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New housing construction starts pace slows nationally in September: CMHC

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The trend in housing starts across the country was 223,507 units in September, compared to 218,782 units in August 2019, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. However, the […]

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Developer plans new 500 to 800 home subdivison in Barrie

Ontario Construction News staff writer

At least 500 new houses are coming to Barrie, but the development could actually grow to over 800 homes on Mapleview Drive East. Jones Consulting Group submitted an application for a zoning by-law amendment and plan of subdivision on behalf of Honeyfield Bemp 2 Ltd. and Bemp 2 Holdings, recently, […]

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Ottawa recognizes best in urban design in six award categories

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Ottawa recognized 18 projects as in its 2019 Ottawa Urban Design Awards competition last Wednesday (Oct. 9). The awards, handed out every two years, celebrate projects built in Ottawa that achieve excellence in urban design. In this eighth instalment of the program, the awards honoured exceptional projects […]

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Turtle nests: What you should do when you find them on your construction site

Ontario Construction News staff writer

A family of turtle hatchlings has been placed back into their natural habit by City of Kawartha Lakes construction workers. In late August, while working on a road project in Dalrymple, staff from the engineering division discovered a turtle nest located on the construction site. They carefully uncovered the eggs […]

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DataBid: Current project leads and opportunities

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