Metropolitan housing starts: January 2021
The Conference Board of Canada
February 1, 2021
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.
- There are nine census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short- and long-term expectations this month, one less than last month. These are the CMAs in the up-up quadrant.
- All of the Quebec CMAs have positive short-term expectations, but negative long-term expectations.
- The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage increase in housing starts in December were Saint John, Moncton, Hamilton, Saguenay, and Regina.
- Thunder Bay had the largest year-over-year percentage decline in starts last month.