Metropolitan housing starts: July 2021
The Conference Board of Canada
July 29, 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 only six 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.
- All of the Quebec CMAs have positive short-term expectations but negative long-term ones.
- The CMAs with the biggest year-over-year percentage decrease in housing starts in June were Halifax, Thunder Bay, St. Catharines–Niagara, Kitchener–Waterloo, and Sherbrooke.
- London had the largest year-over-year percentage increase in starts last month.