Year-to-date housing starts up 29% over 2016.
Through the first three quarters of the year, housing starts increased a whopping 36 per cent from 3,801 homes in 2016 to 5,169 this year.
A decline in high-rise starts contributed to a third straight month of sliding housing starts in Ottawa, the CMHC said Monday.
A sluggish condominium market was a factor as housing starts in the capital trended down in March, the Canada Housing and Mortgage Company said Friday.