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Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - February 2019

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in February 2019. 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 - February 2019

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 - February 2019
REGION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Montréal Commercial Membrane Repair - Atwater Station * $26
(1 structure) 2322, rue Sainte-Catherine O
Société de Transport de Montréal - STM
         
Ontario
Toronto Commercial The Shift - Office Tower 460 $110
(3 structures; 24 storeys) 25 Ontario St
First Gulf Corporation
 
Cambridge Residential Riverstone Townhouses 222 $39
(1 structure; 2 storeys; 171 units) 80-85 Munch Ave, Sekura St and Kovac Rd
Reids Heritage Homes Ltd
 
Ajax Institutional Ballycliffe Long-Term Care Facility 124 $26
(2 structures; 3 storeys; 192 units) 70 Station St
Chartwell Retirement Residences
 
Windsor Engineering/Civil St Clair College Sports Park * $22
(2 structures) 2000 Talbot Rd W
St Clair College - South Campus
         
Alberta
Calgary Residential The Hub Residential Tower 273 $60
(5 structures; 28 storeys; 859 units) 2416 16 Ave NW
Campus Suites Canada Office
         
British Columbia
Vancouver Commercial The Post On Georgia Offices and Retail 1,130 $255
(5 structures; 43 storeys) 349 W Georgia St
QuardReal Property Group
 
Burnaby Residential Bordeaux Multi-Residential Condominium Building 123 $30
(2 structures; 24 storeys; 140 units) 4482 Juneau St
Solterra Development Corp
 
Victoria Institutional Royal Bay Secondary School Expansion * $25
(1 structure) 3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way
School District 62 Sooke
         
Yukon
Whitehorse Institutional Design - Build - Francophone Secondary School Whitehorse 38 $29
(1 structure; 1 storey) Lot 1150, Quad 105 D/11
Government of Yukon -  Procurement Sevices
 
TOTALS:     2,370 $622
 
*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 2019
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – January 2019 Graph
*For example, the February 2019 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for March 2018 through February 2019.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.