Construction Projects

Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in February 2021. 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 jobsite 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 – February 2021

REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION

Sq. Ft.
000s

Dollars
000,000s

Quebec        
Chateauguay Institutional Maisons des Aînés et Maisons Alternatives – Châteauguay Senior Care Home 130 $67
    (2 structures; 3 storeys; 120 units) rue Principale    
    Société Québeçoise des Infrastructures    
         
Ontario        
Mississauga Institutional Speakman Drive Long-Term Care Homes 475 $100
    (1 structure; 6 storeys; 632 units) 2210 Speakman Dr    
    Trillium Health Partners    
         
Scarborough Institutional UTSC Instructional Centre 2 * $95
    (1 structure; 5 storeys) 1050 Military Trail    
    University of Toronto    
         
North York Residential Nordic Condos 445 $82
    (3 structures; 12 storeys; 589 units) 407 Wilson Ave    
    Shiplake Management Company/Collecdev    
         
Oakville Engineering/Civil Construction of William Halton Parkway (Regional Road 40) from Third Line to Neyagawa Boulevard (Regional Road 4) * $80
    (2 structures) William Halton Pkwy    
    Halton Region    
         
Brampton Industrial Carttera – Shell Buildings A, B and C / Brampton (Warehouse and Flex Office) 406 $35
    (2 structures; 1 storey) 15 Bramalea Rd    
    Carttera Private Equities Inc    
         
North York Residential Greenwich Village Towns 179 $34
    (1 structure; 4 storeys; 153 units) 847-873 Sheppard Ave W    
    Crown Communities    
         
British Columbia        
Vancouver Institutional Dogwood Complex Residential Care Facility 111 $51
    (3 structures; 6 storeys; 150 units) 7405 Paulson St    
    Fraser Health    
         
Nanaimo Institutional Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – New Intensive Care Unit 25 $42
    (1 structure; 2 storeys) 1200 Dufferin Cres    
    Vancouver Island Health Authority    
         
Abbotsford Institutional Eagle Mountain Elementary School 117 $27
    (1 structure; 1 storey) 2570 Eagle Mountain Dr    
    School District 34 Abbotsford    
         
TOTALS:     1,888 $613

 

*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 – February 2021
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)

Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – February 2021 Graph

*For example, the February 2021 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for March 2020 through February 2021.

Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.


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