Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA Mar. 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 210 641 703 888 + +
Halifax 1,426 3,686 2,432 1,561 +
Saint John 218 583 561 1,057 +
Moncton 1,307 1,759 820 1,722 +
Québec CMA*** 0 7,068 6,054 7,301 +
Montréal*** 0 36,288 36,708 39,596 +
Trois-Rivières*** 0 803 895 861 +
Saguenay*** 0 812 489 698 +
Sherbrooke*** 0 2,622 3,460 2,847 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 10,335 14,757 15,769 19,688 +
Kingston 507 1,304 1,465 696 + +
Greater Sudbury 315 1,231 2,087 1,063 + +
Thunder Bay 8 421 720 901 +
Oshawa 1,221 3,456 4,572 3,541 +
Toronto 60,867 37,440 40,734 33,951 + +
Hamilton 907 4,153 5,237 6,079 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 1,433 2,635 2,805 2,561 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 1,098 5,435 5,462 10,756 + +
London 3,474 7,333 7,289 9,088 +
Windsor 764 1,666 1,307 2,158 +
Winnipeg 5,650 5,623 4,569 4,399 + +
Regina 1,035 1,076 1,098 797 + +
Saskatoon 1,225 2,925 3,504 4,119 + +
Calgary 6,773 12,199 12,598 15,006 + +
Edmonton 14,406 12,851 12,441 14,417 + +
Vancouver 15,114 28,199 30,674 19,223
Victoria 5,564 3,903 4,509 4,232 +



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 for this time last year, 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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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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