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

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

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in December 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 – December 2023
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Nova Scotia        
Shearwater Institutional RFP D/B – Modified Design-Build of the Land-Based Test Facility 97 $64
    (1 structure) Shearwater    
    Defence Construction Canada    
         
Quebec        
Montréal Civil/Engineering Chaudière-Appalaches / Poste Appalaches – Estrie/Frontière Maine – Construction of a 320 KV Direct Current Line * $46
    (1 structures) Multiple Locations    
    Hydro-Quebec    
         
Ontario        
Scarborough Residential The Narrative Condominium Complex 323 $73
    (3 structures; 11 storeys; 486 units) 7437 Kingston Rd    
    Crown Communities    
         
Kingston Residential Frontenac Mall – Multi-Residential Development – Phase 1  290 $65
    (3 structures; 6 storeys; 372 units) 1300 Bath Rd    
    Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc/Patry Enterprises Inc    
         
Woodbridge Residential Urban Green Townhouses 273 $51
    (2 structures; 3 storeys; 111 units) 6061 Rutherford Rd    
    Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc (Owner’s Rep)    
         
Alberta        
Gadsby Civil/Engineering Halkirk 2 Wind Project * $274
    (1 structure) Township Rd 404    
    Capital Power Corporation    
         
Edmonton Residential The Hat @ Queen Alexandra 415 $80
    (2 structures; 20 storeys; 495 units) 10455 81 Ave NW    
    Cidex Group    
         
British Columbia        
Attachie Industrial Attachie West Natural Gas Processing Facility (Phase 1) * $700
    (1 structure) Attachie    
    ARC Resources Ltd    
         
Vancouver Commercial Vancouver Art Gallery 301 $400
    (1 structure; 10 storeys) 688 Cambie StW    
    City of Vancouver    
         
Vancouver Residential Thurlow and Harwood Street – North Residential Development 216 $49
    (2 structures; 33 storeys; 275 units) 1065 Harwood St    
    BlueSky Properties    
         
TOTALS:     1,915 $1,802
 
*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 – December 2023
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
 
*For example, the December 2023 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for January 2023 through December 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 – December 2023 – PDF
Construction Project Starts Trend Graph – Canada – December 2023 – PDF

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