November 2016 – London – Building Permits Update


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London’s ICI sector had an impressive summer with permit values over the June-August period increasing by 28% compared to last year. August was especially active with over $100 million in permits issued in that month alone. Commercial permit values increased 70% for the June-August period. Over the calendar year so far commercial permit values reached their highest level on record. Although industrial permit values almost tripled, the sector still only accounted for 17% of the ICI total. The industrial increase was largely due to the expansion of the Starlim silicone plant.

For the June-August period, institutional permit values declined by 30%. Overall though, London’s institutional sector is having a strong year. For the calendar year so far, institutional permit values were at their highest level in five years. Although there was a summer decline, there has still been significant institutional activity in London. The University of Western Ontario was issued a $20 million permit in July for renovations to its University College facility.



Ian Worte
Research Analyst,

Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS)
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