Expectations
Year ago 6 mon. MA 3 mon. MA June 2021 Short-term* Long-term**
St. John’s 331 657 735 583
Halifax 1,448 3,153 2,841 167 +
Saint John 471 452 581 368 + +
Moncton 1,324 1,578 2,441 1,985 +
Québec CMA 11,328 10,037 11,912 16,974 +
Montréal 39,360 35,631 35,427 39,032 +
Trois-Rivières 993 990 1,000 1,274 +
Saguenay 482 777 701 657 +
Sherbrooke 4,123 2,867 2,608 2,616 +
Ottawa–Gatineau 10,870 14,472 16,151 8,868 +
Kingston 782 1,174 617 563 +
Greater Sudbury 171 1,179 662 416 +
Thunder Bay 352 419 377 83
Oshawa 1,624 5,025 5,926 4,769 +
Toronto 39,733 37,552 33,414 35,829 +
Hamilton 2,725 4,641 5,212 5,005 + +
St. Catharines–Niagara 4,399 2,668 2,559 1,727 +
Kitchener–Waterloo 7,383 6,066 6,801 3,096 +
London 2,642 7,058 8,522 10,513 +
Windsor 1,835 1,716 2,200 1,725
Winnipeg 6,385 5,846 6,053 8,048 +
Regina 272 954 865 958 + +
Saskatoon 1,919 3,430 3,553 2,121 + +
Calgary 4,914 14,026 15,718 13,607 + +
Edmonton 6,990 12,109 12,953 12,337 + +
Vancouver 23,487 30,844 31,544 44,961
Victoria 2,338 3,778 3,539 4,156 +
Abbotsford–Mission 589 1,129 986 1,696



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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