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Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - December 2018

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in December 2018. 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.

Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - December 2018

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 2018
REGION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Verdun Residential Symphonia Pop Condominium Apartment Building 320 $100
(2 structures; 32 storeys; 207 units) rue André-Prévost
Westcliff Management Ltd
 
Montréal Commercial Rehabilitation of the Viau Station and the Attachment Center * $58
(1 structure) Viau St
Société de Transport de Montreal
 
Verdun Residential MYX Condos 176 $35
(2 structures; 8 storeys; 198 units) 121 chemin de la Pointe-Nord
Corporation Proment
 
Montréal Residential Sax Sur Le Fleuve Condominiums 125 $35
(2 structures; 7 storeys; 49 units) 3 rue Port-de-Montréal
Kevlar Inc
         
Ontario
Whitby Industrial Design Build Industrial Warehouses / Whitby 370 $45
(1 structure; 1 storey) 1652 Tricont Ave
Carttera Private Equities Inc
         
Alberta
Fort McMurray Engineering/Civil Imperial Oil - Aspen In Situ Project * $2,600
(3 structures) 45km N of Fort McMurray
Imperial Oil Ltd
 
Nisku Industrial Amazon Distribution Centre 1,000 $113
(1 structure; 1 storey) QE II Hwy and 41 Ave Interchange
ONE Properties
 
Calgary Residential 500 Block - Mixed Use Development 500 $86
(3 structures; 35 storeys; 463 units) 510 12 Ave SW
Hines
         
British Columbia
Vancouver Residential The Butterfly Condominium Tower 438 $77
(2 structures; 56 storeys; 791 units) 1019-1045 Nelson St
First Baptist Church/Westbank Projects Corp
 
Coquitlam Institutional Coquitlam Transfer Station Replacement Project 74 $62
(2 structures; 1 storey) 995 and 1001 United Blvd
Metro Vancouver
 
TOTALS:     3,003 $3,211
 
*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 2018
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – December 2018 Graph
*For example, the December 2018 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for January 2018 through December 2018.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.