Tickner Staff and Monte McNaughton
Tickner Safety with Ministry of Labour Monte McNaughton

Ontario’s labour minister pays visit to Canada Goose’s new headquarters in Toronto

On May 9, Canada Goose’s new Canadian headquarters played host to the Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. The Minister was invited to the 100 Queen’s Quay E. building to get a sneak peak at Canada’s Goose head office, currently under construction, as part of a project headed by Vestacon Ltd., a venerable construction management and general contracting company.

“It is an honour to have the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development – The Honourable Monte McNaughton with us here today, said Jamie Oldfield, one of three primary partners in Vestacon, along with Dan Passera and Sam Falzone. “Canada Goose is a very exciting project for the Vestacon team, and we couldn’t be prouder to have been chosen to work with this iconic Canadian company to deliver their new head office,” said Oldfield.

Minister McNaughton was given a brief tour of the office spaces, covering four floors of the waterfront building, and got to meet some of the trades working on the project, who have been providing skilled labour, to deliver this amazing space to Canada Goose.

He applauded Vestacon’s leadership and team members during his visit, noting he immediately understood the culture on the Canada Goose project once he stepped onto the job site. “I can see firsthand and very quickly just how you prioritize health and safety and that is so important, he said.

“We often say it. Every single worker needs to go home safely to their family at the end of the day. But these companies are making that happen. So, to everyone at Vestacon, thank you for your leadership. Continue doing great work,” he added.

Minister McNaughton thanked Vestacon, Alex Thompson, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communication for Canada Goose and Roger Tickner, who was instrumental in helping set up the visit.

“Roger is a health and safety champion here in the Province of Ontario; he’s been a huge wealth of knowledge to our office,” Minister McNaughton said, noting Roger’s leadership role as a member of the Prevention Council, which is tasked with giving the Minister of Labour key advice on a wide range of occupational health and safety issues.

Minister McNaughton also took time to reiterate his government’s commitment towards preparing young people for in-demand and well-paying careers in the skilled trades.

“We are very passionate to attract more young people to the trades. We are continuing to really push these careers and I just want to say thanks to everybody here in the trades here, the women and men, building the future of Ontario,” Minister McNaughton said.

“You got a great career ahead of you. These are careers that you can build families around.