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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on November 23rd, 2021

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

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in October 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 - October 2021

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 2021
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Nova Scotia        
Goodwood Industrial Evergreen Place Organics Processing Facility * $289
    (1 structure) 61 Evergreen    
    Halifax Regional Municipality    
         
Quebec        
Montréal Residential Quartier des Lumières - Auguste & Louis Condominium Apartment Building Phase 1 250 $80
    (3 structures; 14 storeys; 265 units) 1400, boul René-Lévesque E    
    Groupe Mach    
         
Terrebonne Institutional Construction of a New Intermunicipal Police Headquarters in Terrebonne / Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines / Bois-des-Filion 96 $69
    (3 structures; 3 storeys) av Claude Léveillée    
    Ville de Terrebonne    
         
Ontario        
Markham Residential Springwater Townhouses - Phase 1 775 $155
    (1 structure; 2 storeys; 486 units) 3319 Elgin Mills Rd E    
    Mattamy Homes Ltd    
         
Barrie Residential Dean Avenue Rental Apartment Building / Barrie 334 $67
    (2 structures; 9 storeys; 199 units) 70 Dean Ave    
    Grandview Homes/BOST Group    
         
Unionville Engineering/Civil 16th Avenue Sanitary Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation (Phase 2) * $67
    (3 structures) 16th Ave    
    Regional Municipality of York    
         
Saskatchewan        
Jansen Industrial Jansen Potash Project * $7,500
    (1 structure)     
    BHP Potash    
         
Alberta        
Edson Engineering/Civil Edson Mainline Expansion * $509
    (1 structure) Multiple locations    
    Nova Gas Transmission Ltd/TC Energy    
         
Taber Engineering/Civil Prairie Sunlight I Solar Project * $125
    (1 structure)     
    Solar Krafte Utilities    
         
Enchant Engineering/Civil Capital Power - Enchant Solar Project * $105
    (1 structure)     
    Capital Power Corporation    
TOTALS:     1,455 $8,966
 
*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 2021
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – October 2021
*For example, the October 2021 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for November 2020 through October 2021.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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