Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – April 2017

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in April 2017. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada.

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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 jobsite 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.

Top 10 projects of the month – April 2017
REGION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Gatineau Engineering Secteur de Hull – Wastewater Treatment Plant * $58
Ville de Gatineau
         
Ontario
Hamilton Engineering Woodward Ave Water Treatment Plant Upgrades * $88
(1 structure) 700 Woodward Ave
City of Hamilton
 
Oakville Residential Marlborough Court Apartment Building / Oakville 405 $68
(2 structures; 544 units; 14 storeys) 1229 Marlborough Crt
Minto Group Inc
 
Toronto Engineering Reconfiguration of Six Points Interchange – Phase II (Master Contract) * $58
Dundas St W, Bloor St W, Kipling Ave intersections
City of Toronto
 
Oshawa Residential University Studios Condominium 300 $40
(2 structures; 8 storeys) 1900 Simcoe St N
Podium Development Corp
 
Burlington Institutional Schlegel Villages, Village of Tansley Woods Expansion on Upper Middle Road, Phase Three 208 $35
(1 structure; 208 units; 10 storeys) 4100 Upper Middle Rd, Itabashi Way
RBJ Schlegel Holdings Inc
         
Alberta
Vulcan Engineering Vulcan Solar Project – Phase One and Two * $155
Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm, Vulcan County
EDF EN Canada
 
Edmonton Residential West Block Mixed-Use Development – Phase One (100 & 300 West Block) 210 $60
(3 structures; 60 units; 22 storeys) 142 St and Stony Plain Rd
Beaverbrook Developments Inc
         
British Columbia
Surrey Residential Panorama West Coast Living Townhome Development 329 $51
(3 structures; 644 units; 5 storeys) 13812, 13856, 13890 13928 and 13906 64 Ave, 6378 138 St
0801212 BC Ltd
 
North Vancouver Engineering Highway 1 at Mountain Highway Interchange * $37
BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure
 
TOTALS:     1,452 $650
 
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering work.
Data source and table: ConstructConnect – CanaData.
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – April 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – April 2017
*For example, the April 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for May 2016 through April 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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