Metropolitan housing starts: December 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, January 11, 2021
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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 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.
  • There are only three CMAs in the down-down quadrant, signalling negative expectations for the short and long terms.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage increase in housing starts in November were London, Saint John, Thunder Bay, Kingston, and Halifax.
  • Abbotsford–Mission had the largest year-over-year percentage decline in starts last month.


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