Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Feb. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 352 487 483 418 + +
Halifax 5,760 4,099 3,932 3,089 +
Saint John 672 521 367 341 +
Moncton 427 1,687 2,036 375 +
Québec CMA 2,536 7,681 7,554 3,696
Montréal 19,555 34,132 37,075 39,846 +
Trois-Rivières 544 672 572 485 +
Saguenay 312 788 1,027 270 +
Sherbrooke 819 2,842 2,522 3,508 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 17,026 13,476 11,822 11,830
Kingston 447 1,257 935 593 + +
Greater Sudbury 132 335 306 158 + +
Thunder Bay 105 130 73 105 +
Oshawa 2,417 3,169 2,908 4,429 +
Toronto 31,242 32,559 30,712 24,410 + +
Hamilton 7,017 4,351 4,920 8,029 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 2,541 2,525 2,397 2,010 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 3,620 4,682 5,091 1,230 + +
London 2,833 6,614 5,443 9,554 +
Windsor 1,071 1,923 1,424 976 +
Winnipeg 4,177 5,878 5,815 5,673 + +
Regina 812 907 1,004 1,259 + +
Saskatoon 988 1,865 2,421 1,813 + +
Calgary 8,318 11,189 10,820 8,281 + +
Edmonton 8,128 13,360 13,527 12,581 + +
Vancouver 20,691 23,618 23,934 27,754
Victoria 5,937 2,955 3,063 2,075
Abbotsford–Mission 2,735 1,067 1,176 2,024 +



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 28 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.

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