Canadian Cities

Strength slowly returning to Vancouver, Toronto, & Calgary; Montréal remains hot

Sales rose in three of Canada’s four largest cities in August. Vancouver sales continue to bounce back, but remain historically subdued. Montréal sales eased, but are still near record highs. Calgary sales edged higher for the fourth month in the last five.

Robin Wiebe, September 24, 2019

Mid-Sized cities outlook

Trade wars threaten Canada’s economic performance. The economy got off to a poor start in 2019 as the trade sector took a toll on economic growth. While growth bounced back in the second quarter and is expected to remain decent over...

CBoC , September 17, 2019 | Blog

Economic growth remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2019, with real GDP growing by a meagre 0.4 per cent at annual rates.

Metropolitan outlook 2: Economic insights into 16 Canadian metropolitan economies—summer 2019

Economic growth remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2019, with real GDP growing by a meagre 0.4 per cent at annual rates. A key area of weakness was new home construction, which tumbled. Exports were another soft spot, as volumes have declined.

CBoC | Blog

Eastern markets typically stronger than those in the West

Sales were mixed again last month in Canada’s four largest cities. Vancouver remains in full correction mode, with sales continuing to drop.

CBoC | Blog

Expectations are mixed across the country

Expectations are mixed across the country. There are seven CMAs with both positive short- and long-term expectations and declines in seven other CMAs.

CBoC | Blog

Employment up in most metropolitan areas compared with June 2018

Employment increased on a year-over-year basis in 28 of 33 CMAs, including in the six largest ones, led by Toronto and Vancouver. Montréal registered the weakest gain among the Big Six with employment advancing by 0.4 per cent year-over-year.

CBoC| Blog

Employment up in most metropolitan areas compared with 2018

The data paint a positive story for most census metropolitan areas (CMA), with employment increasing on a year-over-year basis in 28 of 33 of them, including in the six largest ones, led by Edmonton and Vancouver.

Constantinos Bougas , Juy 8, 2019 | Blog

Metropolitan outlook 1: Regina—Spring 2019

After a disappointing performance in the third quarter of 2018, Canada’s economic growth stumbled further in the final quarter of 2018. The poor showing was broad-based, with consumer spending...

Alan Arcand, Robin Wiebe | Report

Metro housing starts: 2019 - Expectations are split across the country

There are six CMAs where expectations are positive for both the short and long terms. That is one fewer than last month.

Jane McIntyre | Report

Metropolitan outlook 1: Winnipeg—Spring 2019

Winnipeg’s economic growth of 1.9 per cent this year will be led by the non-residential construction sector, with support…

Alan Arcand & Constantinos Bougas, May 29, 2019 | Report