Ottawa approves major upgrades to historic Aberdeen Pavilion
Ottawa Construction News
by OCN Staff Writer
3d ago
Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Committee has approved extensive renovations to the historic Aberdeen Pavilion building at Lansdowne Park, including the replacement of the upper, lower and entrance roofs. “Of particular concern is the poor condition of the roof, with significant water entry through the metal roofing panels, lack of any waterproofing membranes, and subsequently, accelerated deterioration of the wood board decking visible on the building interior,” according to the report. Work is expected to begin in early 2025 and take about two year ..read more
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Sullivan & Son to build Prince Edward County hospital
Ottawa Construction News
by Robin MacLennan
4d ago
  Ontario Construction News staff writer Infrastructure Ontario and Quinte Health have awarded a contract to M. Sullivan & Son Limited to continue to work on the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Site Redevelopment Project. An extensive evaluation process was launched in March 2023 and four companies were shortlisted for the project in April including M. Sullivan, Ledcor Construction Limited, Pomerleau Inc. and Quinte Care Partners. “With an approved contract for M. Sullivan and Son Limited to build the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, we’ve reached the finish line af ..read more
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Ottawa eyes new $54.6 million aquatic hub on Carleton campus
Ottawa Construction News
by Mark Buckshon
4d ago
Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Ottawa and Carleton University are entering into negotiations to build a new aquatics centre. The new centre would be located on the Carleton University campus and would include a 50-metre competitive pool, a 25-metre warm-up pool, and a community pool. The 2024 Development Charges report suggested the price of a new aquatic facility would be $54.6 million, CTV News has reported. In approving the negotiations at its July 2 meeting, the city’s Finance and Corporate Services Committee decided that the new aquatics centre would be able to improve ..read more
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Vice-president and general manager of Boone Plumbing & Heating Supply retires: Successor named
Ottawa Construction News
by Canadian Press
1w ago
Special to Ottawa Construction News Boone Plumbing & Heating Supply has provided the following statement to Ottawa Construction News. After an impressive 42-year career, Joe Desjardins has retired as vice-president and general manager of Boone Plumbing & Heating Supply, effective June 28. Joe began his journey with the company on Jan. 4, 1982 as an HVAC sales representative. Over the years, his dedication, positive attitude, and natural leadership abilities led to numerous promotions, making him a cornerstone of the company’s growth and success. His leadership style, marked by integri ..read more
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July issue published: Ottawa Construction News
Ottawa Construction News
by Canadian Press
1w ago
The July issue of Ottawa Construction News has been published. You can view it in page turning software here. Stories in the current issue include: Diefenbunker Cold War Museum gets $977,000 boost to enhance accessibility, sustainability; Ottawa seeks public input before construction of new Lansdowne 2.0 event centre; Ottawa to receive $171 million for 400 affordable housing units; New home market rebounds with 6.5% increase from May 2023; New incentives to encourage rental housing development in Kingston; Ottawa City Council set to approve redeveloping church property with affordable housin ..read more
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Ottawa’s new home market rebounds with 6.5% increase from May 2023
Ottawa Construction News
by OCN Staff Writer
1w ago
  By Mark Buckshon Ottawa Construction News staff writer The Ottawa New Home Market Report has been released for May 2024, and it shows that the housing market shows signs of improvement, with new home sales rising by 6.5% compared to the same month in 2023. The 361 recently reported new home sales represent an increase from the 339 recorded in May 2023. There was, however, a higher jump of 14.6 per cent when compared to April 2024, when 315 new home sales were reported. “We hope that these numbers signal a continued increase — slow but steady — in the supply and demand for new homes in ..read more
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PSPC extends Alexandra Bridge closure
Ottawa Construction News
by OCN Staff Writer
1w ago
  Ontario Construction News staff writer An inspection of the steel structure of the Alexandra Bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau revealed “more severe deterioration due to corrosion” forcing Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to extend the expected time to complete essential rehabilitation and repair work. “We have completed several rehabilitation projects to ensure that the bridge remains safe for users until it can be replaced,” said Paul Lebrun, chief engineer, National Capital Region Bridges. “Despite all of this work, detailed inspections tell us that the bridge continue ..read more
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Calgary, Ottawa, Longueuil shine at AGF Golden Rebar Awards
Ottawa Construction News
by OCN Staff Writer
2w ago
  Ontario Construction News staff writer The third annual AGF Golden Rebar Awards were presented last month, hosted by Sébastien Delorme and Sladana Vlaco-Mrsic. Awards celebrated the divisions that brilliantly embody AGF’s five corporate values: Leadership Mindset Nominees: Québec City, Calgary, and Thanjavur (India). Winner: Calgary – Shaun Went and his team recognized “for boldly and successfully transforming their division”. Health and Safety Winner: Ottawa team, recognized for exceptional results. Performance award honored all AGF divisions in Ontario for their “impressive productiv ..read more
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Ottawa City Council set to approve redeveloping church property with affordable housing
Ottawa Construction News
by OCN Staff Writer
2w ago
Ontario Construction News staff writer Ottawa’s municipal Planning and Housing Committee has approved a zoning amendment to facilitate redevelopment of the Julian of Norwich Anglican Church site at Merivale Road and Withrow Avenue with 84 affordable housing units. City council will review the committee’s recommendations and is likely to approve them at today’s (June 25) meeting. The church building would be replaced by an eight-storey building that has 57 residential units, along with new church and office space on the ground floor, the committee decided last Wednesday (June 20). Three-story ..read more
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Ottawa to receive $171 million for 400 affordable housing units
Ottawa Construction News
by OCN Staff Writer
3w ago
Ontario Construction News staff writer The federal government says it will invest $171 million in the construction of 400 rental units in Ottawa. This funding will be delivered through the Apartment Construction Loan Program (ACLP), which is part of the government’s National Housing Strategy (NHS). “The ACLP is a critical part of the National Housing Strategy,” Sean Fraser, minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, said in a statement last Thursday (June 14). “We are helping to get more rental apartments built so that Canadians are able to find a place of their own.” “Apartment ren ..read more
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