Metropolitan housing starts: July 2019

The Conference Board of Canada, July 18, 2019
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The monthly Metropolitan housing starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 29 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.

Document Highlights

  • There are seven CMAs with both positive short- and long-term expectations, two more than last month.
  • Cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area have negative expectations for the short term, but positive expectations for the long term.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year declines in housing starts in June were Kingston, Hamilton, Victoria, Trois-Rivières, and Sherbrooke.
  • Saint John had the biggest year-over-year increase in housing starts last month.

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