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Housing Starts and Completions

 Measuring Stages of Construction

Housing starts and completions data measures new units at the first and final stages of construction. The data is a useful measure of development activity, but does not include the financial worth of new development.

Single and Multiple Unit Starts

A new house or structure with multiple units is considered a housing start when 100 per cent of the concrete foundation is in place.

Single Unit Completions

A new house is considered a housing completion when the house is 90 per cent complete.

Multiple Unit Completions

A structure with multiple units is considered a housing completion when 90 per cent of its units are ready for occupancy.

Starts and Completions Data

We receive housing starts and completions data for the GTA and surrounding regions on a monthly basis from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Data tables for Peel, it’s area municipalities, and the GTA can be found on our Open Data site under Economic Activity.

 Other Resources

CMHC Housing Market Information Portal

The Housing Market Information Portal offers easy-to-use access to the latest, and most authoritative, housing market data. It is possible to access data for Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, down to the Census Tract level.

CMHC Canadian Housing Observer Interactive Local Data Tables

Interactive local data tables include over 160 municipalities, including Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. This information is easily exportable and includes data dating back to 2010.

Building Permits

The monetary value and the number of residential units created from issued building permits.



Please send comments and questions to:

Peel Data Centre
Region of Peel
Digital and Information Services,
Information Management Division
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 6th Flr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9