Metropolitan housing starts: January 2021

The Conference Board of Canada, February 1, 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 nine census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short- and long-term expectations this month, one less than 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 expectations.
  • The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage increase in housing starts in December were Saint John, Moncton, Hamilton, Saguenay, and Regina.
  • Thunder Bay had the largest year-over-year percentage decline in starts last month.

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