Canadian Cities

Three trends to watch in 2020, and cases of déjà-vu  

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.

Blog, January 30, 2020

Metropolitan Outlook 1: Autumn 2019

Trade uncertainty on the rise again, threatening Canada’s economic performance. On the positive side, labour markets continue to do well. Job growth is running at record levels and wage growth is solid...

Report, November 5, 2019

In three of Canada’s four largest cities sales rose, 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.

Metropolitan resale: Strength slowly returning

In three of Canada’s four largest cities sales rose, 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.

CBoC | Blog

Snapshot: 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 | Website

Mid-Sized cities outlook: Economic insights into select Canadian cities—2019

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.

CBoC| Blog

Disappointing building activity in Canada’s Big Six so far this year

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

Henry Diaz | Report

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