Metropolitan housing starts: August 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, August 20, 2020
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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 six census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short- and long-term expectations. That's two more than last month.
  • Negative expectations still prevail for the long term.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decreases in housing starts in July were Abbotsford–Mission, Windsor, Kitchener–Waterloo, Edmonton, and Greater Sudbury.
  • Saskatoon had the biggest year-over-year percentage increase in housing starts last month.

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