Housing starts

Housing starts in Ottawa-Gatineau were up 52 per cent in April over the same period last year, driven by a flurry of apartment, condo and townhouse builds on the Quebec side of the river
A surge in the construction of rental units on the Quebec side of the river fuelled a 63 per cent jump in year-over-year housing starts in Ottawa-Gatineau
The real estate services firm expects work on new single-detached homes will drive this modest growth, with a corresponding drop-off in apartment starts hampering any potential boom
Surge in multi-unit starts fuels construction boom, housing agency says.
CMHC noted Friday that the number of units already under construction in January was historically high, leaving builders unable to launch many new projects in the month
The Ottawa side of the river saw the steepest decline, with a 53-per-cent drop in new multi-residential properties driving the downturn
Despite a flurry of building on the Gatineau side of the river, a lag in new projects in Ottawa led to a slowdown in November housing starts
The National Capital Region’s homebuilders fell behind the rest of Ontario and Quebec in September.
The streak of higher-than-normal activity stretches back over nearly two years, buoyed by a hot housing market and renewed buyer confidence.
'The condo market is well-served … but there’s undersupply of every other type of home.'