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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on June 17th, 2020

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

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in May 2020. 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 - May 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 - May 2020
(East to
Sq. Ft.
Nova Scotia        
Thorburn Engineering/Civil Design Build Finance Operate and Maintain Highway 104 Sutherlands River to Antigonish * $718
    (4 structures) NS-104    
    Nova Scotia Procurement    
Ottawa Engineering/Civil Trillium Line South Extension Project - Design-Build-Finance-Maintain * $663
    (2 structures; 21 storeys) Multiple Locations     
    City of Ottawa    
North York Engineering/Civil Highway 404 - Grading, Drainage, Granular Base, Hot Mix Paving, Electrical, ATMS and Structural * $48
    (2 structures) Hwy 404 and Sheppard Ave E    
    Ministry of Transportation Ontario    
Etobicoke Industrial Design Build Warehouse Building / Martin Grove Road in Etobicoke 367 $40
    (3 structures; 1 storey) 1330 Martin Grove Rd    
    Carttera Private Equities Inc    
Kingston Residential University Suites on Princess Street Rental Building - Building B 159 $29
    (2 structures; 11 storeys; 195 units) 495 Princess St    
    Podium Development Corp    
Winnipeg Commercial Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada 86 $45
    (1 structure; 1 storey) 2000 Wellington Ave    
    Western Canada Aviation Museum    
Saskatoon Residential Baydo Towers 290 $100
    (3 structures; 29 storeys; 426 units) 410 5th Ave N    
    Baydo Development Corportation    
Edmonton Engineering/Civil Yellowhead Trail - East Widening Construction * $30
    (1 structure) Multiple Locations    
    City of Edmonton    
Edmonton Residential Holyrood Gardens - Phase One 150 $30
    (4 structures; 26 storeys; 1200 units) 8311 93 Ave NW    
    Regency Developments Ltd    
Blackfalds Commercial Blackfalds Arena Expansion 82 $23
    (4 structures; 4 storeys; 1480 units) 5302 Broadway Ave    
    Town of Blackfalds    
TOTALS:     1,134 $1,726
*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 2020
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – May 2020
*For example, the May 2020 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for June 2019 through May 2020.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.