Concrete Ontario Convention 2019

March 21, 2019 @ Delta Marriott

Concrete in the 6ix

Convenor Steve Gobbatto, along with the Convention Committee, would like to welcome all Concrete Ontario Active and Associate members to attend Concrete in the Six on March 21 & 22, 2019, at the Delta Hotel in downtown Toronto.

2019 Preliminary Brochure

2019 Convention Sponsorship Package

Location: Delta Marriott Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St., Toronto ON, M5J 3A6

Please note: Hotel Check-in is at 3:00 PM and Check-out is at 12:00 PM

A room block has been arranged for our group at special pricing. Reservations for the event must be made directly through the Delta Marriott. Book your group rate for Concrete Ontario here.


Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable tax and fees, currently 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) + 13%. (All tax and fees are subject to change without notice. All rates and pricing are quoted and payable in Canadian funds.)


  • Vibrant décor, plush bedding, “smart” desks and complimentary Wi-Fi in every hotel room
  • Additional hotel amenities include room service, an indoor pool and fitness centre for guests
  • Connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the hotel positions you to easily explore the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Rogers Centre
  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy

Room Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel their room booking up to 48hrs prior to arrival.


  • Valet parking, fee: 52 CAD daily
  • On-site parking, fee: 45 CAD daily

Garage height clearance is 2 meters / In and out privileges are included in valet parking fee

DARRYL SITTLER – Legendary Toronto Maple Leaf

Darryl Sittler is one of the greatest players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leaf uniform. An inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and voted by fans as the centreman on the All-Time Leafs Team, Sittler has an incredible wealth of stories to share from the course of his outstanding career, as well as the lessons he’s learned working in charitable endeavors.

Sittler may well be best remembered for two of the most remarkable performances in the history of the National Hockey League. On February 7, 1976, he scored six goals and added four assists for an NHL record total of 10 points in a game. That spring, he joined Maurice Richard in hockey history by recording five goals in one playoff game. He also scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history, the overtime goal against Czechoslovakia to win the 1976 Canada Cup. On February 8, 2003, Toronto retired Sittler’s number 27.


Lou Schizas, is a well known financial analyst, educator and broadcaster, who is respected for his efforts helping investor’s improve their skills and knowledge.

Lou is a life long investor and entrepreneur who defines success as having the resources needed to satisfy your needs and to build on your dreams. Lou bought his first stocks at age 11 and started his first business at age 15.

Schizas has served as the business analyst for AM 640 Toronto Radio since 2001, and is a proud advocate of capitalism. From 1999 to 2007 Lou was the Founding Senior On Air Equities Analyst for Business News Network whose popular “Lou’s Mailbag” feature analyzed over 16,000 stocks for viewers.

NORM KEITH, LL.M, CRSP Partner Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Norm practices labour, employment, regulatory, government investigations, white collar defense and constitutional litigation. He also has a broad advisory practice in the areas of his expertise and is a trusted advisor to boards, executives and for and not-for profit corporations.

Norm’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights (“LEHR”) and regulatory practice involves executive compensation, employment contracts, employee discipline, workers compensation, environmental, TSSA and ESA enforcement and regulatory risk management. He represents employers in LEHR litigation including wrongful dismissal, workplace fraud recovery, whistle-blower cases, human rights violations, labour arbitrations, WSIAT appeals and fiduciary duty law suits. Norm provides day-to-day advice to employers in both non-union and unionized workplaces across Canada.


  • Achieving Durable Exterior Flatwork
  • Advanced SSC Applications on Global Projects
  • Advances in Industrial Flooring Finishing
  • Concrete Industry Sustainability Initiatives
  • CRMCA & CCC Initiatives
  • Economic Outlook for the Ontario Marketplace
  • Fit for Duty for the Concrete Industry
  • Ontario Infrastructure Updates
  • Ontario Municipal Concrete Applications
  • Safety Recognition for the year 2018
  • The Role of Teamwork in Achieving Success
  • What’s new in the 2019 Edition of CSA A23.1/.2


We have arranged these two activities and ask that you indicate on the Online Registration Form which activities you will be attending.  Sign-up sheets will also be available at the registration desk, however, space for each activity is limited.

Thursday, March 21st – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SEA THE SKY: Visit two great attractions! Package includes general admission access to the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Friday, March 22nd – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

MURDER AT THE ROM: A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. Working in teams, follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a murder mystery.

After your adventure, use your museum admission to explore more of the ROM’s world famous collections.


Thursday, March 21: 11am – 12 pm

Friday, March 22: 8:30 am – 9:30 am


You will receive your name badge once you’ve registered on site. It is very important you wear it for the duration of the Convention as we may not be the only group in the hotel.


If you or your companion have any food allergies, please email Concrete Ontario at [email protected] prior to the Convention.

All cancellations must be made in writing to Concrete Ontario. Any cancellation received 14 days prior to the event date will receive a refund on their registration fee minus a 20% administration fee. Any cancellation received after this with result in a full forfeiture of registration fee. No exceptions. Substitutions within same company may be made. No shows are responsible for full payment.



  • Morning & Afternoon: attire is business casual/casual for companion activities
  • Evening: Casual attire for cocktail reception


  • Morning & Afternoon: attire is business casual/casual for companion activities
  • Evening: Your favourite hockey team jersey and jeans for Dinner with the Stanley Cup