The Ontario government has launched the Accelerated Build Pilot Program to enable the construction of two new long-term care homes in Mississauga, Ont., in a matter of months, instead of years. By working with Trillium Health Partners and Infrastructure Ontario, the province intends to add up to 640 care beds by 2021.
Ground has broken on the newest Amazon fulfillment centre in Canada, set to be completed in 2021. Located within the CitiGate Corporate Business Park in Barrhaven, the new fulfillment centre will be the second in Ottawa.
Investment in building construction plunged 45.9 per cent to $8.4 billion in April compared with the previous month, according to Statistics Canada. Previously, the largest national decline on record for the current series (which dates back to 2010) was a 3.9 per cent decrease in August 2017.
The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) has released the Coronavirus Contractors Survey 2: Restart & Recovery to provide insight on how the construction industry is restarting and recovering from the initial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.