Expectations
Year ago 6–Mon. MA 3–Mon. MA Aug 2020 Short term* Long term**
St. John’s 532 326 477 578 +
Halifax 3,551 2,591 3,386 2,055
Saint John 683 529 651 407
Moncton 1,694 1,949 2,521 1,652
Québec CMA 6,151 na*** 9,206 9,561
Montréal 25,307 na*** 34,089 27,207
Trois–Rivières 447 na*** 762 381
Saguenay 347 na*** 496 163
Sherbrooke 811 na*** 2,516 2,085
Ottawa–Gatineau 7,893 12,212 14,065 20,640
Kingston 3,089 1,071 978 944 +
Greater Sudbury 466 189 236 289 +
Thunder Bay 148 740 178 32 +
Oshawa 1,225 2,730 3,932 8,567 +
Toronto 36,558 44,279 50,011 62,040 +
Hamilton 2,478 2,780 4,377 3,479 +
St. Catharines–Niagara 2,978 2,358 3,265 2,336 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 10,292 3,376 4,089 2,622 +
London 6,453 2,922 2,731 2,343
Windsor 1,523 1,440 1,556 1,885
Winnipeg 4,531 4,763 5,204 3,712 +
Regina 338 659 706 941 +
Saskatoon 1,982 2,273 3,311 1,272 +
Calgary 12,298 8,345 7,424 8,686 +
Edmonton 14,232 10,822 9,003 9,290 +
Vancouver 19,793 23,181 25,902 29,754
Victoria 1,667 3,179 3,081 2,732
Abbotsford–Mission 1,123 690 834 1,431



Starts seasonally adjusted, annual rate.
*short-term expectations are based on residential permits data
**long-term expectations are based on demographic requirements
***CMHC did not collect data for Quebec in April, as the province's residential construction industry was shut from March 25 to April 19 due to COVID-19
Sources: The Conference Board of Canada; CMHC Housing Market Information Portal.


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About the Metropolitan housing starts

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.

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