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
(East to

Sq. Ft.
Quebec Engineering/Civil Redevelopment of the Hwy Henri-IV Interchange (A-73) & Einstein Street (Quebec) * $57
(2 structures) Multiple Locations
Ministère des Transports de Quebec – MTQ
Sherbrooke Engineering/Civil Construction of Bridges P-11935N and P-11935S on Autoroute 410 * $28
(3 structures) aut. 410
Ministère des Transports
Toronto Commercial Waterfront Innovation Centre – The Exchange, The Hive and The Nexus 475 $100
(3 structures; 11 storeys) 125 and 155 Queens Quay East
Brandon Communications Inc (Owner’s Rep)
North York Institutional Bessarion Community Centre 209 $80
(6 structures; 3 storeys; 196 units) 1001 Sheppard Ave E
City of Toronto – Parks Development & Capitol Project
Etobicoke Engineering/Civil Grading, Drainage, Granular Base, Hot Mix Paving, Electrical, Structural and ATMS * $57
(3 structures) Multiple Locations
Ontario Ministry of Transportation – St Catharines
Toronto Residential Fleur Condominium Tower 276 $48
(4 structures; 32 storeys; 320 units) 60 Shuter St, 187 Church St
Menkes Development Ltd
Barrie Engineering/Civil Harvie Road and Big Bay Point Road New Crossing – Highway 400 * $46
(2 structures) Multiple Locations
City of Barrie
Grimsby Residential Legacy on Central Avenue Townhomes 158 $26
(1 structure; 2 storeys; 93 units) 229 Central Ave
Phelps Homes
Calgary Industrial StoneGate Landing – Industrial Buildings 6A & 6B 340 $39
(1 structure; 1 storey) 10 Stonehill Pl NE
ONE Properties – Edmonton
British Columbia
Surrey Commercial The Professional Centre Mixed-Use Building 121 $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.

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