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Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - May 2019

Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - May 2019

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction industry project starts in Canada in May 2019. 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 - May 2019

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.

Top 10 construction projects of the month – May 2019
(East to

Sq. Ft.
Montréal Residential Victoria sur le Parc – Mixed-Use Tower 960 $180
(6 structure; 58 storeys; 407 units) 700, rue Saint-Jacques
First Capital Realty Inc – Toronto
Montréal Residential Arbora Condominium Apartment Building Phase 3 200 $45
(3 structures; 8 storeys; 193 units) rue De la Montagne
LSR GesDev/Sotramont
Newmarket Engineering/Civil York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) Forcemain Twinning Project in the Town of Newmarket * $97
multiple locations
Regional Municipality of York
Toronto Residential Rosedale on Bloor Condo and Hotel (Canopy by Hilton) 466 $90
(3 structures; 64 storeys; 660 units) 403 Bloor St E
Easton’s Group
Brampton Residential Redwood Station – Rental Residential Towers 380 $69
(3 structures; 27 storeys; 365 units) 42 Railroad St
Redwood Properties
Breslau Residential Hopewell Crossing – Mixed-Use Residential (Phase One) 310 $55
(2 structures; 3 storeys; 155 units) 2549 Victoria St N
Thomasfield Homes Ltd
Lancaster Engineering/Civil Highway 401 – Raisin River Bridges and Finney Creek Culvert * $41
(1 structure) Hwy 401
Ministry of Transportation Ontario – St Catharines
Wasagamack Institutional Island Lake School (Wasagamack First Nation) 81 $47
(1 structure; 1 storey) Wasagamack First Nation
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
British Columbia
Richmond Commercial Bridgeport Hotel Complex & Business Centre 426 $100
(3 structures; 32 storeys; 289 units) 9451 Bridgeport Rd
IBI Group – Vancouver (Owner’s Rep)
Vancouver Residential UGM Women and Family Recovery and Housing Centre 64 $36
(4 structures; 7 storeys; 63 units) 616 E Cordova St
NSDA Architects (Owner’s Rep)
TOTALS:     2,887 $760
*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 – May 2019
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – May 2019
*For example, the May 2019 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for June 2018 through May 2019.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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