Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA May 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 124 664 832 874
Halifax 2,661 3,793 3,685 6,813 +
Saint John 180 455 545 348 + +
Moncton 2,031 1,975 1,900 3,642 +
Québec CMA 11,547 8,109 8,626 11,499 +
Montréal 32,879 34,867 32,685 27,952 +
Trois-Rivières 1,683 816 1,001 869 +
Saguenay 684 839 642 735 +
Sherbrooke 1,828 2,766 3,099 2,429 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 11,835 15,153 18,519 20,200 +
Kingston 2,528 1,209 1,476 645 +
Greater Sudbury 48 1,229 2,152 650 +
Thunder Bay 342 387 700 382
Oshawa 1,936 4,607 6,311 9,692 +
Toronto 29,594 36,784 42,706 30,965 +
Hamilton 1,231 4,473 4,045 4,041 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 1,253 2,836 3,264 3,440 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 1,623 6,178 7,254 6,545 +
London 1,603 5,839 6,231 6,345 +
Windsor 832 1,656 1,896 2,707
Winnipeg 2,828 5,196 4,549 5,743 +
Regina 552 983 962 799 + +
Saskatoon 1,239 3,404 4,354 4,498 + +
Calgary 8,477 13,411 15,804 18,366 + +
Edmonton 7,623 12,939 12,329 12,544 + +
Vancouver 24,940 27,742 31,562 30,601
Victoria 3,060 3,807 4,571 2,247 +
Abbotsford–Mission 496 931 688 612



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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