Our History

The Toronto Construction Association, or the General Builders' Society as it was called then, was founded in February 1867 by a group of 58 Canadian construction industry executives. The association's mandate in those early days was to promote the highest possible standards of professionalism in an industry characterized by stiff competition and often razor thin margins.

Today, more than 140 years later, not much has changed. Our membership is bigger, of course, with more than 2200 member companies representing something approaching 300, 000 local construction industry practitioners, but our mandate is ostensibly the same.

TCA Milestones

1867 The Toronto General Builders' Society
1892 Incorporated as the Builders' Exchange of the City of Toronto
1936 Name changed to Builders' Exchange and Construction Association of Toronto
1944 Became Toronto Builders' Exchange
1962 Renamed to Toronto Construction Association
1990 Opened west end office - Mississauga Construction Association

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