Housing starts rise in June
OTTAWA -- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of home building increased in June, boosted by a jump in multi-unit projects.
The federal housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts increased to 248,138 units in June, up from 193,902 in May.
The increase came as the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts climbed 29.9 per cent in June to 228,844.
Multiple urban starts increased 46.4 per cent to 172,845, while single-detached urban starts fell 3.5 per cent to 55,999 units.
Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 19,294 units.
The six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates was 222,041 in June, up from 216,701 in May.