The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in January 2021. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and nonresidential 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 – January 2021
|Micoua||Engineering/Civil||Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean / Micoua-Saguenay Section E (9 and 10) – Construction of a New 735 KV Line||*||$37|
|Saint-Jérôme||Commercial||Construction of a New Multifunctional Sports Complex||100||$27|
|(2 structures; 3 storeys) 725, rue Ouimet|
|Ville de Saint-Jérôme|
|Binbrook||Engineering/Civil||Waterdown to Finch Pipeline Project – First Section (Hamilton and Burlington)||*||$67|
|Imperial Oil Ltd|
|(3 structures; 10 storeys; 178 units) 205 Dunlop St E|
|AALTO Development Inc|
|Toronto||Institutional||Construction Manager – Runnymede Long Term Care||219||$49|
|(1 structure; 5 storeys; 200 units) 625 Runnymede Rd|
|Runnymede Healthcare Centre|
|Windsor||Institutional||Transforming Windsor Law (TWL) Building – University of Windsor – Ron W Ianni Faculty of Law Building Renovation||84||$29|
|(1 structure) 401 Sunset Ave|
|University of Windsor|
|Brooks||Engineering/Civil||Brooks Solar II Project||*||$50|
|Strathmore||Engineering/Civil||East Strathmore Solar Project||*||$30|
|Sect 9, Township 24, Range 23|
|New Westminster||Institutional||Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment – Phase 2||334||$700|
|(3 structures; 11 storeys; 229 units) 330 E Columbia St|
|Fraser Health/BC Ministry of Health|
|Nanaimo||Residential||Ledgerwood Road Apartments||170||$31|
|(1 structure; 5 storeys; 120 units) 4745 Ledgerwood Rd|
|WestUrban Developments Ltd (Owner’s Rep)|
*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 2021
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
*For example, the January 2021 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for February 2020 through January 2021.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.
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