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Welcome to our blog for IUPAT Ontario. We’re excited to share up-to-date information regarding various opportunities, events, and news that are currently taking place in the skilled trades industry. We welcome your feedback and topics that are of interest to you.


28
Feb
2018

Residential Painters Turn Toronto Walls into Art

Art can take walls from boring to personal in a Toronto home, but if a homeowner wants something bigger or more dramatic, residential painters can turn the entire wall into a work of art. There are a variety of techniques, colours, textures, and styles that can be used to match the overall style of the […]

23
Feb
2018

Drywall Finishers and Historical Plaster Work Toronto

As Toronto home owners seek to keep or restore some of the heritage elements in their properties, the plaster work can be a sticking point. Decorative crown moulding and ceiling medallions were common in many Toronto heritage properties from the 19th Century, but were removed when the buildings were modernized or when plumbing and electrical […]

20
Feb
2018

Commercial Painting in Toronto: To blend in or to stand out?

Commercial painting has some difficult challenges that are a bit different than residential painting. It can be used to highlight brand colours or identity, and it can be designed to be a backdrop for other things. Sometimes clients will want the colour to blend in, and sometimes they want it to be a bold focus, […]

15
Feb
2018

Job Market for Toronto Glaziers Continues to Grow

Toronto continues to see job growth in the construction sector. With the continued boom in construction of condos and housing, as well as new commercial and multi-use facilities in progress and projected over the next 5-10 years, there seems to be no shortage of work for trades people, with more glazier jobs opening up in […]

28
Dec
2017

How Toronto Painters Can Keep It Green!

Painting can be a great way to give a room, office, or house a fresh start. Whether it’s a bright new colour, or the creation of a more calming space, we know that colour can really change the way you feel in a space. But at the end of the day, there’s probably another colour […]

19
Dec
2017

IUPAT Tip Line

As of January 1st, IUPAT will have a new anonymous tip line for all our members where they can call this line to leave a private message regarding any problems on the jobsites. This line can also be used to report non-union workers on your jobsites, workers working weekends, members being paid straight cheques, any collective agreement issues etc. Please make sure you leave detailed information on the voicemail. The number is 416-630-5180 or toll free 1-877-717-4322.

18
Dec
2017

Commercial Painting for Functional Walls in Toronto Startup Offices

Toronto is home to a growing number of startups and co-working spaces. These offices tend to borrow elements of design and style from the casual and functional office spaces of Silicon Valley tech firms, including the use of colour to affect the mood and tone of the workplace to functional walls. Using either chalkboard or […]

14
Dec
2017

Hiring: Glazier & Metal Technician Representative

The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, Local 200, is looking to hire a full time Glazier Representative for the geographical area Ottawa and counties of Renfrew, Lanark, Glengarry, Carleton, Grenville, Prescott, Dundas, Stormont and Russell.

11
Dec
2017

Skills That Successful Stucco Workers Bring to Jobs in Toronto

With increasing trends towards using stucco in Toronto buildings, there are lots of opportunities for stucco workers across commercial and residential properties. IUPAT members bring skills developed in training and through practice. While members each bring their own experience and specializations to their trade, there are a few skills that make a particularly skilled stucco […]

04
Dec
2017

An Eye for Detail: Drywall Tapers are Foundational to a Beautiful Toronto Home

When people are thinking of projects that can have a significant impact on the look of a property, they don’t always think of drywall tapers. Drywall tapers or finishers in Toronto are a critical part of making sure that all of the little details are perfect in the interior of the home before final tradespeople […]