Metropolitan Housing Starts: April 2017
The Conference Board of Canada
April 20, 2017
The monthly Metropolitan Housing Starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 28 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.
- There are 14 CMAs with positive expectations for both the short and long terms—two more than last month.
- Total housing starts hit their highest level in more than nine years (September 2007) in Canada in March.
- The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year declines in housing starts in March were Hamilton, Oshawa, Halifax, Kingston, and Victoria.
- Greater Sudbury had the biggest year-over-year increase in housing starts last month.