Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Dec. 2020 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 507 514 537 480 + +
Halifax 4,407 4,247 3,797 3,937 + -
Saint John 35 641 538 336 + -
Moncton 528 2,435 2,544 4,326 + -
Québec CMA 3,101 7,508 6,647 5,397 + -
Montréal 18,818 31,696 31,589 33,872 + -
Trois-Rivières 600 687 786 554 + -
Saguenay 287 608 752 1,015 + -
Sherbrooke 2,363 2,431 2,982 1,745 + -
Ottawa–Gatineau 10,133 14,880 13,545 12,794 - -
Kingston 735 1,272 945 695 + +
Greater Sudbury 178 303 364 202 + +
Thunder Bay 123 128 156 20 - +
Oshawa 3,372 3,748 2,823 1,987 + -
Toronto 21,697 40,797 33,944 31,048 + +
Hamilton 882 4,354 4,319 4,254 - +
St. Catharines–Niagara 2,889 2,665 2,904 2,617 + -
Kitchener–Waterloo 7,128 3,543 2,910 3,688 + +
London 2,603 5,277 7,178 2,881 + -
Windsor 1,211 1,929 2,110 1,394 + -
Winnipeg 3,696 5,215 6,450 4,078 + +
Regina 330 909 1,014 1,098 + +
Saskatoon 1,763 2,305 1,601 1,818 + +
Calgary 25,544 10,363 10,931 10,002 - +
Edmonton 9,021 12,761 15,337 16,867 + +
Vancouver 27,642 25,009 24,863 26,187 - -
Victoria 3,231 3,297 3,506 4,330 - -
Abbotsford–Mission 2,506 882 767 496 + -



Starts seasonally adjusted, annual rate.
*short-term expectations are based on residential permits data
**long-term expectations are based on demographic requirements
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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