Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November 2018, up 2.6 per cent from October. According to a Statistics Canada report, higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain.
After more than seven years of delays, construction has begun in Detroit, Michigan, on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The $4.5-billion project will connect Windsor, Ont., to Detroit, creating a new option for travel between Canada and the United States.
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto has announced plans to begin work on the Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza. This initiative is part of the Welcome Project, established to provide greater access to the museum. Slated for completion in early 2019, the project will create a vibrant streetscape and outdoor gathering space beside the museum’s Bloor Street entrance.
The AM/FM construction project will offer two buildings for student housing near Cité-Universitaire de Québec, Québec City, by end of June. Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ is teaming up with Bilodeau Immobilier on this project.
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) presented its annual awards during the 100th conference held recently in Banff, Alberta. These awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, companies, and associations promoting and enhancing the Canadian construction industry.
Sea to Sky Removal (S2SR) won the Small Business BC Award for Best Concept during a gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 24. Operating throughout Whistler and the Lower Mainland, S2SR is one of the region’s first waste disposal companies.