Multiplying housing supply now matters more than ever


Communities across Canada deserve more affordable and appropriate housing opportunities that prioritize the well-being of people and the planet. Big Block will help you make it happen before the Old Boys’ Club can type “patriarchy” into Google.

Earth is writing us all an eviction notice, and we’re mad about it.

Meanwhile, the humans living in so-called Canada are 3.5 million housing units short – meaning our homes on this ancient land are growing more overcrowded, inappropriate, and unsustainable each day.

It’s time for down-to-earth housing development, backed by sustainable building science.

Construction projects can be complex, but they don’t need to be complicated. For state-of-the-art multi-unit and mixed-use residential construction, tap into our guiding principles and get building like grown-ups.

Rugged collaboration. Construction savvy. Integrated action.

When you fuse them all together, some aspects of wise residential development appear like child’s play – while resolving humanity’s most serious housing pickles in a snap.

Double down and multiply healthy housing opportunities in your community.

We’ll help make sure you won’t miss the mark. Because in this ever-accelerating digital age that distracts us with what happened two minutes ago, we know that what happens in the next two years is what really matters for the tiny humans who will be born tomorrow.

Affordable housing, accelerated.
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of efficient and sustainable development processes and practices

We envision a world where communities are responsibly planned and built with such mastery that Canadians find possibilities for wellness and prosperity behind every door.

A brief history of Big Block

Big Block Construction was born out of more than a decade of development experience under the Innovative Residential banner. Through that work, the Big Block team helped solve Saskatoon’s affordable housing crisis by mastering efficient building practices using modular construction and developing unique financial assistance programs in partnership with Innovative Residential, the City of Saskatoon, and the National Affordable Housing Corporation.

We’ve since grown into an award-winning construction firm devoted to sharing our expertise through done-with-you development strategy backed by sustainable building science. The Big Block team has been a part of developing and managing more than 30 multi-unit residential construction projects totalling 1,500+ units and more than $500 million in construction value. 

As a development partner, Big Block brings constructability to the forefront of every project, ensuring community-minded organizations get the intel and support needed to make wise decisions that build healthier housing – and get from dream to dirt to done at high speed.

Big Block Construction is headquartered on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak (Cree), and the Homeland of the Métis Nation.

We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and the land we build upon. We reaffirm our relationship with one another and remember our relationship to land. We reveal new pathways to restore Indigenous Land to Indigenous hands, and reestablish our awe of nature.

High-key construction activity moves fast
Read the latest from Big Block, from true stories told well and client case studies, to industry intel and announcements.