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

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in December 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 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.

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

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Montreal Residential Remodeling Project of Habitations Saint-Michel Nord * $50
(3 structures) 8531 Et 8535, 25e ave
Office Municipale d’Habitation de Montréal
         
Ontario
North York Community Sherman Campus Community Centre – Phase Two 100 $65
(1 structure; 3 storeys) 4588 Bathurst St, north of Sheppard Ave
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
 
Ottawa Residential Heron Gate 7 Condominium 310 $60
(3 structures; 1 storey; 796 units) 2816 Sandalwood Dr
Timbercreek Asset Management
 
Ajax Community Audley Recreation Centre (ARC) Phase 2 42 $36
(3 structures; 1 storey) 1955 Audley Rd
Town of Ajax
 
Caledon Residential Residential Building at Mayfield West 73 $17
(1 structure; 3 storeys; 60 units) Stowmarket St and Kennedy Rd
Region of Peel
         
Alberta
Calgary Industrial StoneGate Landing – Industrial Building B 600 $77
(1 structure; 1 storey) 11550 Barlow
One Properties
         
British Columbia
Esquimalt Residential Esquimalt Town Square Mixed Use Development 140 $24
(3 structures; 11 storeys; 102 units) 1235 Esquimalt Rd
Township of Esquimalt
 
Delta Residential Delta Gardens Residential Development 109 $19
(1 structure; 6 storeys; 276 units) 11489, 11503 84 Ave
Maple Leaf Homes
 
Prince George Civil Highway 97 – Parsnip River Bridge Replacement * $18
(4 structures) Hwy 97
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
 
Richmond Retail OpenRoad Toyota Richmond Dealership 120 $17
(2 structures; 3 storeys) 13100 Smallwood Pl
OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd
 
TOTALS:     1,494 $383
 
*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 – December 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – December 2017
*For example, the December 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for January 2017 through December 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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