Metropolitan housing starts: April 2021
The Conference Board of Canada
May 5, 2021
The monthly Metropolitan housing starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 28 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.
- There are 11 census metropolitan areas (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.
- March marked one year since COVID-19 lockdowns began. Only eight CMAs had lower starts than one year ago.
- The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decrease in housing starts in March were Saint John, Windsor, Moncton, Thunder Bay, and Edmonton.
- Saguenay had the largest year-over-year percentage increase in starts last month.