Ontario’s construction boom: What’s it all about?

In Ontario, construction firms are building a second runway at the airport.

The provincial government has also opened an expanded $200-million regional aviation hub.

And construction crews are building homes for first responders.

“The boom in construction activity has been the best news for Ontario, especially in the last two years,” said Peter Daley, president of the Canadian Construction Association.

“We have had about 10 times more new work per person than we did a year ago, so it has been a very, very positive development.”

“Construction activity has now been going on for six years in Ontario, and we’re very happy to see that trend continue, but we are always concerned when there’s a significant downturn,” he added.

“So, I think it’s very important that we are careful to keep the recovery from happening.”

In fact, a downturn could spell trouble for the province.

Construction jobs are expected to drop by 1.4 per cent this year, the lowest annual decline since 2008.

And Ontario’s unemployment rate is forecast to hit 5.9 per cent by the end of next year, according to Statistics Canada.

“We are in a real transition in terms of the economy,” said Paul Martin, president and CEO of the Ontario Construction Association, adding that the recession will be felt most acutely for construction workers in the province’s west and central regions.

“Ontario has been able to get a lot of new projects done over the last four years, and now we have to find jobs in the industry.”

Construction companies in the western region, where construction has been particularly strong, have also been struggling.

According to the B.C.-based construction firm B.A. Associates, which tracks the sector, construction in the area has been declining since 2015.

In 2017, B. A. Associates reported that there were 1,879 projects that were delayed or cancelled due to construction.

The company attributes the downturn to increased costs, the loss of skilled labour and a lack of funding.

“I would say the situation in the west of Ontario is pretty bleak,” said Martin.

“The outlook for the west is really bleak right now.

We’ve seen it for a while, but I think the outlook is bleak for the entire region.”

The economic downturn has also affected the country’s other major construction industry.

According the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers, the downturn has impacted construction of all types, including highways, bridges, airports, highways, highways infrastructure and other infrastructure.

“There’s a lot more work to be done,” said Daley.

“There’s just not enough work to go around.”

While the industry has been hurt, the province is also facing some problems.

According a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ontario’s overall construction employment fell by more than 25,000 people between 2014 and 2016.

Construction employment has fallen by about 11,000 since 2007.

In the east, construction jobs have increased by about 2,300 people since 2007 and construction of public buildings has risen by nearly 10,000.

The report noted that Ontario’s population is increasing, and there are more people in the construction sector.

In addition, there are many more young people entering the labour market, and the construction industry is hiring more women and minorities.

The Canadian Association for Public Service Employees (CPSE), which represents about 100,000 workers in Ontario and British Columbia, says it is worried about the construction boom.

In a recent survey, only 19 per cent of those surveyed said they would be willing to accept a job in the building industry, compared to 63 per cent in a similar survey in the U.S.

The union says it expects to see a drop in the number of construction jobs in 2018, while the Ontario government says it will continue to support the sector and support employers to hire more people.

“It’s a very challenging time for the industry and a difficult time for workers,” said Marty Smith, the union’s national president.

“Construction is a good industry.

It’s not going away, and it’s going to continue to grow.”

Smith said he hopes the downturn will give some people pause.

“But it’s not over,” he said.

“I don’t think it will be over anytime soon.”

With files from the Associated Press.

Which tiles will you use? (and which ones are unsafe)

The construction paper used in tile-making is made up of a mix of the mineral, cement and clay that is used in the quarries.

It’s made up in a mould which is then filled with cement and then sealed with sand and then rolled into squares that are then cut.

After the tiles are laid out, they are put in a mold where they are laid down in rows and stacked.

“We’re using the cement and the clay that we know the stone would come from.

Then we are using that same cement and we are adding a couple of other materials.

For instance, the clay gives the tile a natural look.

Then the sand gives it a kind of rustic look,” said Kelly.

The process of making tiles has been a long one for Tinkers Construct, a firm that has been building tile tiles for nearly 50 years.

It has built many different types of tile and it’s been used in construction, from schools and hospitals to homes.

“When we started, we used the traditional method.

Then after a couple more years, we realized that we needed to start using the newer, more efficient method of the cement,” said Tim.

It took a couple years of research to develop the new method, but in the end, they got it right.

In some cases, they have been able to use the older cement to build their tiles.

“The cement has to be very strong.

And we’re using a lot of cement.

So if you have cement, you can’t use it on the tiles.

And you have to make sure that the cement is not porous,” said Pat.

They also use the sand, which has to have enough strength to hold the tiles together.

“And then, as you can see, we use the cement to give the tiles a kind.

It really gives the tiles that kind of a look,” he said.

There are many ways to use cement.

For example, it can be used to make concrete, cement concrete, asphalt and other types of cement, but some tiles are made from a mixture of cement and a natural stone called quartz.

In that case, they use a mixture made from rock that has a natural crystal that gives it that look.

But in many cases, it’s used to build a concrete slab that’s used for sidewalks.

The new method is better than the old way of building, because it allows you to use as much cement as you want, said Tim, because they can build the tiles with the cement in them.

He said the process can be done in two to three days.

“So it takes a lot less time to build tiles,” he added.

The tiles are also able to be reused after they’re finished.

“It doesn’t take much of a lot.

It takes a couple minutes,” he explained.

Which Constructive Criticism Are You Using?

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The group provides information and training to local governments, business leaders, and other interested parties on how to get the most out of their funding and to ensure the quality of their projects.