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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on November 24th, 2020

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

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in October 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 - October 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 - October 2020
(East to
Sq. Ft.
Nova Scotia        
Halifax Institutional Design Build Finance Maintain QEII Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre 146 $100
    (2 structures; 2 storeys) Susie Lake Cres    
    Nova Scotia Procurement - Dept of Internal Services    
Laval Institutional Construction of the New Chomedey Primary School 80 $30
    (4 structures; 3 storeys) 5075, chem du Souvenir    
    Centre de Services Scolaire de Laval    
Mississauga Engineering/Civil East to West Diversion Sanitary Trunk Sewer, Contract 1 * $121
    (1 structure) Derry Rd W    
    Region of Peel    
Etobicoke Commercial Regal Plaza Corporate Centre Airport East Holiday Inn Expansion 336 $104
    (3 structures; 11 storeys; 205 units) 600 Dixon Rd    
    SAMM Developments    
Toronto Residential Aqualuna at Bayside - Mixed-Use Rental Apartment (Final Phase) 313 $58
    (4 structures; 17 storeys; 307 units) 64-86 Bathurst St south of King St    
Mississauga Industrial Mississauga Lab Facility Expansion / Mississauga 60 $29
    (1 structure, 2 storeys) 2620 Speakman Dr    
    Public Service and Procurement Canada    
Calgary Residential Place 10 Multi-Residential Development 700 $83
    (1 structure; 35 storeys, 864) 524, 538-10 Avenue SW    
    Centron Construction Ltd    
Grande Prairie Institutional New K-9 O'Brien Lake West School 86 $25
    (1 structure; 2 storeys; 900 units) 6201 Tamarack Dr    
    Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District    
British Columbia        
West Kelowna Residential Ariva Retirement Community Multi Residential Condominiums 366 $100
    (4 structures; 5 storeys; 200 units) Old Ferry Wharf Rd    
    Meiklejohn Architects Inc (Owner's Rep)    
Sooke Engineering/Civil Highway No 14 Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road * $29
    (6 structures) BC-14    
    BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure    
TOTALS:     2,087 $679
*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 2020
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – October 2020
*For example, the October 2020 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for November 2019 through October 2020.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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