The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in February 2017. 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.
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 job-site 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.
|Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures||Residential||Espace J Apartment Building||76||$12|
|(1 structure; 80 units; 5 storeys) route 138|
|Kingston||Institutional||Queen’s University – Innovation and Wellness Centre||200||$88|
|(1 structure; 4 storeys)|
|Ottawa||Residential||Textbook Student Suites||235||$36|
|(1 structure; 279 units; 27 storeys) 256 Rideau St and 211 Besserer St|
|Textbook Suites Inc|
|Burlington||Engineering||Solar Panel Installations to Various Buildings within the City||*||$35|
|QPA Solar Inc, Ontario Solar Provider|
|Fort McMurray||Engineering||NGTL System Expansion – Kettle River Lateral Loop – Christina River Section Pipeline||*||$76|
|Nova Gas Transmission Ltd|
|(2 structures; 201 units; 7 storeys) 4th St NE|
|Bucci Developments Ltd|
|New Westminster||Institutional||Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment – Phase 1||140||$259|
|(3 structures; 4 storeys) 330 E Columbia St|
|(2 structure; 185 units; 2 stories) 15818 27 Ave|
|Vancouver||Residential||Quartet – River District Condominium Development||238||$38|
|(3 structures; 258 units; 18 storeys) 8533 River District Crossing|
|North Vancouver||Residential||Promenade at the Quay||165||$27|
|(5 structures; 117 units; 14 storeys) 119 W Esplanade|
|Polygon Homes – Vancouver|