909 Kipling Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5H3
(416) 236-7765

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Local 721 Membership Meeting will be held via Zoom for

September 15, 2021

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2021 Ironworkers Local 721 Apprentice Competition

We at Local 721 would like to thank all the competitors, spectators and UIWMC for attending.

It was a great apprentice competition event with a succulent pig roast,  amazing BBQ, and an impressive motorcycle show and shine from the Union Iron Workers Motorcycle Club. This year’s competition was fearsome with 12 competitors fighting for 4 positions to represent us at provincial level. It was a tough battle, and we would like to thank all the judges that volunteered their time to score our competitors in various events. Unfortunately, we could only pick four competitors to move on.

Phil Camus

Tom Price

Chadwick Lewis

Jake Cross

We would like to thank all the competitors for all the outstanding work.

John Ferris

Douglas Hamm

Cody Joone

Ashley Paddenburg

Stephen Palmer

Norman Rivera

Johnny Rogerson

Nick Smith

These four competitors will be moving on to the provincial competition to be held on September 18, 2021 in Sudbury at Ironworkers Local 786. All six-ironworker locals 786, 765, 721, 736, 700, 759. There will be 24 competitors competing for 4 spots to represent all the Ironworkers in Ontario in the international competition to be held in the USA. Good luck and thanks to all the competitors

We would also like to thank all the judges, training staff and officers for volunteering their time, Ron Dee, and his pit & BBQ masters for all the food.

We would also like to thank the following companies and individuals for all their extra support and donations to the apprentice competition


Canada Welding Supply

Gauvin steel

Lincoln Electric



Steve Collins

Johnny Johnson

Without this proud membership, our friends, and families none of this would be possible, THANK YOU.


Glenn Kimmett Memorial Scholarship 2021

The application period is now closed. We would like to thank all the applicants for applying.

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The welding shop will be closed from August 23rd to 26th, 2021.

Weld practices, CWB testing, and weld classes will be canceled for that week.

We look forward to seeing you when we resume on Monday August 30, 2021. 


Our Workers Our Future Campaign

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Certified Ballot Results of Election of Delegate’s for the 44TH International Iron Workers Convention

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Judges on a well-done job on Local 721’s first mail out elections that required the Judges spend over two days to review and count/tally the results all the while dealing with the changes and curveballs during the constantly changing government protocols/regulations related to the COVID pandemic and what that entailed for holding this election.

On behalf of the Judges of Elections (Ron, Debbie & Jacqueline), Congratulations to all who participated and to the twelve members who will represent Local 721 as Delegates to the 44TH Ironworkers Convention this August.


Luiz Barros

President/Business Agent, IW Local 721


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Ironworkers Local 721 has its own YouTube channel!!!

Ironworkers Tribute Mural Painted by Blinc Studios

Blinc Studios

Ironworkers Tribute Mural


Ironworkers Local 721 annual Ironworkers golf tournament.

We are proud to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities from our annual Ironworkers golf tournament.

This year we were able to raise a total amount of

$35, 464.96

Thank you to all our members and supporters that made this possible.

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Click here for Ronald McDonald House Charities donation thank you letter .PDF


Newsletter December 2020

Check your mail for the most recent newsletter.  Important dates and information enclosed.  There is also a special something inside each envelope.

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Upcoming Local 721 2021 Schedule & Holidays 

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Practice days are Mondays from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

(Maximum of 9 people at a time) you must pre-booked your times slots.

You can contact us at (416)-236-4026 or Email info@iw721.org

CWB weld test can be scheduled on Thursdays and must be pre-booked ahead of time.

You can contact us at  (416)-236-4026 or Email info@iw721.org

Group 1 from 7:00 am – 9:00 am (max 8 people)

Group 2 from 9:30am – 11:30am (max 8 people)

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Apprentice Classes

Apprentice courses have resumed the regular schedule with COVID-19 policies in place.

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For more information , please call the Apprentice Coordinator, Clinton Knowlton, at 416-236-4026, ext.226 

or Maria at 416-236-4026, ext. 303.


Mental Health Awareness

For more information on Mental Health Awareness, please read the message by Bruce Simpson below:

Mental Health Poster


Hydro Clearance

Members who are interested in obtaining security clearance for either the Darlington, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station or the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station OPG:

Please contact Scott Draper at the Dispatch office for the paperwork.

His contact is: 416-236-7765.

Email: dispatch721@rogers.com


Dispatch Procedures

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Pension & Benefit Plan

If you’d like to contact the Pension & Benefit Plan, call 416-223-0383.

For more information, you can click here. Also, to get help with mental illness, click on this: Brochure_MorneauShepell_MAP

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