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The State of Mass Timber in Canada


Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) recently launched the State of Mass Timber in Canada (SMTC) report. This report is the first of its kind and showcases the strength of Canada’s forest sector. The 2021 Report highlights the progress Canada has made in mass timber production, design and building, as well as the potential for our country’s ongoing leadership in this area. CWC is a proud contributor and will be supporting ongoing reporting with NRCan.

The Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program produced the report to record, review and analyze the rise of mass timber construction in Canada. A key highlight of the SMTC report is an interactive map, that displays information on nearly 500 completed or under-construction mass timber projects and 21 mass timber manufacturing facilities across Canada.

Demand for more sustainable construction materials and methods, as well as more sophisticated design and production systems, is stimulating the construction market in Canada. Mass timber will play a leadership role in shaping the future of low carbon construction and developing the bio-economy.

A key highlight of the SMTC report is an interactive map, which displays information on nearly 500 completed or under-construction mass timber projects from 2007 to 2019, representing over 1.5 million square metres (16 million square feet) of gross floor area. 21 mass timber manufacturing facilities across Canada, showing the growing capacity of domestic producers, are also displayed.

Put your wood building on the map!

You can contact the GCWood team to submit a new project in Canada.

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