Infrastructure Projects Archives

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence continuously maintain and upgrade military infrastructure across Canada. Every year, millions are invested in buildings, roads, military housing, runways, etc. The infrastructure portfolio includes approximately:

  • 20 000 buildings; 
  • 2.2 million hectares of land (almost four times the landmass of Prince Edward Island); 
  • 5,500 km of roads (roughly the distance between Calgary and Halifax); and 
  • 3,000 km of water, storm and sewer pipes (roughly the distance between Ottawa and Saskatoon).

As announced in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada is investing an additional $200.5 million over two years in infrastructure at CAF bases and other defence properties across Canada. The investments will allow the repair of airfields, hangars, live-fire ranges, jetties, armouries and military housing, as well as improvements to Northern infrastructure.

Sustained improvements to military infrastructure are necessary to provide the women and men of the CAF with the facilities they need to train and operate successfully, well into the future. These infrastructure projects will also provide economic opportunities for local communities, which help to create new jobs and opportunities for businesses across the country.

Listed in the table below, under the tab 2017, is a summary of announced infrastructure projects in the current year. You can also learn more about past announcements by exploring projects of the last five years or visit the archives for older announcements. Check back regularly for updates.

2011

2011

DateLocationSummary of ProjectsAmount
August 11, 2011 CFB Borden, Ont. Two new all Ranks Kitchen and Dining Facilities Total of approx. $77M
March 19, 2011 CFB Halifax, N.S. New Integrated Personnel Support Centre Approx. $4.2M
February 22, 2011 CFB Esquimalt, B.C.

New hangar for CH-148 Cyclones

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Approx. $155M
2010

2010

 
DateLocationSummary of ProjectsAmount
October 22, 2010 CFB Petawawa, Ont. New Hangar for new Chinooks Approx. $134.8M
September 10, 2010 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S.;CFAD Bedford, N.S.; andCFB Halifax, N.S.

Nine infrastructure projects, all available here;

  • Steam Central Heating Plant – 12 Wing Shearwater
  • Ammunition Storage Facility – CFAD Bedford
  • Replacement of Emergency Power System – CFAD Bedford
  • Crash Barriers and Vehicle Search Area – CFAD Bedford
  • Replacement of Central Heating System – CFAD Bedford
  • Construction of Salvage Building – CFAD Bedford
  • Renovation of Building BM203 to consolidate light industrial and administrative functions – CFAD Bedford
  • New Transport, Electrical & Maintenance Engineering Facility – CFB Halifax
  • Replacement of Building 1 – DRDC Atlantic
Total of approx. $214.1M
September 9, 2010 CFB Gagetown, N.B.

Two infrastructure projects, both available here;

  • Utilities Upgrade Phase III
  • Renovation of Health Services Centre
Approx. $45.7M
September 9, 2010 3 Wing Bagotville, Que. Provisional Office Space Approx. $2.7M
September 9, 2010 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta. Renovation of Building 71 Approx. $1.7M
September 8, 2010 CFB Esquimalt, B.C. Fire Hall and Emergency Response Centre and Opening of HAZMAT Facility Approx. $35.5M
September 7, 2010 19 Wing Comox, B.C. Wing Auxiliary Security Forces Addition to Building 194 Approx. $2.8M
September 7, 2010 19 Wing Comox, B.C. New Health Services Centre Approx. $12M
August 12, 2010 CFB Borden, Ont.

Eight infrastructure projects, all available here;

  • Recapitalization of eight housing units
  • Upgrade to the Intrusion Detection System
  • Consolidation of CF Recruiting Group Headquarters
  • Construction of a CF Military Police Academy
  • Construction of Cambrai Road Quarters
  • CF School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Consolidation Project
  • Reconstruction of Arras Road
  • Construction of a new Music Building at the Cadet Summer Training Centre - Blackdown
Total of approx. $209M
May 6, 2010 CFB Esquimalt, B.C. Construction of interim mental health facilities Approx. $1.2M
March 25, 2010 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta. Underground Utilities and Roads Upgrade – Residential Housing Units Approx. $105.3M
February 24, 2010 CFB Valcartier, Que.
2009

2009

 

DateLocationSummary of ProjectsAmount
October 13, 2009 CFB Kingston, Ont.

11 infrastructure projects, all available here;

  • All Ranks Dining Facility
  • Vimy Training Quarters
  • Training Accommodations
  • Line Training Facility
  • Renovation of the Basement of Mackenzie Building
  • Vimy Electrical Substation
  • Security and Access Control – RMC
  • Upgrade to Municipal Works, Lance and Red Parch Avenues
  • Renovation of the RMC Academic Complex
  • Renovation of RMC Dormitories
  • Construction of a Health Services Centre
Total of approx. $300M
September 24, 2009 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. Intermediate Distribution Framework Facility Approx. $2.0M
September 24, 2009 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. Recapitalization of Hangar 14 Approx. $3.9M
September 24, 2009 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. Fire Hall Approx. $13.0M
September 24, 2009 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. Aircraft Mobile Support Equipment Storage Facility Approx. $2.0M
September 24, 2009 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. Health Services Centre Approx. $26.8M
September 24, 2009 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. Refuelling Tender Garage Approx. $18.9M
September 23, 2009 CFB Gagetown, N.B. Construction Extension to Health Services Centre Approx. $3.7M
September 23, 2009 CFB Gagetown, N.B. Construction of Combat Training School LAV III Training Facility Approx. $15.5M
September 23, 2009 CFB Gagetown, N.B. Construct Forward Operating Bivouac Approx. $1.3M
September 22, 2009 8 Wing Trenton, Ont. Construct Material Distribution Centre Approx. $4.8M
September 22, 2009 8 Wing Trenton, Ont. Construct Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron Refinishing Facility Approx. $30.9M
September 22, 2009 8 Wing Trenton. Ont. Construct Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and Transportation Garage Approx. $75M
September 22, 2009 8 Wing Trenton, Ont. Construct Maintenance Hangar 1 for C-17 Approx. $122.6M
September 22, 2009 8 Wing Trenton. Ont. Construct Training Accommodations Approx. $17M
September 22, 2009 8 Wing Trenton, Ont. Air Mobility Training Centre Approx. $84.2M
September 21, 2009 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta. Relocate Aviation Fuel Tank Approx. $4.9M
September 21, 2009 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta. Upgrade Underground Utilities and Roads Approx. $23M
September 2, 2009 CFB Esquimalt, B.C. Contract Award for Phase IV of FMF Cape Breton Approx. $47.3M
August 25, 2009 CFB/ASU Montreal, Que. Construct LAV III Facility Approx. $32M
August 25, 2009 CFB Valcartier, Que. Accommodation for Construction Engineer Sewer Section Approx. $1.5M
August 25, 2009 CFB Valcartier, Que. Expand and Reconfigure Fire Hall Approx. $5.3M
August 25, 2009 CFB Valcartier, Que. Interim Health Service Centre Approx. $2.9M
August 25, 2009 CFB Valcartier, Que. Construct LAV III Facility Approx. $16.9M
August 25, 2009 3 Wing Bagotville, Que. Airfield Lighting Power Centre Approx. $4.4M
August 25, 2009 3 Wing Bagotville, Que. Construction of a new Transport, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Services Garage Approx. $28.3M
July 21, 2009 19 Wing Comox, B.C. Contract award for new CANEX Approx. $4.3M
July 9, 2009 8 Wing Trenton, Ont. Reconstruction of the northwest Ramp Approx. $16.2M
July 7, 2009 9 Wing Gander, N.L. 91 Construction Engineering Flight Headquarters Approx. $6.6M
July 7, 2009 9 Wing Gander, N.L. Multipurpose Facility Approx. $35.9M
March 17, 2009 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S. Shearwater Housing Units and New Bedford Armoury Approx. $18M
March 16, 2009 CFB Gagetown, N.B. Construction of new Training Accommodations Approx. $16.7M
March 15, 2009 CFB Gagetown, N.B. Reconstruction of South East Apron Approx. $4.5M
March 15, 2009 CFB Edmonton, Alta. Construction of new Training Accommodations Approx. $21.3M
March 15, 2009 CFB Wainwright, Alta. Water Tr
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