Canadian Cities

Long-term Expectations Largely Negative as New Housing Market Cools: Metropolitan Housing Starts

Kingston tops the list this month as the only census metropolitan area (CMA) in the up-up expectation quadrant, indicating positive short- and long-term expectations. The number of CMAs in the down-down quadrant continues to grow. New housing markets are cooling after a busy 2020 and 2021.

Online experience | 8-min read
January 10, 2022
Focus Area— Canadian Economics

Markets Stayed Strong in November: Metropolitan Resale Snapshot

Canada's existing housing sales edged up in November, consolidating October’s gains. November’s transactions again trailed only 2020 volumes for that month. Resale markets are clearly red-hot, despite last month's modest sales increase. Decent employment growth and low interest rates are fuelling strong housing demand.

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January 6, 2022
Focus Area— Canadian Economics

The purpose of this study is to quantify the collective economic impacts of Ontario universities in the various regions of the province. Universities create economic and social value for their host communities through a multitude of channels. First, universities support economic activity via spending related to their activities.

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Impact paper  |  30-min read
December 9, 2021
Focus Area—Innovation & Technology