The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in April 2016.
There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects.
Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when job-site work actually gets underway.
And, as showcase projects, they highlight geographically where major construction projects are proceeding.
Also, total construction activity is comprised of many small and medium-sized projects and a limited number of large developments.
But the largest projects, simply by their nature, can dramatically affect total dollar and square footage volumes. In other words, the timing and size of these projects have an exaggerated influence on market forecasts.
|St-Jérôme||Commercial||C.A. St-Jérôme Administrative Building||*||$45|
|(1 storey; 1 structure), 200 rue J.F. Kennedy|
|Toronto||Residential||Minto Westside Condominium and Retail Building, Phase One||950||$153|
|(18 storeys; 600 units; 2 structures), 27 Bathurst Street|
|Minto Group Inc.|
|Ajax||Residential||Central Park Ajax Condominium and Retail Building||500||$81|
|(10 storeys; 410 units; 1 structure), 184 Harwood Avenue South|
|LeMine Investment Group|
|Regional Municipality of Peel||Engineering||Highway 401||*||$75|
|Ontario Ministry of Transportation|
|Township of Edwardsburgh||Commercial||Giant Tiger Distribution Centre||540||$75|
|(1 storey; 1 structure), Highway 401 and Highway 416|
|Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.|
|Mississauga||Residential||Amber Condominium, Phase One||400||$64|
|(26 storeys; 266 units; 1 structure), 5025 and 5033 Four Springs Avenue|
|Toronto||Residential||Regent Park Apartment Building, Phase 3||380||$61|
|(2 storeys; 272 units; 1 structure), Tubman Avenue, Dundas Street East|
|Toronto Community Housing Corp.|
|Toronto||Residential||The Eglinton Condominium and Retail Building||322||$52|
|(34 storeys; 378 units; 1 structure), 161 Eglinton Avenue East|
|Menkes Development Ltd.|
|Bradford West Gwillimbury||Engineering||Road, Culvert and Watermain Construction||*||$46|
|Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, County of Simcoe|
|Edmonton||Engineering||Valley Line Light Rapid Transit, Stage 1||*||$1,800|
|City of Edmonton, Fengate Capital Management Ltd.|