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

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in February 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 - February 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 – February 2018
(East to

Sq. Ft.
Montréal Commercial O Mile Ex Rental Office Building Renovation 371 $60
(1 structure; 5 storeys) 6650-6666, rue Saint-Urbain
Val-Des-Monts Institutional Nouvelle École Primaire Val-des-Monts 47 $12
(2 structures; 2 storeys) 2197 Montée Paiement
Commission Scolaire des Draveurs
Sudbury Civil Maley Drive Extension and Widening Project Frood Road to Barry Downe Road * $38
(3 structures) Maley Dr
The City of Greater Sudbury
London Residential Vibe Townhouses – Phases One and Two 178 $31
(1 structure; 3 storeys; 110 units) 2044, 2062, 2070, and 2100 Meadowgate Blvd
The Ironstone Building Company
Mississauga Residential Bromsgrove Road Townhouse Development 173 $29
(1 structure; 4 storeys; 171 units) 2210 and 2230 Bromsgrove Rd
United Lands Corp
Calgary Residential University District – Rhapsody Apartment Building 309 $72
(2 structures; 6 storeys; 880 units) 3921 32 Ave NW and 442 McLaurin St NW
Gracorp Capital
British Columbia
New Westminster Institutional New Westminster Secondary School Replacement 214 $107
(2 structures; 3 storeys; 1900 units) 835 8th St
School District No 40, Parnerships British Columbia
Burnaby Residential Station Square at Metrotown – Phases 3 600 $105
(4 structures; 93 storeys; 758 units) 6000 and 6080 McKay Ave
Anthem Properties Group, Beedie Living
Port Coquitlam Institutional Minnekhada Middle School – Replacement 68 $33
(1 structure; 2 storeys; 23 units) 1390 Laurier Ave
School District No 43
Victoria Residential Pacific Lakeside Apartments 99 $16
(2 structures; 7 storeys; 60 units) 450 Six Mile Rd, View Royal
Joe Newell Archiect Inc (Owner’s Rep)
TOTALS:     2,059 $503
*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 2018
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – February 2018
*For example, the February 2018 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for March 2017 through February 2018.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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