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.
(813 Shefford Rd.)
Description: Two-storey indoor ice pad with three ice surfaces (foundation and superstructure only).
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).
The Athletic Club
(19 Frank Nighbor Pl.)
Description: Two-storey recreation building.
Building K, Lansdowne Park redevelopment
(1015 Bank St.)
Description: Footings, foundation and podium slab (partial permit only).
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).
(362 Mariposa Ave.)
Description: Construct a three-storey addition in the quadrangle and interior/exterior alterations in a two-storey institutional building.
(3020 Hawthorne Rd.)
Contractor: VCL Construction
Description: Tenant fit-up in a one-storey warehouse.
Petrie’s Landing II
(60, 70, 80 Prestige Cir.)
Description: Construct a three-storey, 24-unit apartment building.
Value: Three permits at $2,768,000 each
Loblaws and LCBO
(64 Isabella St.)
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.