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 – May 2023
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Arnold’s Cove||Industrial||Come By Chance Refinery Expansion and Upgrades||*||$500|
|(2 structures) 1 Refinery Rd|
|Brays Renewable Fuels/Cresta Fund Management|
|Alma||Civil/Engineering||Rehabilitation of Structure P-13936 on Avenue du Pont Nord (Route 169), Above Rivière Aux Harts (Alma)||*||$463|
|(1 structure) QC-169|
|MTQ – Direction – Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean-Chibougamau|
|Montreal||Institutional||Montreal University Renovation – Réaffectation des Espaces Libérés on Campus de la Montagne 78000||562||$250|
|(2 structures) Multiple Locations|
|Université de Montréal|
|Lachine||Civil/Engineering||Construction of a Reserved Lane on Highway 20 East Between Beloeil and Sainte-Julie||*||$113|
|(2 structures) A 20|
|Ministère des Transports|
|Ottawa||Institutional||RFP Construction Manager – RFAP for Construction Management Services – Eastern Ontario Campus||1080||$745|
|(2 structures; 1 storey) 3153 Dwyer Hill Rd|
|Defence Construction Canada|
|Toronto||Industrial||Enwave Co-Generation Addition – Pearl Street Station / Toronto||20||$600|
|(1 structure; 3 storeys) Pearl St|
|Enwave Energy Corporation|
|Gloucester||Commercial||Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, Rideau Carleton Raceway Redevelopment||151||$318|
|(5 structures; 7 storeys) 4837 Albion Rd|
|Rideau Carleton Raceway|
|(3 structures; 53 storeys; 1779 units) Liverpool Rd & Bayly St|
|Chaplin||Industrial||Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc. – Sodium Sulphate Plant Expansion||*||$220|
|(1 structure) Railway Ave|
|Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc|
|Vancouver||Residential||Ashley Mar Site Redevelopment Apartment Buildings||523||$119|
|(2 structures; 32 storeys; 649 units) 8460 Ash St|
|Intracorp Vancouver/ Oxford Properties|
*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 – May 2023
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
*For example, the May 2023 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for June 2022 through May 2023.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.
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Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada – May 2023 – PDF
Construction Project Starts Trend Graph – Canada – May 2023 – PDF