OSHAWA — The City of Oshawa, east of Toronto, has released a summary of 2019 building activities in the city that contains six new highs in diverse building categories.
In 2019, the City issued 980 permits for a total of $327 million in construction value. Of that total, $153.5 million was in residential construction, $87.4 million in industrial, $55 million in governmental/institutional and $31 million in commercial construction.
An additional 71,696 square metres of new industrial floor space, 12,148 square metres of institutional and 859 square metres of commercial floor space were created in 2019. There were 549 new residential units consisting of 222 apartment units, 155 accessory dwelling units, 87 townhouses, 75 single-detached, eight semi-detached and two duplex dwelling units.
The records included:
- highest July industrial of $71,300,000
- highest August residential of $72,520,900
- highest August governmental/institutional of $41,214,000
- highest August total of $128,227,500
- highest August apartment units of 214
- highest single with accessory total of 155.
Major projects for which permits were issued in 2019 included:
- CSPAC Industrial Thornton & Wentworth LP — industrial building (1121 Thornton Rd. S.) — $46 million
- Oshawa Coldstream Retirement Development Ltd. — seven-storey retirement home (1224 Coldstream Dr.) — $40 million
- Ontario Tech University — five-storey academic student building (40 Founders Dr.) — $38.7 million
- Trent University — six-storey student building (75 Thornton Rd. S.) — $25.6 million
- CSPAC Industrial Thornton & Wentworth LP — industrial building (1147 Thornton Rd. S.) — $25 million
- Piret (1000 Thornton Rd.) Holdings Inc. — industrial building (980 Thornton Rd. S.) — $11,934,500.
“Oshawa is benefitting from a record year of industrial development with 1.3 million square feet of new industrial space being built or in the development pipeline,” said councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri, chair of the City’s development services committee. “Oshawa continues to demonstrate that it is one of the most attractive cities in the GTA for business and a community of choice for employers, start-ups, investors and homebuyers.”