The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in November 2012. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the two major non-residential building categories in Canada − total ICI starts and engineering work. ICI stands for industrial, commercial and institutional.
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.
|Roberval||Institutional||Établissement de détention du Saguenay-Lac St-Jean||260||$115|
|(2 storeys; 180 units; 1 structure), 555 boul Horace-J.-Beemer|
|SIQ Région Est|
|Toronto||Engineering||Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown Tunnel||*||$320|
|Toronto Transit Commission|
|Ottawa||Commercial||Frank Clair Stadium and Civic Centre||206||$129|
|(5 storeys; 1 structure), 1015 Bank Street, will be LEED Certified|
|Ottawa 67's Hockey Club, Shenkman Corp., City of Ottawa, Trinity Development Group, Minto Developments Inc.|
|Toronto||Commercial||Globe and Mail Headquarters||480||$92|
|(19 storeys; 1 structure), 6 Spadina Avenue, will be LEED Certified|
|Woodbridge Company Ltd.|
|Mississauga||Commercial||ProLogis Canada Warehouse||910||$86|
|(1 storey; 2 structures), Argentia Road and Tenth Line, will be LEED Certified|
|Winnipeg||Institutional||Women's Hospital Redevelopment Project||385||$157|
|(5 storeys; 1 structure), 665 Williams Avenue|
|Winnipeg Regional Health Authority|
|Calgary||Engineering||Narrows Lake In-Situ Oil Sands SAGD, Phases 1-3||*||$2,400|
|Wood Buffalo||Engineering||Long Lake Oil Sands Facility, Phase 2||*||$110|
|Wood Buffalo||Engineering||Kinosis 1A SAGD Project||*||$100|
|Rainbow Lake||Engineering||Northwest Mainline Loop, Timberwolf Section||*||$78|
|Nova Gas Transmission Ltd.|