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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on May 27th, 2020

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Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - April 2020

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in April 2020. 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.

Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - April 2020

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 - April 2020
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec        
Montréal Commercial Station McGill - Membrane, Earthing and Accessibility Repair * $61
    (3 structures) boul de Maisonneuve    
    Société de Transport de Montréal    
         
Havre-Saint-Pierre Engineering/Civil Côte-Nord / Centrale Romaine 4 * $60
    (1 structure)     
    Hydro-Québec    
         
Ontario        
Windsor Commercial Grand River Transit Bus Maintenance Facility, Northfield Drive (Under Prequalification PQ2019-06 & PQ2017-18) 355 $104
    (2 structures; 2 storeys) 300 Northfield Dr E    
    Region of Waterloo    
         
Ottawa Residential SOHO Italia Condominium 350 $65
    (4 structures; 35 storeys; 215 units) 500 Preston St    
    Starwood Group    
         
Toronto Residential Wonder Condos - Eastern Avenue 300 $55
    (3 structures; 8 storeys; 286 units) 462 Eastern Ave    
    The Alterra Group of Companies    
         
Alberta        
Edmonton Commercial Francis Winspear Centre - Completion Project 40 $65
    (3 structures; 9 storeys; 600 units) 97 St NW & 102 Ave    
    Winspear Centre    
         
Edmonton Residential The Louvre Residence 243 $46
    (4 structures; 7 storeys; 358 units) 2504 110 St NW    
    ProCura Real Estate Services Ltd    
         
Calgary Residential The Bridge - Mixed-Use Rental Building 241 $46
    (3 structures; 16 storeys; 285 units) 950 McPherson Square NE    
    JEMM Properties Ltd    
         
British Columbia        
Surrey Institutional Sullivan Heights Secondary School Addition 59 $40
    (1 structure) 6248 144 St    
    School District No 36 (Surrey)    
         
Vancouver Institutional Bayview Elementary - Replacement School 38 $24
    (1 structure; 2 storeys) 2251 Collingwood St    
    School District No 39 (Vancouver)    
         
TOTALS:     1,626 $566
 
*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 – April 2020
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – April 2020
*For example, the April 2020 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for May 2019 through April 2020.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.
     
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