Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

December 13, 2011 08:15 ET

Thunder Bay Vacancy Rate Inches Down

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Fall Rental Market Survey for Thunder Bay, the vacancy rate fell to 1.7 per cent in October 2011, compared to 2.2 per cent in October 2010. Fixed sample two bedroom rents increased by 2.9 per cent, up from 2.4 per cent in 2009-2010.

"Factors exerting downward pressure on vacancies include reduced first time homebuyer activity, some employment growth in the services sector and full-time category. Improved enrolment at Lakehead University and Confederation College also contributed to the downward pressure on vacancy rates," noted Warren Philp, Northern Ontario Market Analyst at CMHC's Thunder Bay Office.

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Contact Information

  • Thunder Bay:
    Warren Philp
    Northern Ontario Market Analyst
    (807) 343-2016

    En francais:
    Sandra Perez-Torres
    Senior Market Analyst
    (613) 748-5120