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

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

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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 - October 2017
REGION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Montréal Residential YUL Condominiums Phase 2 555 $150
(2 structures; 38 storeys; 400 units) 1400, boul René-Lévesque
YUL Condominiums Inc
 
Brossard Civil Brossard Multifunctional Centre 90 $39
(1 structure; 2 storeys) 3105, boul de Rome
Ville de Brossard
         
Ontario
Mississauga Residential Wesley Tower Condominium 850 $145
(2 structures; 40 storeys; 506 units) 360 City Centre Dr
Daniels Corporation
 
Aboyne Medical Groves Memorial Community Hospital 181 $122
(1 structures; 3 storeys; 45 units) SW of Colborne St and Beatty Line N
North Wellington Health Centre
 
Thornhill Residential The Vanguard Condominium 350 $65
(3 structures; 26 storeys; 200 units) 7089 Yonge St
Devron Developments
 
Mississauga Residential Grand Mirage Condominium 275 $47
(1 structure; 22 storeys; 344 units) 349 Rathburn Rd W
The Conservatory Group
 
Milton Community Sherwood Community Centre and Library 130 $42
(2 structures; 2 storeys) 6355 Main St W
Town of Milton
         
Alberta
Calgary Civil Crowchild Trail Short-Term Improvements, North-South Transporation Link * $62
City of Calgary
 
Calgary Community YWCA Calgary - Inglewood Hub 120 $33
(1 structure; 5 storeys; 100 units) 1715 17 Ave SE
YWCA of Calgary
 
Calgary Residential Fish Creek Exchange Multi-residential Development 186 $32
(4 structures; 10 storeys; 142 units) Macleod Trial
Graywood Developments
 
TOTALS:     2,737 $737
 
*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 – October 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – October 2017
*For example, the October 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for November 2016 through October 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.