JUNE 2017 – BUILDING PERMITS UPDATE
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ICI permit values declined by 27% in Eastern Ontario in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of last year. Industrial permit values were down by two-thirds in Eastern Ontario, due in part to the winding down of permit activity on Ottawa’s LRT project. Commercial permit values were down by one-third in Q1 driven by steep decline in commercial permit activity in Ottawa that began in Q4 of last year. The past two quarters (Q1 2017 & Q4 2016) were the two lowest quarters for commercial permit values in Eastern Ontario (and Ottawa specifically) since the recession. Institutional permit values increased by 34% overall in Eastern Ontario, driven by a project at Queen’s University. Queen’s University’s new Innovation and Wellness Centre was issued a $57 million permit.
The Eastern Region includes: Ottawa, Kingston, and Belleville
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS)
180 Attwell Drive, Suite 360, Toronto, ON M9W 6A9
P 416.620.5210 ext. 241