On-Site Magazine

Photo winner towers above all

By Adam Freill   


Ottawa view captures top spot in On-Site’s 2023 Canadian Construction Photo Contest, a celebration (in pictures) of Canada’s construction industry.

Checking out the sunset this past November, tower crane operator Moe Lepage, of Coffrages Synergy Formwork, shared the view from his cab high above Canada’s capital city. (Photo by Moe Lepage)

Capturing the sunset from his machine high above Canada’s capital city this past November put Moe Lepage’s photo above the more than 200 shots shared by On-Site readers for the 2023 Canadian Construction Photo Contest, as presented by On-Site Magazine and our sponsor, TrueLook.

Lepage, a tower crane operator who works for Coffrages Synergy Formwork, sent in his view from the operator’s cab on the East Crane at Parliament Hill. No stranger to capturing great images, Moe shares his photos on his social media feed and has been featured on CTV showcasing his unique view of some of the construction projects that can be spotted in Ottawa. That’s something he started doing just over 10 years ago.

“People always ask me about the job, the view, and what’s it like,” he said as he explained his motivation for posting the photos he captures. “A picture is worth 1,000 words, so they can actually see what I see.”

As is tradition with our contest, a donation has been made in Moe’s name to a charity of his choice. This year we are proud to recognize his great shot with a donation to the Ottawa Humane Society.


Congratulations Moe! And keep those photos coming.

The 2024 edition of On-Site Magazine’s Canadian Construction Photo Contest will return again next year, so please keep the cameras rolling throughout 2024. Click here for a full list of winners and honourable mentions, and watch our site for contest entry details to be released in December.



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