KINGSTON, ON, March 16, 2018 — More families, seniors and people living with mental illness and addictions will now have a place to call home in Kingston and the Thousand Islands region. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $9 million to create 78 affordable housing units.

Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Sophie Kiwala, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands on behalf of the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston also participated.

The announcement took place at an official announcement for Addiction and Mental Health Services’ 35 Lyons Street location, which will include 23 affordable housing units.

Other affordable housing developments in Kingston, Brockville, Gananoque and Lansdowne were celebrated at the event.

TORONTO, February 8, 2016 — Housing starts in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) trended at 45,114 units in January 2016 compared to 44,834 in December 2015 according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.

“With respect to Toronto housing starts, last year’s momentum continued throughout January,” said Dana Senagama, CMHC Principal Market Analyst for the GTA. “Low inventory in the resale market and increased new home sales over the past couple of years led to stronger starts of both low and high-rise units.”

CMHC uses the trend measure as a complement to the monthly SAAR of housing starts to account for considerable swings in monthly estimates and obtain a complete picture of the state of the housing market. In some situations, analysing only SAAR data can be misleading in some markets, as they are largely driven by the multiples segment of the markets which can be quite variable from one month to the next.

The standalone monthly SAAR was 25,329 units in January, up from 24,732 units in December. The increase was the result of greater apartment starts.

Construction of 725 new apartment units within the City of Toronto meant it recorded the highest number of starts within the GTA. Brampton recorded the next highest number of starts comprising mostly single-detached and row units. This was followed by Milton, where apartment construction was robust.

Preliminary Housing Starts data is also available in English and French at the following link: Preliminary Housing Starts Tables.

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Additional data is available upon request.

Preliminary Housing Start Data
January 2016
Toronto CMA1December 2015January 2016
Trend244,83445,114
SAAR24,73225,329
January 2015January 2016
Actual
January — Single-detached440643
January — Multiples2,5341,200
January — Total2,9741,843

Source: CMHC
1 Census Metropolitan Area
2 The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR).
Detailed data available upon request

Preliminary Actual Housing Start Data by Type
January 2015-2016
Toronto CMASingleSemiRowAptTotal
2014201520142015201420152014201520142015
List of Sub- markets
Pickering8--------------8--
Ajax41----7------111
Uxbridge21------------21
Vaughan2610----35--350--41110
Markham916------------916
Richmond Hill310----196----2216
Whitchurch-Stouffville61------9----610
Aurora1533------------1533
Newmarket--11----23----62317
King Township2912----4------3312
East Gwillimbury222------------222
Georgina Township740----12------1940
Toronto City4467--2--121,7827251,826806
Mississauga171782--14----2533
Brampton771352820--94138--243249
Caledon3523--22816----6341
Town of Mono--------------------
Orangeville66----5------116
Oakville17144----113115--43175
Milton4744----619--13553198
Halton Hills416------------416
New Tecumseth204728262750----75123
Bradford West Gwillimbury517220611----1348
Total Toronto CMA Starts44064366721832622,2858662,9741,843

Source: CMHC

Preliminary Actual Housing Start Data by Type
Year to Date / 2015-2016
Toronto CMASingleSemiRowAptTotal
2014201520142015201420152014201520142015
List of Sub- markets
Pickering8--------------8--
Ajax41----7------111
Uxbridge21------------21
Vaughan2610----35--350--41110
Markham916------------916
Richmond Hill310----196----2216
Whitchurch-Stouffville61------9----610
Aurora1533------------1533
Newmarket--11----23----62317
King Township2912----4------3312
East Gwillimbury222------------222
Georgina Township740----12------1940
Toronto City4467--2--121,7827251,826806
Mississauga171782--14----2533
Brampton771352820--94138--243249
Caledon3523--22816----6341
Town of Mono--------------------
Orangeville66----5------116
Oakville17144----113115--43175
Milton4744----619--13553198
Halton Hills416------------416
New Tecumseth204728262750----75123
Bradford West Gwillimbury517220611----1348
Total Toronto CMA Starts44064366721832622,2858662,9741,843

Source: CMHC

Date Published: February 8, 2016