Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

March 08, 2011 08:15 ET

CMHC: Thunder Bay Starts Slow in February

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Starts activity slowed in February with only one single-detached unit breaking ground according to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Year-to-date single-detached starts now sit at seven units, even with last year's count for the same period.

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"Singles starts came in at slightly below the ten year average for the month," observed Warren Philp, Northern Ontario Market Analyst with CMHC. "While year-to-date singles are unchanged from last year, two semi-detached units had started in February 2010 that leave total starts two units behind the same two months last year," concluded Philp.

URBAN HOUSING STARTS
FEBRUARY
  Single Family Semis, Rows, Condos and Apartments Total
  2010 2011 % chg 2010 2011 % chg 2010 2011 % chg
Thunder Bay 3 1 -66.7 2 0 -100.0 5 1 -80.0
 
YEAR-TO-DATE: JANUARY TO FEBRUARY
  Single Family Semis, Rows, Condos and Apartments Total
  2010 2011 % chg 2010 2010 2011 2010 2011 % chg
Thunder Bay 7 7 -- 2 0 -100.0 9 7 -22.2
Source: CMHC

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Our next Housing Starts press release will be March, 2011, coming on April 8, 2011. CMHC's national web-site is located at www.cmhc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Thunder Bay: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Warren Philp
    (807) 343-2016
    wphilp@cmhc.ca
    or
    En francais: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Sandra Perez-Torres
    (613) 748-5120
    sperezto@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
    csauriol@cmhc.ca
    www.cmhc.ca