Vic Soncin Scholarship Awards—George Brown College
The Heavy Construction Association of Toronto (HCAT) honored the late Vic Soncin in 2017, with the creation of the Vic Soncin Scholarship at George Brown College. Vic had a long-standing position and dedication to training and skills development, and was well known and appreciated by Union and Management alike. A cheque presentation was held at the College’s Casa Loma Campus.
HCAT works to promote best practices in heavy civil construction, safety, infrastructure investments and labour relations.
LiUNA Ceremony Honouring Vic
The late Vittorino (Vic) Soncin, the patriarch and founder of Soncin Construction, was honoured on September 7th at the 2022 Industry Awareness Event hosted by LiUNA Local 183. He was commemorated along with his sons, Paul Soncin (left) and Dennes Soncin (right). Also pictured are: Aga Barrie, Michael Soncin, Chanelle Tannous, Marilyn Jenkins, Melissa Soncin, Manny Da Silva and Mario Lino.
This day marked the official opening of LiUNA Local 183’s Tunnel Training Facility, which is the first of its kind in North America.
Many industry leaders were present, along with Doug Ford, Honourable Premier of Ontario.
Also pictured is Dennes with Joe Mancinelli, President of LiUNA Local 183.
It was an emotional, proud, and overall great event, and we were truly honoured to have been a part of it.
The Heavy Construction Association makes $1 million donation to Princess Margaret
In June 2022, HCAT, an organization of contractors in the heavy civil engineering construction industry, made a substantial and generous donation to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
This donation renews HCAT’s philanthropic commitment to our community and furthers support for the health of Ontarians. Just as their donation to SickKids in 2020 helped build its new hospital in Toronto, this financial contribution to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation will support many in our community for many years to come.
Humber River Bridge Replacement
In January 2020, the Humber Bridge Project (Metrolinx) was awarded “Project of the Year” in the category transportation for projects of $10 million to $50 million.
This award was established by OPWA to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who, working together complete public works projects.
Women in Construction
Aymara Toro Young is part of the change she wants for the construction industry.
“Hands on work and being involved in t the process of creating something is what led me into construction. And when I learned women are under-represented-that sealed the deal. It’s time to change that. It’s time to show how we as women can also contribute and be an important part of the construction industry.”
Aymara, graduated from the Civil Engineering Technology program at George Brown College. Her field placement turned into a full-time job as Project Coordinator at Soncin Construction.
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Brian’s year off from university, ended up with full-time employment at Soncin Construction as a form setter.
Watch his talk to learn more from Brian about this exciting Skilled Trade.