Cornwall Featured in Ontario Construction Report

By Bob Peters
November 8, 2012

Ontario Construction Report - November 2012Cornwall Ontario - Development activity in Cornwall is profiled in a 16-page feature in the November issue of the Ontario Construction Report and Ottawa Construction News.

“There is a lot of interest in Cornwall and the amount of construction activity in the City over the past few years,” said Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer.  “The Ontario Construction Report is read by many of the province’s developers, architects and engineers and this report may generate interest that leads to future investment in the City.”

Construction activity continues at a record pace in Cornwall, highlighted by major projects such as the recent completion of a 1.3 million sq.ft. distribution centre for Target, the $79 million construction of a new bridge across the St. Lawrence River and a $55 million expansion of the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant. Residential development activity is also strong, with new condos breaking ground at the Historic Cotton Mills and the recent opening of the 95-unit Riverdale Terrace retirement residence.

One of the key articles in the November feature focuses on recent work at the NAV CENTRE, which included renovations to the interior of the large conference centre, a new fitness centre, spa and restaurant.

"We're pleased that the editors have highlighted the good work that has been performed here at the NAV CENTRE, much of it by local contractors such as Bourgon Construction, Perras Distefano Construction and Genivar," said Kim Coe-Turner, General Manager of NAV CENTRE. "The investment in this property will help us attract new business and clients."

The 16-page feature comes only a few weeks since the $120 million redevelopment of the Cornwall Community Hospital was featured in a 4-page article in the September edition of the Ontario Construction Report.

"We think our readers will find the stories compelling," said Tim Lawlor, Coordinating Publisher - Ontario Construction Report. “Construction activity is just as high in Cornwall as it was when we covered the City in a two-part report in early 2011, which is unusual compared to the average Ontario city.”

The Ontario Construction Report is published monthly by the Construction News Group. The newspaper serves the Ontario construction market and is distributed to thousands of businesses, including contractors, architects, building owners, government officials and developers throughout the Province. The online edition of the report is read by almost 75,000 people.

Read It!

Copies of the November edition of the Ontario Construction Report are available at Cornwall Economic Development, Suite 104, 100 Water Street East (Civic Complex) or by mail via the Request Info page.

You can view and download the Cornwall feature via the Resources page on this website, as well as the September feature on the Hospital and other articles.

The report can also be viewed online at

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