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The Buildings Show in Toronto, Dec. 4-6, brings together architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers for one of the biggest such events in North America. More than 30,000 participants will descend on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a conference, workshops and a trade floor with at least 700 exhibitors.


The event is an amalgamation of numerous events including Construct Canada and PM Expo in the South Building, the HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion in the North Building.

New this year, Colliers Proptech Accelerator will present a Buildings Connect real estate section. Other highlights include the NextGen Professional Career Hub, Emerging Leader Awards, Innovative Product Award, several networking receptions, Safetech Environmental Lounge, Concrete & Steel Innovation Showcase and podcasts with Tim Byrne Almost Live and Construction Life.

Professional development opportunities include plenary sessions and approximately 180 seminars. Topics include:

  • construction trends
  • mass timber
  • smart buildings
  • smart cities,
  • kitchen & bath directions
  • commissioning,
  • digital testing,
  • cybersecurity,
  • modern water systems,
  • preventive maintenance,
  • attracting talent,
  • benchmarking,
  • negotiating,
  • project management
  • scheduling best practices
  • construction law
  • project estimating,
  • fire code changes
  • building code
  • moisture and building envelopes
  • building performance
  • deep retrofits
  • net-zero
  • low carbon design
  • green spray foams
  • passive house
  • electric vehicle infrastructure
  • occupant comfort
  • acoustics
  • aging population needs
  • rooftop solar
  • waterproofing, roofing
  • townhouses
  • single-family homes
  • multi-family
  • affordable housing
  • co-working spaces
  • property management
  • balcony repairs
  • parking garages
  • resilience
  • data analytics
  • AI and interior design
  • integrating BIM,
  • ASHRAE performance standards
  • green rating systems.

Find more information on this year’s features here.