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The City released its March 2021 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $27.030 million for permits issued in March 2021.

The monthly construction value of $27.030 million attained in March 2021 is significantly above the 5 year March average of $20.472 million. It is worth noting that March of 2020 was an extremely strong month with a construction value of $32.949 million. In comparison with March 2020 construction values, increases were seen in the Industrial and Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sectors of construction.

The largest increase occurred in the Industrial sector of construction. In March 2021, 4 building permits were issued for projects with a total construction value of $19.531 million, compared with March of 2020, when 2 building permits were issued in this sector of construction with a value of $0.160 million.

An increase also occurred in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector of construction. In March 2021 the total construction value of the sector was $4.981 million for 104 permits issued, compared with March 2020, when the total construction value of the sector was $0.930 million for 55 permits issued.

The largest decrease occurred in the Multiple Residential (New) sector of construction. In March 2021 there was 1 permit issued with a construction value of $1.200 million, whereas in March of 2020 there were 3 permits issued with a construction value of $28.703 million.

Although 2021 had started off with lower than expected construction values, March has proven to be a very strong month. This rise in permit numbers and construction values is the start of what will prove to be a very busy construction year for the City of Brantford.

Quick Facts

  • A total of 118 building permits were issued in March, having a total construction value of $27.030 million.
  • A total of 4 building permits were issued in Mach within the Industrial sector having a total construction value of $19.531 million.
  • 104 building permits were issued in March in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector of construction which had a total construction value of $4.981 million.
  • 1 building permit was issued in March within the Multiple Residential (New) sector having a total construction value of $1.200 million.

The full report will be posted on the City of Brantford's website.