Metropolitan housing starts: June 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, June 19, 2020
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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 are only three CMAs with both positive short- and long-term expectations, two fewer than last month.
  • The coronavirus pandemic seems to be affecting housing markets, with few positive expectations for the short and long-term.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decrease in housing starts in May were Abbotsford–Mission, St. John’s, Winnipeg, Greater Sudbury, and Hamilton.
  • Kingston had the biggest year-over-year percentage increase in housing starts last month.

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