Welcome to Sheet Metal Workers’
International Association Local 285 in Ontario
Local 285 was chartered as a local of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) in 1957. The SMWIA serves to protect and raise the living standards of over 150,000 skilled men and women employed throughout Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico. Backin 1957, Local 285 was chartered as the first solely residential sheet metal local to govern what is now known as the GTA. Our jurisdiction included all residential sheet metal work, which included high rise and low rise residential, gas fitting, production and fabrication shops.