Metropolitan housing starts: July 2021

The Conference Board of Canada, July 29, 2021
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The monthly Metropolitan housing starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 28 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.

Document Highlights

  • There are only six census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short-and long-term expectations this month, the same number as 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 ones.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decrease in housing starts in June were Halifax, Thunder Bay, St. Catharines–Niagara, Kitchener–Waterloo, and Sherbrooke.
  • London had the largest year-over-year percentage increase in starts last month.

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