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By: ConstructConnect Project Research on October 21st, 2020

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

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in September 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 - September 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 - September 2020
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Ontario        
Gogama Engineering/Civil Cote Gold Project * $900
    (2 structures)    
    IAMGOLD Corportation    
         
Mississauga Residential M City Community - Phase Three (M3) 1,300 $240
    (4 structures; 82 storeys; 949 units) 3980 Confederation Pkwy    
    Urban Capital (Owner's Rep)    
         
Toronto Residential The United BLDG - University Avenue Mixed-Use Condominiums 807 $150
    (4 structures; 55 storeys; 759 units) 481 University Ave    
    DavPart    
         
Ajax Industrial Amazon Distribution Centre / Ajax (Building A) 1,003 $120
    (1 structure; 1 storey) Salem Rd & Rossland Rd E    
    Blackwell Partners (Developer)    
         
Concord Residential CG Tower - Expo City Tower Five 510 $94
    (3 structures; 60 storeys; 554 units) 2920 Hwy 7    
    The Cortel Group    
         
Kingston Engineering/Civil Kingston Dock and Ontario Street - Grading, Drainage, Granular Base, Hot Mix Pavement, Electrical, Structural, Mechanical, Buildings, Facilities, Communications/IT, SCADA * $83
    (4 structures) 55 Ontario St    
    Ministry of Transportation of Ontario    
         
Saskatchewan        
Pasqua Engineering/Civil Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant (BPWTP) Renewal Design-Build Services * $224
    (2 structures) SK-301    
    Buffalo Pound Water Treatment    
         
Alberta        
Lac Ste. Anne County Engineering/Civil Cascade Power Project * $1,500
    AB-47    
    Kineticor Resource Corp    
         
Red Deer Institutional Red Deer Justice Centre 313 $140
    (3 structures; 9 storeys) 4811 49 St    
    Alberta Infrastructure    
         
British Columbia        
Vancouver Residential Oakridge Centre Redevelopment - Phase 1 (Buildings 3 and 4) 936 $166
    (6 structures; 74 storeys; 504 units) 688 W 41 Ave    
    Westbank Projects Corp/QualReal Property Group    
         
TOTALS:     2,135 $1,437
 
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering work.
Footnote: August’s Canadian Top 10 list should have included $3.5 billion for the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline project to the U.S. border, TC Energy.

 

Data source and table: ConstructConnect – CanaData.
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – September 2020
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – September 2020
*For example, the September 2020 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for October 2019 through September 2020.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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