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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
Sep
2015

Toronto Painters and Other Union Job Holders: Are You Ready for the Upcoming Elections?

When it comes to Canada’s elections, we encourage every union member to take this event seriously. To that end, IUPAT has joined forces with Let’s Build Canada to empower, educate and represent workers from all provinces. By having all the information you need, we believe that you can make wise choices at the polls, bringing strength to the union and the community.

01
Sep
2015

Dental Clinic Now Open

We’re excited to announce that our Dental Clinic is now open! It is located at 130 Toro Road in Toronto, adjacent to the Union Hall. Members can call 1-844-375-6225 to book an appointment today and receive special offers.

13
Aug
2015

Signs a Drywall Finishing Career Could Be Right for You

Are you just starting out in the working world, but unsure of what you want to do with your life? Or are you at a point in your career that you feel it’s time to make a change? Either way, you may want to consider a future in drywall finishing as a drywall professional.

29
Jul
2015

Did You Know These Facts about Toronto Commercial Painters?

If you’re not part of the commercial painting union (ie. the IUPAT), you may not realize that there’s a lot of interesting facts about commercial painters!

28
Jul
2015

IUPAT Unveils Toronto Health and Dental Centre for Construction Union Members

To further its mission to support, educate, inform and protect members who hold union jobs, the Toronto based IUPAT has announced a new Union Health and Dental Centre. Located at 130 Toro Road in Toronto, adjacent to the IUPAT’s Union Hall, the Union Health and Dental Centre officially opens August 4, 2015 for D.C. 46 and other construction union workers and their families.

20
Jul
2015

Labour Day 2015

Labour Day in Canada was first established in 1894. It was created to celebrate the unions’ efforts to improve workers’ rights. Every year, different unions attend to show their solidarity.

20
Jul
2015

Drywall Union Has Hand in Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Prep

The Pan Am and Parapan Games are in full swing, and will once again make history in the Toronto area during July and August of 2015. What many people don’t realize is that behind the excitement of the Games themselves is a ton of prep work. The Athletes’ Village had to be constructed from the ground up, and that meant plenty of jobs for drywall union workers, as well as other union employees.

19
Jul
2015

Toronto Painters Go Places You Would Never Expect!

Have you ever stopped to think about how the skyscraping exteriors and intricate architectural embellishments of Toronto stay protected and beautiful?  Part of the thanks goes to Toronto painters!  These highly trained professionals’ handiwork can be seen throughout Toronto, although you probably never realized it. Toronto Painters: Going Beyond Interior Walls While many Toronto painters […]

06
Jul
2015

Tips You Can Learn from Toronto Painters

Toronto painters know some secrets, and while they aren’t willing to give away all the tricks of their chosen trade, they are at least able to pass along a few painting tips. For small painting projects around the home that can be quickly done, these tips can help you add a professional touch to the project. Who wants to touch up a bathroom cabinet, or an area of moulding, without making certain it’s going to look great afterwards?

06
Jul
2015

Safety Is First among Drywall Finishing Professionals

When it comes to drywall finishing, professionals throughout Canada know that safety comes first and foremost. All the drywall finishers who are part of the IUPAT have in-depth training in health and safety regulations. They also learn from the first time they engage in drywall finishing – often while apprenticing with more experienced drywall finishers – that there are numerous other ways they can take care of themselves. Not only does this produce a safer work environment, but it increases the efficiency of the process, as well as the function and appeal of the finished product.