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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.


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.

24
Jun
2015

DC46 Celebrates New Headquarters With Union Members

This past weekend, District Council 46 celebrated the opening of our new Headquarters at 132 Toro Road with our members and their families. There was a BBQ and tour of the new facilities available, as well as fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

08
Jun
2015

Annual Baseball Tournament

On Saturday, June 6th, DC 46 participated in the annual baseball tournament organized by the Central Ontario Building Trades.

04
Jun
2015

DC 46 Business Representatives Participated in the Volta Luso Charities Bike Ride

On Sunday, May 31st, DC 46 Business Representatives, Nelson Cidade, Armindo Correia and Simon Hazelwood, participated in the first ever Volta Luso Charities bike ride.

03
Jun
2015

Open House and BBQ for All DC46 Members

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, DC 46 Headquarters located at 132 Toro Road will open its doors to all members for an open house and tour of our New Headquarters.

27
May
2015

New Working at Heights Program

Here is some important information about the new Working at Heights program offered at 130 Toro Road.