Ottawa building permits decline in September after summer surge


After a building permit surge in July and August, with more than $735 million in permits issued in the two summer months, the building permit volume declined in September to $196.8 million, compared to $257.2 million in September, 2015.

The largest permit, by far, at $20,321,232 is for a “six-storey apartment/ hotel building connected by a two-storey amenity building” at 1100 Canadian Shield Ave. near the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre.

Development application information indicates Toronto developer Bayview Hospitality plans a six-floor, 100-unit all suites Homewood Suites hotel connected with a two-storey amenity building to another sixstorey, 105-unit rental apartment.

Other permits issued in September include:

73 Leikin Dr. – $4,730,871

Ron Engineering and Construction (Eastern) Ltd. is building a one-storey industrial building described as an “RCMP mail distribution facility” at the RCMP headquarters in the South Merivale Industrial Park.

53 Elgin St. – $4,000,000

PCL Constructors Canada has been issued a building permit for “interior alterations” to Southam Hall’s seating area, as part of the overall National Arts Centre renovation project.

2480 Strandherd Dr. – $3,825,295

The new Freshco (Building A) will be a one-storey retail building with a mezzanine.

200 Boundstone Way – $3,526,967

Uniform Properties Ltd. is building a three-storey, 14-unit apartment building with a basement parking garage.

330 Sussex Dr. – $3,500,000

The Royal Canadian Mint will receive interior alterations on the first, second and third floors.

305 and 315 Elizabeth Cosgrove – $3,178,425 (each)

Two adjacent 12-unit apartment buildings will be built by Strata Construction in Cumberland.

You can view the complete list of Ottawa September building permits here:


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