Industry Partners

Richard Lyall

President, Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)


Richard Lyall is president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and has represented the residential construction industry in Ontario since 1991. He is regularly called on to speak at industry events and is often quoted in the media about issues affecting the residential construction industry. He writes columns on residential construction and development issues for The Toronto Sun, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Storeys, Daily Commercial News, Canadian Contractor, Canadian Construction Business, On-Site and Builder Bites. His thoughtful articles on matters affecting the industry have also been published in ReNew Canada and Rock to Road. He was honoured with the 2019 Canadian Lifetime Volunteer Award from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) for his contributions to enriching the organization’s educational efforts, and was appointed to a steering committee of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is also on the Ontario Housing Supply Action Plan Implementation Team.

Certifications & Credentials:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University

Tony Irwin

President & CEO Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario