April 29-30, 2024

Top Glass
Conference &Exhibits
10th Anniversary

April 29, 2024 – Glass Tour
April 30, 2024 – Top Glass Conference & Exhibits
International Centre, Mississauga, ON

SAVE YOUR SEAT

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Your Business

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ATTEND

Top Glass is your opportunity to come together with Canada’s architectural glass industry.

Now in it’s 10th year, Top Glass hosts glazing contractors, glass fabricators, architects and façade designers for a one-day conference and vendor expo laser-focused on building with glass.

  • Browse the latest technology from Canada’s top glazing suppliers
  • Earn credits and learn at exclusive expert seminars
  • Network and make connections with glass people from across Canada

Top Glass is conveniently located next to Pearson airport at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

Admission and parking are free. See you at Top Glass!

Presented by

RENTAL MART

The Canadian Rental Mart is Canada’s trade event for the equipment and event rental industry.

WHAT
Exhibits of rental-ready equipment and supplies from Canada’s top suppliers. Exclusive expert sessions with critical information to drive your business. A chance to get together with friends at social networking events.

Over 50 equipment categories on display covering everything needed for your general tool or light construction fleet.

  • Compaction
  • Construction heat
  • Generators
  • Compressors
  • Skid steers and track loaders
  • Excavators
  • Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Scissors, booms and mast climbers
  • Mowers and brush cutters
  • Store management software
  • More…much, much more

Check out the Rental Mart’s all-star Centre Stage presentations here.

  • ARA Happy Hour Sept. 11 following show
  • CRA Lunch and Learn Sept. 12
WHERE
The Rental Mart comes to Calgary for the first time in its 35-year history!

We can’t be more excited about bringing Canada’s biggest event for the rental industry to western Canada’s dynamic and growing rental community! Why should Toronto have all the fun? The BMO Centre, located on the grounds of the legendary Calgary Stampede, will be a great host for the show with state-of-the-art amenities in Alberta’s commercial capital. We hope stores from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and beyond will be extra excited to attend this major rental event right in their back yards.

WHEN
Sept. 11 – 12, 2024

The Rental Mart’s fall date gets our event out of the busy spring show season and into prime buying time for a variety of top fleet needs including construction heat, snow removal, lighting and store software. Plus there’s a chance for an advance look at models coming out the next year!

WHO
Owners and managers of equipment and event rental stores across Canada.

The Rental Mart welcomes over 200 owners, managers, counter staff, drivers, mechanics and dispatchers. Sales representatives and product experts from Canada’s top industry suppliers staff the booths. Leaders from the American Rental Association and Canadian Rental Association are on hand to answer your questions. Also, say hi to Canadian Rental Mart staff including brand manager, Navneet Mathru and editor Patrick Flannery.

WHY
The Rental Mart offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make the connections your business needs.

Browse top equipment suppliers with a demonstrated commitment to the Canadian rental industry

Listen to experts share their insights and knowledge

Talk to leaders and friends that you’ll rely on for years to come

Take a day to work on the business, not in the business!

HOW
Online registration is free and easy. Book your stay at a reduced rate at the official Rental Mart show hotel. Major Canadian airports offer direct flights to Calgary.
Thank you to our Gold sponsors​
Top Glass Conference & Exhibits 10th Anniversary
Speakers
SCHEDULE
April 29 - 30, 2024

*Event schedule subject to change.

April 29

TOP GLASS PLANT TOURS

Join us for a day of “how it’s made” with three of Canada’s top glass fabricators. It’s a chance to go deep inside the processes and technology that produce amazing glazed facades across North America.

Tours will run concurrently throughout the day at each facility. Tour times and directions to the locations will be emailed to registrants.

Saand

355 Attwell Dr, Toronto, Ont.

With over four decades of glass fabrication experience, Saand has become one of North America’s premier glass suppliers. Saand is a proud family-owned Canadian business with four facilities encompassing over 570,000 square feet of manufacturing space using state-of-the-art equipment. Guests will see glass lamination, heat treating, heat soaking, digital and screen printing and fabrication of insulating glass units, spandrel and mirror.

Bigfoot Doors

1677 Aimco Blvd., Mississauga, Ont

Bigfoot Doors manufactures high-end aluminum fenestration for luxury custom homes, including doors, windows, curtainwall, lift-and-slide and folding entrances. The company has recently invested in a state-of-the art CNC automated cutting and processing centre to expand capacity at its 80,000-square-foot facility. Attendees will see aluminum profile cutting and welding; custom fenestration glazing; curtainwall fabrication and Bigfoot’s impressive display showroom.

7:00PM

Drinks at Moxies

Top Glass attendees are invited to celebrate Top Glass’ 10th anniversary with show organizers and exhibitors at Moxies Bar and Grill located in the Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel.

April 30

9:00AM

Registration and show floor opens

10:00AM

MEET THE FABRICATORS PANEL

Panel:

  • Andrew Dolphin, General Manager of Glass Operations, BVGlazing Systems
  • Adam Franklin, CEO, Saand
  • Ray Wakefield, Technical Services Manager, Trulite

We’re going to talk about Canada’s glass industry with four people who know it best. Executives from four of Canada’s fabricators of glazed building facades will take the stage at Top Glass to tackle industry issues, share their insights into the trends that will shape the future, and take your questions about how the products you specify are made. It’s a peek behind the curtain guaranteed to boost your understanding of the architectural glass world.

10:45AM

Tradeshow/ Coffee Break

11:15AM

The WZMH Recladding Guide: New Envelopes for Existing Buildings on the Path to Net Zero

Presenters:

  • Nicola Casciato, AANB, OAA, MRAIC (Design Principal / Toronto, ON)
  • Jennifer Davis, NSAA, OAA, MRAIC (Moderator / Halifax, NS)

Recladding older towers can make them more energy efficient, more comfortable, and more visually appealing. This approach can counteract the ‘flight to quality’ trend among tenants who many vacate older buildings in favor of newer ones that are amenity-rich and sustainable. Revitalizing older towers is a WZMH Architects core competency. Over the past several decades, we have developed and implemented a wide range of recladding options that dramatically improve not only tenant attraction and retention but also energy performance.

The WZMH Recladding Guide outlines the ‘what, why and how’ of recladding and introduces WZMH’s suite of proven and customizable recladding solutions. We will present multiple case studies of completed commercial recladdings. Steps in the design process include analyzing the existing conditions, selecting appropriate systems, and detailing with the knowledge of construction means and methods for occupied buildings.

Looking toward the future, recladding is integral to achieving Net Zero for existing buildings. Not only does an existing building represent significant ‘sunk carbon’ compared to new construction, but a building’s systems can only be electrified if the envelope has excellent thermal performance. Based on in-progress ‘net zero deep retrofits’, WZMH will give insights into how architects, engineers and building owners can collaborate to realize ambitious sustainability goals.

This presentation is accompanied by a digital publication that was released in March 2024.

12:15PM

Lunch

1:00PM

OGMA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The Ontario Glass and Metal Association will present their 2024 Awards of Excellence to two outstanding members of Ontario’s architectural glass community. The Award for Design recognizes great concepts and esthetics in façade construction, and the Award for Execution recognizes a remarkable achievement in manufacturing, delivering and installing a major glazing project. Join the OGMA to celebrate the great work Ontario’s glass people do!

1:30PM

FOR THE BIRDS: BIRD-FRIENDLY GLAZING DESIGN AND TRENDS

Presenter: Amy Roberts, Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations, FGIA

Many anti-collision measures aimed at preventing bird impacts are being utilized by designers and installers. Architecturally, they range from shutters to shades and netting to mesh screens. But what is even more exciting are the innovations in bird-friendly glazing itself. In this session, Amy Roberts, FGIA director of Canadian and technical glass operations, will address key topics related to bird-friendly glass including design considerations and trends for specifiers; the connection between energy requirements and bird-friendly requirements; the challenges of fabricating bird-friendly glazing; and what’s next for bird-friendly glass.

2:15PM

Tradeshow/ Coffee Break

2:45PM

CROSS COUNTRY ENERGY EFFICIENCY ROUNDUP

Presenter: Terry Adamson, technical director, Fenestration Canada

From his perch atop Fenestration Canada’s technical services department, Terry Adamson has the advance scoop on upcoming changes to the codes, standards, regulations and laws that govern how we build glazed facades. In this presentation, he gives us an overview of the main regulations controlling the energy performance of Part 3 building envelopes in the various jurisdictions across the country and notes recent changes and coming updates. He will also note where shifting regulations are likely to change how facades need to be designed to meet code in the future.

4:00PM

Show ends

Top Glass Conference & Exhibits 10th Anniversary
REGISTER
VENUE

The International Centre

6900 Airport Rd,
Mississauga, ON
ACCOMODATIONS

Suggested Hotel​

Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel

55 Reading Court, Toronto, Ont.

Phone: 416-798-8840 Email: reservations@sandman.ca
SPONSORS

Thank you to our Gold level Sponsors

Thank you to our Silver level Sponsors

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors

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