Building permits double in July

A massive renovation project in the parliamentary precinct helped to more than double the year-over-year value of construction projects given the go-ahead in July, municipal records show.

The City of Ottawa issued $447.82 million worth of permits last month, an increase when compared to the total value of $204.77 million issued in July 2012.

The total number of permits issued also went up to 1,125 last month from 963 during the same time period a year earlier.

Included in the permits are part of a $143-million contract EllisDon is working on for the federal government’s Wellington Building, several projects at the Lansdowne Park redevelopment and work on a new ice rink planned for the east end.

The top permits by value are:


The Wellington Building

(180 Wellington St.)

Contractor: EllisDon Corp.

Description: Interior and exterior alterations on all floors of a seven-storey mixed use building.

Value: $130,000,000


Sensplex East

(813 Shefford Rd.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Two-storey indoor ice pad with three ice surfaces (foundation and superstructure only).

Value: $29,229,862


Building I, Lansdowne Park redevelopment

(979 Bank St.)

Contractor: Minto Communities Inc.

Description: Six-storey office building with ground floor retail (tower one, superstructure only).

Value: $22,347,192


The Athletic Club

(19 Frank Nighbor Pl.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Two-storey recreation building.

Value: $15,949,794


Building K, Lansdowne Park redevelopment

(1015 Bank St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Footings, foundation and podium slab (partial permit only).

Value: $7,912,041


Kanata Lakes Apartments

(1047 Canadian Shield Ave.)

Contractor: 1047 Canadian Shield Inc.

Description: Foundation and two-storey underground parking garage for a 10-storey apartment building (foundation and superstructure only).

Value: $7,784,467

Ashbury College

(362 Mariposa Ave.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a three-storey addition in the quadrangle and interior/exterior alterations in a two-storey institutional building.

Value: $4,929,864


(3020 Hawthorne Rd.)

Contractor: VCL Construction

Description: Tenant fit-up in a one-storey warehouse.

Value: $4,500,000

Petrie’s Landing II

(60, 70, 80 Prestige Cir.)

Contractor: Brigil

Description: Construct a three-storey, 24-unit apartment building.

Value: Three permits at $2,768,000 each

Loblaws and LCBO

(64 Isabella St.)

Contractor: Unknown

Description: Construct a one-storey infill addition (Loblaws expansion) between the existing one-storey Loblaws and one-storey LCBO buildings (creating a single building) and interior renovations to the existing Loblaws.

Value: $2,725,563