Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

December 08, 2010 08:15 ET

November Housing Starts Up in Windsor

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - According to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), housing starts in the Windsor Census Metropolitan Area1 (CMA) totaled 66 units in November, up three per cent from the 64 units started in November 2009. 

"After a lull at mid-year, starts have picked up again," said Margot Stevenson, Market Analyst for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. "On a year-to-date basis, starts in Windsor are 57 per cent ahead of their 2009 level, reflecting the brightening local outlook" added Stevenson.

Single-detached homes represented the majority of all starts in the Windsor area in November 2010. They totaled 44 units, down 10 per cent from November 2009. Construction also began on six semi-detached homes and 16 townhomes. Year-to-date, builders started 426 single-detached homes, 26 semi-detached homes, 77 townhouse units and 22 apartment units in the Windsor CMA. 

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 or call 1 800 668-2642.

1Statistics 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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Contact Information

  • For additional information please contact/
    Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements,
    veuillez communiquer avec :
    Margot Stevenson
    (519) 873-2407
    En francais: David Lan
    (519) 873-2426
    For Ontario housing starts: Ted Tsiakopoulos
    (416) 218-3407
    For Canada housing starts: Charles Sauriol
    (613) 748-2799