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

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in March 2017. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and nonresidential 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 jobsite 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 - March 2017
(East to

Sq. Ft.
Nova Scotia
Dartmouth Institutional Innovative Care Flexible Facilities (ICFF) Phase 1: Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion and Renovation Project * $92
325 Pleasant St
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Sorel-Tracy Engineering Heliport - Alterations * $128
143, rue du Traversier
City of Sorel
Kirkland Engineering Watermain, Sewer, Roadwork * $222
Ville de Kirkland
Ottawa Institutional University of Ottawa - STEM Complex 307 $140
(1 structure; 6 storeys) 150-160 Louis-Pasteur 
University of Ottawa  
Toronto Residential 2221 Yonge Condo 600 $100
(1 structure; 565 units; 66 storeys) 2221 Yonge St
Tower Hill Developments Ltd
Toronto Residential Weston Village Artscape Hub, Rental Apartment Buildings, Live Work Units, Parking Buildings 450 $70
(1 structure; 370 units; 31 storeys) 33 King St
Rockport Group
Toronto Residential Sonic Condominium Phase One 400 $65
(1 structure; 320 units; 28 storeys) 1185 Eglinton Ave E, Don Mills Rd
Lindvest Properties Ltd
Fort McMurray Engineering Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project * $1,430
Quanta Services
British Columbia
Wonowon Engineering Pembina - Northeast British Columbia (NEBC) Expansion Project * $235
Pembina Pipeline Corportation
Vancouver Insititutional OPAL by Element Seniors Living Development 142 $97
(3 structures; 130 units; 6 stories) 428-488 W King Edward Ave
Care Pacific Retirement Living
TOTALS:     1,899 $2,579
*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 – March 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – March 2017
*For example, the March 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for April 2017 through March 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.