golf and Country Club May 26, 2021

    Kingsville Golf and Country Club
    The HCA Board is pleased to announce that our annual charity tournament will take place on May 26 (RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID)
    Package Includes: Green Fees (18 Holes) ~  Dinner ~ Electric Golf Cart Rental  ~ Your choice of burger, sausage, hot dog or sandwich & non alcoholic beverage at the snack bar~
    Tee Times:  11:30 AM—1:00 PM
    Texas Scramble Format **Spikeless Shoes Only
    We will play a triple tee start with three 18 hole combinations: White/Gold 
    ~Red/White ~ Gold/Red
    Tee times will be booked on a “first come, first serve” basis and billing will be IMMEDIATE.  

    Foursomes @ $700 per foursome :                                
    Individual Golfers @ $175  per golfer
    Prices include HST


    We look forward to seeing you on the course!
    Please register here.

  • Construction - Roadmap to Reopening May 21, 2021

  • Province has released a three-step economic plan for reopening Ontario. May 20, 2021

  • Vaccination Schedule Update May 4, 2021

  • Updated Health and Safety Guidance April 27, 2021

    updated to include recent changes to the Reopening Ontario Act that require the wearing of eye protection when a worker is working within 2 metres of another worker (both inside and outside).

  • Update: essential construction defined April 19, 2021

  • Vaccine Rollouts in Individual Public Health Units & Provincial Antigen Testing April 16, 2021

  • Workplace Inspectors to Visit 1,300 Construction Sites Beginning This Week April 15, 2021

  • Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order April 7, 2021

  • Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake April 1, 2021

  • 2021 Capital Budget Overview, City of Windsor March 31, 2021

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  • County of Essex 2021 Capital Budget March 30, 2021

  • 2021 Annual Capital Budget Presentations, Enwin March 18, 2021

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    As we are unable to host our annual Capital Budget Presentation Meeting, we will be posting them to the HCA site as we receive. 

    Attached is the 2021 WUC / Enwin one

     

  • City of Windsor Building Fees Update March 11, 2021

    Fees Update Document

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    The WCA has received notice from the City of Windsor:
    The City of Windsor Building Department sends this  as notification of the upcoming changes to the Building Permit Fees as approved by City Council during the 2021 Budget Meetings. The new Fee Schedule will take effect on April 1, 2021.
     If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of the fee schedule, please email buildingdept@citywindsor.ca.

  • COVID-19 Temporary Services Updates- Effective April 8, 2021 , City of Windsor March 1, 2021

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    Effective April 8, 2021, the Province will move into a 4 week ‘Stay at Home Order’. City Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice.

     The Building Division will continue to remain open for business and maintain strategic modifications that are in place for the Building Division operations.

     Permits will continue to be reviewed, issued and inspected for all types of construction. Please review the attached documents for more information.  

     We will continue to keep you informed of any changes of updates.

     Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  • Covid 19 Update, Feb. 8/21 February 8, 2021

    Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across Most of the Province to Save Lives

  • Safety Plan and Covid Safety January 15, 2021

    Please see from the Government

    https://mailchi.mp/wca/safety-plan-covid-safety

  • Construction Update for January 2021 Covid Update January 13, 2021

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    The attached document has been posted on the Government website.  Construction specific information starts on page 23 and confirms the list of essential construction services that was circulated earlier to members.

     

    Please note that the information contained in this document is intended to communicate a summary of information about measures proposed to come into effect in Ontario or in areas of Ontario between Tuesday January 12, 2021 and Thursday, January 14, 2021. The material is not legal advice and does not purport to be or to provide an interpretation of the law. In the event of any conflict or difference between this summary information and any applicable legislation or regulation, the legislation or regulation prevails.

  • Daily COVID-19 Screening Now Required in Ontario Workplaces - September 26 2020 September 28, 2020

    On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario amended O. Reg 364/20, effective Saturday September 26, 2020.  This Regulation sets out the Rules for Areas in Stage 3.  
     
    The amendment imposes a requirement that “the person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with the advice, recommendations and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on screening individuals.”
     
    The same day, the Ministry of Health issued its COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces (Business and Organizations). Please click here for this.  The Tool provides screening questions for any worker or essential visitor (defined in the Tool) seeking to enter the work environment.  The Tool does not apply to patrons of a workplace, essential workers who travel outside of Canada for work, or emergency services or other first responders who may enter a workplace for emergency purposes.  
     
    Bottom Line:  Effective September 26, 2020, each Ontario workplace is now required to pro-actively screen employees for COVID-19-related symptoms and risk factors prior to entry into the work environment, each day the employee seeks to enter the work environment (this would not apply to an employee working at home that day).  The screening tool should include, at a minimum, the questions identified in the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces (Businesses and Organizations).
     
  • Cloud Permit Rollout - Building Department Fee Increases June 15, 2020

  • COCA Advocacy April 21, 2020

    The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) has been lobbying on behalf of the industry on four main issues stemming from the CORVID19 pandemic:

    1. WSIB – To ensure that claims stemming from COVID19 are not attributed to a individual employers, but if approved they should be spread over a larger class
    2. Exempting the Construction Act from Regulation 73/20, which in effect extended lien rights for the duration of the state of emergency, and inadvertently froze the release of holdback
    3. Lobbying the government to make a statement that would protect contractors from delay claims and their attendant costs (and possible litigation)
    4. Asking the provincial government to come up with a cash recovery program for contractors to improve liquidity and mitigate the costs incurred while working under an unprecedented set of conditions

     No.’s 1 & 2 have been addressed.  COVID19 related cases will be attributed to all Schedule 1 employers, and not to any individual firm.  And late last Thursday the Construction Act was exempted from Regulation 73/20, which means your lien rights will rely on the Construction Act and will expire in 60 days after CSP or last day on the job.  And since they now will expire, the owners can determine if the title is cleared and if it is, release the holdback.

     The last 2 points continue to be the focus of discussions with the Ontario Government (as well as the Federal Government, through NTCCC).  Below is a link to a letter writing campaign to raise the awareness of these concerns across all MPP’s.  It will take you 5 minutes to fill in your name, address and email and hit send.  Anyone can send this letter, so you can circulate to family, friends or anyone else who may support this.  This link will be shared with all 30 of COCA’s member organizations.

     Every letter helps, especially when it comes from members of the MPP’s own riding.  Thank you for taking the time to do this.

     https://www.coca.on.ca/contact-your-mpp/

     
  • The Link2Build Layperson's Guide to the Construction Act October 23, 2019

    The Link2Build Layperson's Guide to the Construction Act

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    This guide helps you understand and adapt to Ontario's new Construction Act, which came into full effect October 1st. 

  • New City of Windsor Standard Specs and AS Drawings June 26, 2017

    New City of Windsor Standard Specs and AS Drawings

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