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Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - February 2017

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


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 projects of the month - February 2017
(East to

Sq. Ft.
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures Residential Espace J Apartment Building 76 $12
(1 structure; 80 units; 5 storeys) route 138
Kingston Institutional Queen's University - Innovation and Wellness Centre 200 $88
(1 structure; 4 storeys) 
Queen's University  
Ottawa Residential Textbook Student Suites 235 $36
(1 structure; 279 units; 27 storeys) 256 Rideau St and 211 Besserer St
Textbook Suites Inc
Burlington Engineering Solar Panel Installations to Various Buildings within the City * $35
QPA Solar Inc, Ontario Solar Provider
Fort McMurray Engineering NGTL System Expansion - Kettle River Lateral Loop - Christina River Section Pipeline * $76
Nova Gas Transmission Ltd
Calgary Residential Radius Bridgeland 150 $24
(2 structures; 201 units; 7 storeys) 4th St NE
Bucci Developments Ltd
British Columbia
New Westminster Institutional Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment - Phase 1 140 $259
(3 structures; 4 storeys) 330 E Columbia St
Fraser Health
Surrey Residential Kitchner Townhomes 255 $42
(2 structure; 185 units; 2 stories) 15818 27 Ave
Mosaic Homes
Vancouver Residential Quartet - River District Condominium Development 238 $38
(3 structures; 258 units; 18 storeys) 8533 River District Crossing
Parklane Homes
North Vancouver Residential Promenade at the Quay 165 $27
(5 structures; 117 units; 14 storeys) 119 W Esplanade
Polygon Homes - Vancouver
TOTALS:     1,459 $637
*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 – February 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – February 2017
*For example, the February 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for March 2017 through February 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.