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

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

Sq. Ft.
Beloeil Institutional Sélection Beloeil Retirement Residence 240 $55
(1 structure; 6 storeys; 251 units) Boulevard Yvon-L’Heureux
Réseau Sélection
Montreal Institutional École de Technologie Supérieure Addition – Pavillon D 150 $45
(3 structures; 5 storeys) rue William
École de technologie supérieure
Scarborough Residential 5131 Sheppard Avenue East Residential Buildings 480 $70
(2 structures; 6 storeys; 726 units) 5131 Sheppard Ave E
Diamond Corp
Toronto Residential Harris Square Condominium 350 $65
(1 structure; 13 storeys; 154 units) Lower River St
Urban Capital
London Civil Design Build Major – Highway 401 from 1.4 km West of Elgin Road 20 (Union Road) to 3.7 km West of Hwy 4 (Colonel Talbot Road) 10.4 km * $62
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Winnipeg Commercial Transit Bus Maintenance and Repair Garage Expansion Design-Build Project 60 $44
(2 structures) 421 Osborne St
City of Winnipeg
Cold Lake Industrial Orion Thermal Project Expansion – Phases 2B and 2C * $350
(2 structures) 40 km NW of Cold Lake
Osum Oil Sands Corp
Edmonton Institutional Students’ Association of MacEwan University Building (SAMU) Addition 53 $24
(1 structure; 3 storeys) Downtown Campus Lands
MacEwan University
British Columbia
Richmond Institutional Oris Parcels, Mixed-Use Seniors and Residential Development 166 $30
(4 structures; 8 storeys; 449 units) 23060-23100 Westminster Hwy, 2341 and 23281 Gillery Rd
NCL New Coast Lifestyles Ltd
Squamish Residential Sirocco Mixed Use Development – Squamish Oceanfront Masterplan 168 $27
(3 structures; 7 storeys; 150 units) 38050 Loggers Lane
Squamish Conerstone Development Corporation
TOTALS:     1,667 $772
*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 – January 2018
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – January 2018
*For example, the January 2018 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for February 2017 through January 2018.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.

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