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Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - December 2021

Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - December 2021

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in December 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 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 – December 2021
(East to
Sq. Ft.
Nova Scotia
Sydney Institutional Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion 190 $120
(2 structures; 5 storeys) 1482 George St
Nova Scotia Procurement – Dept of Internal Services
Gatineau Engineering/Civil Highway 50 Widening – Contract Following Qualification in Complex Structures * $83
(2 structures) autoroute 50
Ministère des Transports du Québec – Outaouais
Ottawa Commercial Adisoke – Ottawa Public Library, Library Archives Canada (OPL-LAC) Joint Facility 216 $334
(2 structures; 5 storeys) 555 Albert St
City of Ottawa
Toronto Residential Sixty Five Broadway – Residential Buildings 654 $130
(3 structures; 39 storeys; 778 units) 65 Broadway Ave
Life ion Inc
Ottawa Residential Astoria Senior Living Multi-Residential Buildings 507 $100
(2 structures; 10 storeys; 350 units) 130 Central Park Dr
Alavida Lifestyles
Woodbridge Residential SXSW Phase 1 – Tower 1 & 2 503 $100
(3 structures; 32 storeys; 547 units) 7082 Islington Ave
Primont Homes
Winnipeg Engineering/Civil Design Build – North End Sewage Treatment Plant (NEWPCC) Upgrade Projects – Headworks, Biosolids & Nutrient Removal Facilities * $272
(1 structure) 2230 Main St
City of Winnipeg
Edmonton Residential Maclab Garneau Mixed Use Development 466 $90
(4 structures; 30 storeys; 447 units) 11130 86 Ave NW
MacLab Properties Group
British Columbia
Coquitlam Residential SOCO Residential and Commercial – Phase 1 432 $88
(6 structures; 61 storeys; 494 units) 319 North Rd
Anthem Properties Group
Duncan Institutional Cowichan Secondary School Replacement Project 132 $82
(1 structure; 3 storeys) 2003 University Way
School District 79 (Cowichan Valley)
TOTALS: 3,100 $1,399
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering work.
Data source and table: Connect – CanaData.
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – December 2021
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(Connect Insight Forecast Figures)
*For example, the December 2021 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for December 2020 through December 2021.
Data source and chart: Connect Insight – CanaData.

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