Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Mar. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 213 562 577 743 + +
Halifax 1,255 3,653 3,490 2,679 +
Saint John 791 435 323 241 +
Moncton 753 1,614 689 286 +
Québec CMA 5,510 7,398 8,142 7,073 +
Montréal 18,126 33,853 36,061 30,711 +
Trois-Rivières 212 815 828 1,203 +
Saguenay 2 798 843 472 +
Sherbrooke 3,399 3,076 3,130 4,016 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 8,718 13,235 12,908 15,978 +
Kingston 422 1,349 1,744 3,093 + +
Greater Sudbury 166 1,168 1,967 5,178 + +
Thunder Bay 3,398 332 509 1,330 +
Oshawa 1,433 3,507 4,167 5,748 +
Toronto 25,040 37,820 41,775 63,564 + +
Hamilton 1,441 4,170 4,044 1,643 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 1,648 2,839 2,782 3,781 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 5,327 4,114 5,310 4,363 + +
London 4,250 6,411 5,599 3,336 +
Windsor 2,541 1,655 1,228 799
Winnipeg 4,473 6,051 5,636 3,513 + +
Regina 253 1,020 1,030 1,220 + +
Saskatoon 1,267 2,464 3,294 4,448 + +
Calgary 12,609 11,521 12,088 13,768 + +
Edmonton 15,890 13,333 11,272 10,128 + +
Vancouver 21,160 27,550 30,202 45,059
Victoria 1,196 3,768 4,030 7,246 +
Abbotsford–Mission 673 1,033 1,293 831



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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