Metropolitan Housing Starts: January 2022

The Conference Board of Canada, January 31, 2022
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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 were six census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short- and long-term expectations (the up–up quandrant) in December. In the previous two months, Kingston was the only CMA in this quadrant.
  • Most markets are still cooling from a busy 2020 and 2021, however. The number of CMAs with negative short- and long-term expectations continues to outnumber the up–up quadrant.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decrease in housing starts in December were Oshawa, Ottawa–Gatineau, Moncton, Saguenay, and Montréal.

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