Canadian Cities

Most CMAs Continue to Have Positive Short-Term Expectations: Metropolitan Housing Starts

There are 11 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with positive short- and long-term expectations this month, the same number as last month. These are the CMAs in the up-up quadrant. Only two CMAs have negative short-term expectations. Vancouver is the only one with both negative short- and long-term expectations.

Online experience | 3-min read
June 15, 2021
Focus Area— Canadian Economics

Growth hinges on vaccine roll-out: Major City Insights

In cities across Canada, economic recovery from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic depends largely on the vaccine rollout and containing the spread of the virus. The hardest-hit sectors of the economy—particularly those that depend on people gathering in public—will take longer to recover.

Online experience  | 8-min read
June 8, 2021
Focus Area— Canadian Economics

Sustainable cities face very real challenges in a post-pandemic world. The essential objective for sustainable mobility remains unchanged: weaken the dependency of our cities on the personal automobile. COVID-19 has changed consumer behaviour, and a national active transportation strategy should build on the momentum generated during the pandemic and extend networks into neglected communities.

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Issue briefing  | 15-min read
June 2, 2021
Focus Area—Sustainability