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Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - August 2023

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Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - August 2023

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2023. 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 – August 2023
REGION
(East to
West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec    
Longueuil Civil/Engineering Aéroport Saint-Hubert Airport Expansion 450 $200
(2 structures; 3 storeys) 5700, rte de l’Aéroport
Macquarie Global Investments/Porter Airlines
Mirabel Civil/Engineering Autoroute 50 Upgrades * $100
(3 structures) Autoroute 50
Ministère des Transports du Québec
Ontario
North York Residential Bayview Village – Phase One – Mixed Use development 1,200 $235
(4 structures; 30 storeys; 391 units) 2901 Bayview Ave
QuadReal Property Group/bcIMC
Toronto Residential Bloor & Dufferin Condos – Buildings A & B The Marlowe Condos 872 $195
(3 structures; 37 storeys; 1055 units) 1141 Bloor St W
Hazelview Properties Head Office
Ajax Industrial Lakeridge Logistics Ajax 1,214 $175
(2 structures; 1 storey) 537 Kingston Rd E
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc
Kanata Residential Brookline Kanata Townhouses 713 $160
(2 structure; 3 storeys; 401 units) 936 March Rd
Minto Developments Inc
Mississauga Institutional University of Toronto Mississauga F2 Building 319 $120
(1 structure) 3359 Mississauga Rd
University of Toronto
Toronto Commercial RFP D/B – Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvements Progressive Design-Build Project * $110
(1 structure) 2 Bloor St E
Toronto Transit Commission
Alberta
Lomond Civil/Engineering Buffalo Plains Wind Farm * $800
(1 structure) Township Rd 175 & Range Rd 205
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Inc
British Columbia
Tappen Civil/Engineering Trans Canada Highway No. 1 Ford Road to Tappen Valley Road * $128
(1 structure) BC-1
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
TOTALS: 4,768 $2,223
*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 – August 2023
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(Connect Insight Forecast Figures)
*For example, the August 2023 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for September 2022 through August 2023.
Data source and chart: Connect Insight – CanaData.


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