Canadian housing starts rise 8%, beating expectations
Growth largely drive by multi-unit developments
Canada’s housing supply shortage received some relief in February as the country’s housing starts rose in February.
Standalone housing starts in February came out to 247,256 units, up eight per cent from 229,185 units in January and beating analyst expectations, according to data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Urban housing starts rose by 10 per cent to 222,563 units last month, largely driven by 13 per cent growth in the multi-unit segment to 161,912 units.