Metropolitan housing starts: May 2021
The Conference Board of Canada
June 15, 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.
- Only two CMAs have negative short-term expectations. Vancouver is the only one with both negative short- and long-term expectations.
- The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decrease in April housing starts were Toronto, Victoria, Saskatoon, Regina, and Edmonton.
- Montréal had the largest year-over-year percentage increase in starts last month.