That number is down significantly from last year’s best year for construction, which set an all-time record.
Sault Ste. Marie’s biggest building permit, issued in September, was a $3.2 million office interior renovation planned by Tulloch Engineering at 71 Black Road.
Born in 1991 as a land surveyor based in Thessaloniki, Tulloch has grown into a multidisciplinary engineering firm with more than 400 employees in 17 offices in Canada and a U.S. office in Audubon, Pennsylvania.
The company maintains a strong presence in Northern Ontario with offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Thessalon, Elliot Lake, Española, Sudbury, and Thunder Bay.
Tulloch’s project is one of 107 building permits issued by the city of Sault Ste. Marie last month, worth a total of $8.7 million.
This is down from 133 permits worth $22.7 million in the same month last year.
In 2022, the biggest building boom in history occurred in Sault Ste. Marie’s history. Major construction at Algoma Steel and Tenaris contributed to his record $259 million year.
Year-to-date, Sault has received 940 building permits worth $130.9 million, compared to this time last year with 1,009 building permits worth $243.9 million. .
The second largest building permit issued last month was for a $600,000 interior renovation of the exhibit hall/museum at 138 John Street.
It is the So Métis Center complex located in the former St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church.
All other building permits on the city’s top eight list for September were residential projects with a value of less than $500,000 per permit.
Other permissions we found interesting:
- $200,000 to build the foundation for equipment in the electric furnace building (shell relining station) at 513 Wallace Terrace (Algoma Steel).