Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Nov. 2020 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 606 486 485 665 + +
Halifax 2,292 3,837 4,272 6,128 +
Saint John 186 655 658 1,045 +
Moncton 2,635 1,934 1,344 2,353 +
Québec CMA 7,788 8,510 7,814 5,218 +
Montréal 20,811 32,651 31,218 36,300 +
Trois-Rivières 740 763 768 860 +
Saguenay 713 518 543 585 +
Sherbrooke 2,073 2,823 3,150 1,556 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 14,738 14,592 15,117 17,602
Kingston 391 1,293 1,593 1,201 + +
Greater Sudbury 149 299 363 359 + +
Thunder Bay 66 177 175 205 + +
Oshawa 1,775 3,700 3,437 2,703 +
Toronto 23,792 42,306 34,444 34,622 + +
Hamilton 4,435 4,092 3,802 2,505 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 3,204 2,936 2,630 2,310 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 5,066 4,169 4,289 2,208 + +
London 2,528 5,252 7,748 15,163 +
Windsor 1,158 1,998 2,428 2,813 +
Winnipeg 3,935 5,585 5,915 8,210 + +
Regina 740 760 809 1,392 + +
Saskatoon 892 2,327 1,315 1,504 + +
Calgary 11,058 9,483 11,507 10,904 +
Edmonton 11,002 11,118 13,179 11,708 +
Vancouver 27,601 24,512 23,140 32,942
Victoria 4,209 2,959 2,834 2,749
Abbotsford–Mission 1,620 900 960 391 +



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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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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