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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on July 22nd, 2021

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Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - June 2021

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in June 2021. 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 - June 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 - June 2021
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec        
Longueuil Residential Longueuil TOD (Transport Oriented Development) Project 1,600 $800
    (4 structures; 25 storeys; 1612 units) place Charles-Le-Moyne    
    Devimco Inc    
         
Montreal Residential Place Gare Viger Mixed-Use Development 1,000 $300
    (8 structures; 34 storeys; 977 units) rue St-Hubert    
    Groupe Jesta    
         
Montreal Residential La Tour Fides Condominium Complex 300 $100
    (3 structures; 19 storeys; 290 units) 235, boul René-Lévesque E    
    MTL Développement inc    
         
Ontario        
Toronto Residential West Don Lands Blocks 3, 4, 7 890 $175
    (3 structures; 13 storeys; 839 units) 90 Mill St    
    Kilmer Group    
         
Toronto Engineering/Civil Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant - Waste Activated Sludge Thickening Facility * $116
    (2 structures) 9 Leslie St    
    City of Toronto    
         
Whitby Residential Wellings of Whitby 530 $110
    (4 structures; 18 storeys; 337 units) 372 Taunton Rd E    
    Nautical Lands Group    
         
Mississauga Engineering/Civil QEW Credit River Bridge - Design Build Finance (DBF) * $100
    (2 structures) Queen Elizabeth Way    
    EllisDon Corporation/Coco Paving Inc    
         
Markham Residential Union Village Towns / York Downs Golf Course Redevelopment - Phase 1 480 $96
    (2 structures; 3 storeys; 310 units) 4134 16th Ave    
    Metropia    
         
British Columbia        
Nanaimo Institutional Nanaimo Correctional Centre Replacement 160 $170
    (2 structures; 2 storeys; 226 units) 3945 Biggs Rd    
    Partnerships British Columbia    
         
Fort St James Institutional RFQ D/B - Stuart Lake Hospital Redevelopment Project 68 $116
    (2 structures) 600 Stuart Lake Hwy    
    Partnerships British Columbia    
         
TOTALS:     5,028 $2,083
 
*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 – June 2021
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – June 2021
*For example, the June 2021 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for July 2020 through June 2021.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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