/Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – September 2018

Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – September 2018

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in September 2018. 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 - September 2018

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 – September 2018

REGION
(East to

West)

TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION

Sq. Ft.
000s

Dollars
000,000s

Quebec
QuebecEngineering/CivilRedevelopment of the Hwy Henri-IV Interchange (A-73) & Einstein Street (Quebec)*$57
(2 structures) Multiple Locations
Ministère des Transports de Quebec – MTQ
 
SherbrookeEngineering/CivilConstruction of Bridges P-11935N and P-11935S on Autoroute 410*$28
(3 structures) aut. 410
Ministère des Transports
     
Ontario
TorontoCommercialWaterfront Innovation Centre – The Exchange, The Hive and The Nexus475$100
(3 structures; 11 storeys) 125 and 155 Queens Quay East
Brandon Communications Inc (Owner’s Rep)
 
North YorkInstitutionalBessarion Community Centre209$80
(6 structures; 3 storeys; 196 units) 1001 Sheppard Ave E
City of Toronto – Parks Development & Capitol Project
 
EtobicokeEngineering/CivilGrading, Drainage, Granular Base, Hot Mix Paving, Electrical, Structural and ATMS*$57
(3 structures) Multiple Locations
Ontario Ministry of Transportation – St Catharines
 
TorontoResidentialFleur Condominium Tower276$48
(4 structures; 32 storeys; 320 units) 60 Shuter St, 187 Church St
Menkes Development Ltd
 
BarrieEngineering/CivilHarvie Road and Big Bay Point Road New Crossing – Highway 400*$46
(2 structures) Multiple Locations
City of Barrie
 
GrimsbyResidentialLegacy on Central Avenue Townhomes158$26
(1 structure; 2 storeys; 93 units) 229 Central Ave
Phelps Homes
     
Alberta
CalgaryIndustrialStoneGate Landing – Industrial Buildings 6A & 6B340$39
(1 structure; 1 storey) 10 Stonehill Pl NE
ONE Properties – Edmonton
     
British Columbia
SurreyCommercialThe Professional Centre Mixed-Use Building121$27
(3 structures; 4 storeys) 3211-152nd St
Avondale Development Corporation
 
TOTALS:  1,579$508

 

*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 – September 2018
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)

Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – September 2018

*For example, the September 2018 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for October 2017 through September 2018.

Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.