Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

September 09, 2010 08:15 ET

August Housing Starts Down in Windsor

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2010) - According to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), housing starts in the Windsor Census Metropolitan Area1 (CMA) totaled 50 units in August, down slightly from the 54 units started in August 2009.

"This minor slowdown was to be expected," said Margot Stevenson, Market Analyst for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. "Until August, housing starts had been up from a year ago in every month of 2010, and on a year-to-date basis starts in Windsor are 74 per cent ahead of their 2009 level," added Stevenson.

Single-detached homes represented the majority of all starts in the Windsor area in August 2010. They reached 39 units, unchanged from August 2009. Construction also began on four semi-detached homes and seven townhomes. Year-to-date, builders started 305 single- detached homes, 14 semi-detached homes, 47 townhouse units and 16 apartment units in the Windsor CMA, up 74 per cent from the same period in 2009.

As Canada's national housing agency, CMHC draws on more than 60 years of experience to help Canadians access a variety of quality, environmentally sustainable and affordable homes. CMHC also provides reliable, impartial and up-to-date housing market reports, analysis and knowledge to support and assist consumers and the housing industry in making vital decisions. For more information, visit www.cmhc.ca or call 1 800 668-2642.

1 Statistics Canada defines a census metropolitan area (CMA) as one or more adjacent municipalities integrated with an urban core. A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more must live in the urban core

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HOUSING STARTS - WINDSOR CMA       
YEAR-OVER-YEAR COMPARISON - MONTH OF AUGUST AND YEAR-TO-DATE       
             
  Single Semi TH Apt Total % Chg
Amherstburg            
  Aug '10 6 0 0 0 6 N/A
  Aug '09 1 0 0 0 1  
LaSalle            
  Aug '10 12 0 3 0 15 36.4%
  Aug '09 9 2 0 0 11  
Windsor City            
  Aug '10 10 4 4 0 18 5.9%
  Aug '09 11 0 6 0 17  
Tecumseh Town            
  Aug '10 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
  Aug '09 1 0 0 0 1  
Lakeshore Town            
  Aug '10 11 0 0 0 11 -54.2%
  Aug '09 17 0 7 0 24  
WINDSOR CMA            
  Aug '10 39 4 7 0 50 -7.4%
  Aug '09 39 2 13 0 54  
             
             
  Single Semi TH Apt Total % Chg
Amherstburg            
  YTD '10 37 0 7 16 60 200.0%
  YTD '09 16 0 4 0 20  
LaSalle            
  YTD '10 73 2 14 0 89 85.4%
  YTD '09 44 4 0 0 48  
Windsor City            
  YTD '10 115 12 19 0 146 92.1%
  YTD '09 50 2 20 4 76  
Tecumseh Town            
  YTD '10 10 0 0 0 10 25.0%
  YTD '09 8 0 0 0 8  
Lakeshore Town            
  YTD '10 70 0 7 0 77 13.2%
  YTD '09 50 0 18 0 68  
WINDSOR CMA            
  YTD '10 305 14 47 16 382 73.6%
  YTD '09 168 6 42 4 220  

Source: CMHC

Contact Information

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Margot Stevenson
    (519) 873-2407
    mstevens@cmhc.ca
    or
    En francais:
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    David Lan
    (519) 873-2426
    dlan@schl.ca
    or
    For Ontario housing starts:
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Ted Tsiakopoulos
    (416) 218-3407
    ttsiakop@cmhc.ca
    or
    For Canada housing starts:
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Charles Sauriol
    (613) 748-2799
    csauriol@cmhc.ca