Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - August 2016
The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2016. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the two major nonresidential building categories in Canada − total ICI starts and engineering work. ICI stands for industrial, commercial and institutional.
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.
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|St Lawrence||Engineering||AGS Fluorspar Mine||*||$250|
|Moncton||Commerical||Moncton Downtown Centre, Multi-use Sports Facility||250||$107|
|(1 structure; 3 storeys), 1100 Main Street|
|City of Moncton|
|Montréal||Commercial||Fairmont Reine Elizabeth Hotel||*||$140|
|(1 structure; 20 storeys; 500 units), 900 boul René-Lévesque O|
|Le Reine Elizabeth Hôtel Fairmont, Ivanhoe Cambridge|
|Produits Forestiers Arbec inc.|
|Essa Twp.||Institutional||CFB Borden Data Centre Addition||50||$400|
|(1 structure; 1 storey), 16 Ramilies Road, will be LEED Certified|
|Defence Construction Canada|
|Fort Erie||Engineering||Peace Bridge||*||$80|
|Buffalo and Fort Erie Bridge Authority|
|Whitby||Residential||Trafalgar Green Condominium Apartment Building and Townhouse||404||$65|
|(80 structures; 3 storeys; 281 units) 1010 Dundas Street|
|Kantium Development & Construction|
|Regina||Residential||Westerra Condominium Apartment Building and Townhouses, Phases 1-6||3,000||$300|
|(500 structures; 4 storeys; 3500 units), Dewdney Avenue East|
|Forster Projects Inc., Harvard Developments Inc.|
|Edmonton||Commercial||Northeast Transit Garage||13||$123|
|(1 structure; 2 storeys), 12403 Fort Road Northwest|
|City of Edmonton|
|Taylor||Engineering||Taylor Wind Project||*||$900|
|EDF EN Canada Inc.|
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
†ICI is the sum of industrial, commercial and institutional.