Canadian Cities

Metropolitan housing starts: March 2020

The metropolitan housing provides the recent trends in housing starts for 29 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term. There are six census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short- and long-term expectations.

Report, March 23, 2020

Metropolitan outlook 1

Economic insights into 13 Canadian metropolitan economies —Winter 2020

Global growth is slowing, and Canada is not immune. After a tough start to 2019, the Canadian economy bounced strongly in the second quarter. Although the headline growth number was impressive, the gain was entirely driven by the trade sector, as final domestic demand contracted—the third decline in four quarters.

Report, March 17, 2020

Canada just entered a new decade in 2020, but there are several unsolved challenges that we’ll have to deal with over the coming years. The external landscape is also challenging, especially as the United States and China are, one day, working toward a trade deal, or the next day, ramping up the tariff war—with either outcome likely hurtful for Canada’s own trade prospects.