Metropolitan housing starts: November 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, December 1, 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 10 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with both positive short- and long-term expectations this month, three more than last month.
  • Ontario cities make up the majority of those with positive expectations for both the short and long terms.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage increase in housing starts in October were Oshawa, Sherbrooke, Greater Sudbury, Windsor, and Moncton.
  • This is the third month in a row that Oshawa has had a significant gain in year-over-year starts.
  • Thunder Bay had the largest decline in starts for the month on a year over year basis.

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