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

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

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There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large construction 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 construction projects of the month - May 2017
REGION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Montreal Residential Westbury Montréal 975 $250
(3 structures; 34 storeys; 950 units) Boulevard Decarie
Devmont
 
Montreal Residential Laurent & Clark 275 $75
(2 structures; 45 storeys; 329 units) 1, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Conceptions Rachel-Julien Inc
         
Ontario
Brampton Industrial Heritage Road Industrial Buildings - Addition 600 $75
(1 structure; 1 storey) 8200 and 8204 Heritage Rd
Orlando Corporation
 
Toronto Residential 609 Avenue Road Condominium 300 $50
(2 structures; 19 storeys; 298 units) 609 Avenue Rd
Madison Group
 
Toronto Residential Design Haus Condominiums 200 $35
(3 structures; 18 storeys; 142 units) 231-237 College St, and 177-189 Huron St
Shiu Pong Group Ltd
         
Manitoba
Winnipeg Engineering Waverley Street Underpass at CN Mile 3.89 Rivers Sub: Contract 2 * $45
City of Winnipeg - Materials Management
 
Winnipeg Residential True North Square, Tower Two Condominium Building, Plaza 200 $30
(2 structures; 25 storeys; 434 units) 225 Carlton St
CentreVenture Development Corporation
         
Alberta
Calgary Government Canadian Blood Services - New Processing, Distribution, and Testing Facility 153 $70
(2 structures; 2 storeys) 11630 Barlow Tr NE
Canadian Blood Services
         
British Columbia
Prince Rupert Engineering Ridley Island Propane Export Facility * $500
AltaGas Energy Inc
 
West Vancouver Residential Sewell's Landing Condominium Development 228 $39
(4 structures; 9 storeys; 159 units) 6695 Nelson St, 6409 Bay St
Sewell's Marina
 
TOTALS:     2,931 $1,169
 
*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 – May 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – May 2017
*For example, the May 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for June 2016 through May 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.