Coming events


CSC Toronto no frills trade show scheduled for March 4.

GTA Construction Report staff writer

            The 35th annual no-frills CSC Toronto Chapter trade show is expected to attract hundreds of visitors on Monday, March 4.

            The event includes a special luncheon featuring David Miller, who will speak about “a vision for Toronto.”

            The 225-exhibitor trade show then commences at 1:15 p.m., continuing to 6 p.m. in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre north building (Constitution Hall).

            Scheduled lectures include:

1:30 p.m.         Smart and connected real estate

3:00 p.m.         Controlling light and heat with architectural glazing systems

4:30 p.m.         Legal update

            These lectures are free, as is a 45-minute seminar for students, describing the specifications writing profession.

            A free pass for the trade show and afternoon lectures is included with this issue of GTA Construction Report, which will have an exhibit at the show.

            You can register for the student lecture or arrange to purchase David Miller luncheon tickets by emailing administrator Donna Fournier at or phoning/faxing her at (888) 494-9350).

CRI Mission 2030 zero waste initiative launch and workshop

            The Construction Resource Initiatives Council (CRI Council) has scheduled a launch event and workshop to change how the industry views and deals with building waste.

            The program includes “dynamic workshops and open discussions” on topics such as change strategy, communications, integration and education, tools and support, and research and education, said founding president Renee Gratton.

            The CRI Council believes the event will help the industry adapt the “guiding principles that will help us change” with minimal trade-offs and maximum synergies.

            The program will include discussions of “pragmatic actions that can be taken by the following leading organizations” including Brookfield Lepage Johnson Controls, PCL Constructors Canada, Ryerson University, Solid Waste Association of North America, Canadian Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute and the United Nations Environment Programme – sustainable building climate initiatives.

            For more information, visit or phone Renee Gratton at (613) 795-4632.


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