Construction permits jump 47% in November

The value of local construction permits was up $82 million, year-over-year, in November, according to municipal records.

The city issued 750 permits with a combined value of $256.8 million, compared to 730 permits with a total value of $174.8 million a year earlier.

The construction of a 10-storey office building in Vanier boosted the value of November's permits by almost $30 million. Other notable deals include the construction of Algonquin College's student commons building, as well as a 12-storey apartment complex on Lisgar Street.

The top permits in November by value are:


1625 Vanier Pkwy.

Contractor: Boncon Building & Management

Description: Construct a 10-storey commercial office building (base building only).

Size: 25,428 square feet

Value: $29,384,582


Algonquin College student commons

(1385 Woodroffe Ave.)

Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Description: Construct a three-storey institutional building.

Size: 111,884 square feet

Value: $22,180,000


SoHo Lisgar

(300 Lisgar St.)

Contractor: Bassi Construction and Masonry Ltd.

Description: Construct a 12-storey apartment building.

Size: 161,012 square feet

Value: $18,516,361


Marriott Hotel

(1172 Walkley Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a six-storey hotel, excluding parking structure (foundation and superstructure only).

Size: 102,069 square feet

Value: $14,188,060



(5357 Fernbank Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey commercial building (excavation and foundation only).

Size: 14,562 square feet

Value: $12,456,804


Hyde Park

(6143 Perth St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a five-storey retirement residence.

Size: 103,843 square feet

Value: $11,134,340


Dymon Self Storage

(1554 Carling Ave.)

Contractor: Terlin Construction

Description: Construct a six-storey mixed-use office and storage building with parking garage in basement.

Size: 200,108 square feet

Value: $10,356,020