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Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - October 2023

Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - October 2023

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in October 2023. 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.

Top 10 construction projects of the month – October 2023
(East to
Sq. Ft.
Alma Civil/Engineering Development of the New Industrial Park and Replacement of the Drinking Water Network in the St-Jude Sector * $324
    (3 structures) boul St-Jude    
    Ville d’Alma    
Montréal Residential Complex Quad Windsor – Le 750 Peel Rental Apartment Building Construction 475 $300
    (3 structures; 36 storeys; 500 units) 750, rue Peel    
    The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd    
Montréal Residential Rental Apartment Building Construction 300 $190
    (2 structures; 10 storeys; 550 units) 2600, boul Cavendish    
    Groupe HD Immobilier/Fiera Immobilier Inc    
Hamilton Industrial Construction of Hamilton Transit Maintenance and Storage Facility – Phase Two 639 $331
    (3 structures; 4 storeys) 281 Birch Ave    
    City of Hamilton    
Bath Industrial Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials Plant (RBM)/ Loyalist Township 1,841 $320
    (2 structures; 1 storey) 5218 Taylor Kidd Blvd    
    Worley Parsons Canada Services Ltd (Owner’s Rep)    
Redcliff Civil/Engineering Dunmore Solar Project * $800
    (1 structure) Township Rd 130    
    ASCENT Energy Partners Ltd (Owner’s Rep)    
Calgary Civil/Engineering Deerfoot Trail Improvements * $615
    (3 structures) Multiple Locations    
    Alberta Transportation    
St Albert Residential Riverbank Landing Mixed Use Development 430 $119
    (5 structures; 39 storeys; 360 units) 230 Bellrose Dr    
    Boudeau Developments    
British Columbia        
Vancouver Residential Senakw Project – Residential, Commercial Towers – Phase 1 955 $218
    (4 structures; 39 storeys; 1408 units) Chestnut St    
    Westbank Projects Corp/Squamish Nation    
Victoria Commercial Royal BC Museum – Collections and Research Building Project 164 $205
    (2 structures; 1 storey) Royal Bay Development Area    
    Infrastructure BC Inc    
TOTALS:     4,804 $3,422
*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 2023
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
*For example, the October 2023 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for November 2022 through October 2023.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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Please click on the following links to download the PDF versions of this month’s Top 10 and Trend Lines:
Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada – October 2023 – PDF
Construction Project Starts Trend Graph – Canada – October 2023 – PDF

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