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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on December 21st, 2020

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

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in November 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 - November 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 - November 2020
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec        
Montréal Engineering/Civil Design-Construction-Funding - Tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Upgrades * $1,142
    (2 structures) Autoroute 25    
    Société Québecoise des Infrastructures    
         
Montréal Engineering/Civil Tunnels Ville-Marie and Viger of A-720 (Montreal) Major Repairs * $1,000
    Autoroute 720    
    Ministère des Transports du Québec    
         
Chambly Institutional École de Chambly Addition 350 $158
    (2 structures; 3 storeys) 535 Boul Brassard    
    Société Québecoise des Infrastructures    
         
Ontario        
Orleans Residential Cardinal Creek - Mixed-Use Residential Development 2,205 $400
    (2 structures; 3 storeys; 1850 units) 1211 Old Montreal Rd    
    Tamarack Developments Corp    
         
Pickering Residential Universal City Condos - Towers 2 and 3 683 $126
    (3 structures; 30 storeys; 683 units) 1235 Bayly St    
    Chestnut Hill Homes    
         
Cobourg Institutional New Golden Plough Lodge and Northumberland County Archives and Museum Redevelopment 195 $86
    (4 structures, 3 storeys; 180 units) 983 Burnham St    
    County of Northumberland    
         
Ottawa Residential Anand Private Residential Towers 463 $85
    (3 structures; 23 storeys, 362 units) 655 Anand Private    
    Manor Park Management Inc    
         
Alberta        
Medicine Hat Engineering/Civil Rattlesnake Ridge Wind Project * $200
    (1 structure)    
    Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada (BHE)    
         
Calgary Institutional Calgary Complex Continuing Care Facility - Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre 270 $110
    (3 structures; 5 storeys; 200 units) 1165 Centre Ave NE    
    Alberta Infrastructure    
         
British Columbia        
Chetwynd Engineering/Civil Enbridge Spruce Ridge Program: Natural Gas Pipeline Loop Project * $100
    (1 structure)    
    Enbridge Inc    
         
TOTALS:     4,166 $3,407
 
*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 2020
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – November 2020
*For example, the November 2020 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for December 2019 through November 2020.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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