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

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in November 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 - November 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 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 - November 2018
(East to

Sq. Ft.
Montréal Commercial Banque Nationale du Canada - Head Office Construction 1,000 $500
(4 structures; 46 storeys; 502 units) 800, rue Saint-Jacques
Banque Nationale du Canada
Toronto Residential AYC (Annex Yorkville Connection) Mixed-Use Residential Building 360 $63
(3 structures; 27 storeys; 283 units) 181 Bedford Rd
Diamond Corp
Kitchener Residential Charlie West Condominiums 351 $61
(4 structures; 31 storeys; 300 units) 60 Charles St W
Momentum Developments
Scarborough Residential The Bluffs Condo 250 $44
(4 structures; 10 storeys; 360 units) 2815 Kingston Rd
SKALE Developments
Winnipeg Residential The Onyx Apartment Building 282 $44
(1 structure; 6 storeys; 282 units) 1792 Pembina Hwy 
Ironclad Developments
Fort Saskatchewan Engineering/Civil Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) Project * $591
(1 structure) Alberta Industrial Heartland
Enhance Energy Inc
Brazeau County Engineering/Civil Tidewater Intra-Alberta Pipeline to TransAlta * $180
(1 structure) Brazeau River Complex, 55 km SW of Drayton Valley
Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure
British Columbia
Kitimat Industrial LNG Canada Export Terminal * $10,000
former Methanex site
Burnaby Engineering/Civil Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel * $267
(3 structures) 
Metro Vancouver
New Westminster Residential Pier West Mixed-Use Development 680 $132
(2 structures; 109 storeys; 649 units) 750 Quayside Dr
BOSA Development
TOTALS:     2,923 $11,882
*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 – November 2018
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – November 2018
*For example, the November 2018 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for December 2017 through November 2018.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.