Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

January 11, 2011 08:15 ET

Barrie Starts Close 2010 Higher

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released preliminary fourth quarter 2010 new home construction figures for the Barrie Census Metropolitan Area(1) (CMA) today. Builders started 263 homes in the most recent quarter, up from the 180 starts in the fourth quarter of 2009. Single-detached homes represent a significant portion of new construction followed by row homes and apartments. There were four semi-detached starts this quarter.

To view the graph associated with this release, please visit: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cmbar111.pdf

"Single-detached homes remain an important presence in Barrie's new housing market," commented CMHC's Barrie Market Analyst, Edgard Navarrete. "But, the share of row homes in total new construction increased this year. After pausing last year, demand for this more affordable housing option was higher than usual this year," added Navarrete. 

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.

To view the table associated with this release, please visit: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/hcbar111.pdf

For more information, visit www.cmhc.ca or call 1 800 668-2642.

Aussi disponible en français

(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.

Contact Information

  • For additional information please contact/Pour obteni
    de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :
    Barrie: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Edgard Navarrete
    (416) 218-3329
    enavarre@cmhc.ca
    or
    En Français: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    David Lan
    (519) 873-2426
    dlan@schl.ca
    or
    Ontario: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Ted Tsiakopoulos
    (416) 218-3407
    ttsiakop@cmhc.ca
    or
    Canada: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Charles Sauriol
    (613) 748-2799
    Mobile: (613) 316-2949
    csauriol@cmhc.ca