Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Buildings

Range $1.536 billion

Specific Sector: Public Spaces

Project Value: $1,536,000,000

Government Funds Involved: Public

Funding Source: Public

Location Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The Macdonald Block Complex is the hub for administrative services for the Government of Ontario. The complex consists of five buildings, including four office towers, with a total of approximately 1.7 million square feet.

From Infrastructure Ontario: “Each building in the complex will be taken back to its original building core, remediated and rebuilt using modern technologies, systems and materials while preserving the integrity of its many heritage features. The newly reconstructed complex will meet current building, health, safety, and accessibility standards and will accommodate significantly more employees through more efficient use of this government-owned office space.”

The winning bider was selected in August, and construction commenced shortly thereafter. Substantial completion is expected in the spring of 2024.

Project Owner: Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Project/Construction Manager: Fengate PCL Progress Partners (FP3) Developers: Fengate Asset Management and PCL Investments Canada Inc.Design-Builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.Design Architect: WZMH ArchitectsFacilities Management: Johnson Controls CanadaFinancial Advisor: National Bank Financial.

Other Key Players: Aon; Hanscomb; Morrison Hershfield; Entuitive

2020 Rank: 42

2019 Rank: 42

2018 Rank: NEW