Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Jan. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 390 519 566 542 + +
Halifax 1,308 3,926 4,936 4,724 +
Saint John 410 534 607 408 +
Moncton 222 1,900 2,692 1,415 +
Québec CMA 4,648 8,645 8,040 13,513
Montréal 29,026 31,986 35,875 37,497 +
Trois-Rivières 327 649 692 653 +
Saguenay 1,106 705 1,002 1,333 +
Sherbrooke 2,640 2,562 1,794 2,049 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 9,026 14,872 13,622 10,423
Kingston 278 1,317 1,126 1,518 + +
Greater Sudbury 7 353 367 530 + +
Thunder Bay 86 117 124 96 +
Oshawa 869 3,847 2,287 2,156 +
Toronto 31,786 38,796 33,960 36,413 + +
Hamilton 1,739 3,616 3,103 2,526 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 2,107 2,570 2,481 2,461 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 4,724 4,893 5,391 10,285 + +
London 5,048 5,433 7,362 4,008 +
Windsor 255 2,085 2,039 1,937 +
Winnipeg 6,068 5,560 6,644 7,677 + +
Regina 829 857 1,056 617 + +
Saskatoon 2,264 1,762 2,293 3,532 + +
Calgary 8,374 11,271 11,750 14,235 + +
Edmonton 9,347 12,806 13,230 11,023 + +
Vancouver 13,087 23,933 25,704 17,770
Victoria 675 3,060 3,298 2,794
Abbotsford–Mission 2,999 967 626 995 +



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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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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