Ottawa records $2.65 billion in building permits in 2017, a slight increase from 2016


Ottawa Construction News staff writer

Ottawa reported almost $2.7 billion in building permits last year, a modest 3.04 per cent increase from 2016 – but at these numbers the “modest” in fact translates to an increase of $79.3 million.

In hard numbers, the data shows $2,685,832,483.20 in permits last year. The largest category, single family homes, saw 3,968 permits worth $870.1 million, for a total of 2,132 new units. There were 296 permits valued at $424.3 million for 2,084 apartment units.

In the ICI space, the city issued 539 permits for office projects, worth $326.95 million and institutional projects recorded $262.5 million from 289 permits.

December’s building permits at $103.4 million were a slight decline from $107.9 million in December, 2016.

Notable December projects include:

73 Leiken Dr. — Ron Eastern Construction Ltd. — $5,092,180

The “foundation only” permit is to construct an addition to the four-storey national RCMP headquarters, which moved to the site only a few years ago.

344 Slater St. — Minto Properties Inc. — $3,718,400

The work is for tenant fit-ups on the fifth, sixth, seventh, and 18th floors of the 18-storey office building.

394 W. Hunt Club Rd. — $3,111,853

The contractor is “not known” for this project, constructing a two-storey car dealership (Myers Infiniti).

155 Queen St. — PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. — $2.500,000

The work is described as a “tenant fit up on the first floor of an office building.”

Click here for overall 2017 building permit data

Click here for December 2017 building permit data  


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.