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York Region:
Building & Construction

York Region’s building, construction, and real estate sector is a thriving multi-billion dollar sector with mass transit infrastructure investments including the Toronto-York subway extension to Vaughan, and the Yonge subway extension coming to Richmond Hill.
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Building Communities for the Future

York Region’s four urban growth centres totaling 1,700 acres of mixed-use, transit-oriented development projects will accommodate 135,000 new residents, 100,000 jobs, and world-class amenities by 2032. York Region is amongst the top 10 Canadian cities in construction activity at $3.3 billion of total construction value and the second largest construction cluster in Ontario with over 13,000 construction and real estate industry businesses. Many of Canada’s leading construction, infrastructure, engineering, and real estate development companies call York Region home, including Brookfield, Condrain, Flato, Greenpark, Liberty Development, Miller Group, Remington, SmartCentres, to name a few.

  • Second largest construction market in Ontario; 6th largest in Canada, with $3.3 billion new construction value (2018)
  • Nearly 50,000 new homes sold in York Region since 2014 of which over 25,000 were condo apartments – GTA’s 2nd highest sales volume
  • Canadian headquarters and major office locations of leading consulting engineering firms such as AECOM, Associated Engineering, Black & Macdonald, GHD, Morrison Hershfield, Stantec, WSP, and WorleyParsons
  • Multi-billion-dollar public transportation infrastructure investments of the completed Toronto-York subway extension line, including the approved Yonge North Subway Extension construction plan, and a 36-kilometre York Region bus rapid transit corridor

Data sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Counts, December 2018

$3.3B New Construction

Second largest construction market in Ontario; sixth largest in Canada

50,000 New Homes

Sold in York Region since 2014 of which 25,000+ were condos

4 Urban Growth Centres

Designed as walkable, high-transit live/work destinations

Latest York Region Construction Business News

  • York Region Business Update // April 2022
    York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the April edition now!
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    On behalf of York Region Economic Strategy, I am pleased to present the 2021 Economic Development Year in Review. This is an overview of economic development activities undertaken this past year, highlights of business news from across the Region, and important economic indicators showing the strength and resilience of our business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • York Region Business Update // March 2022
    York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the March edition now!