Metro Vancouver saw a record number of housing starts in 2019: CMHC

Jan 9 2020, 2:35 pm

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s tally for 2019 shows the year saw a record number of residential housing starts in Metro Vancouver, with 28,141 starts recorded.

Throughout 2019, there were 3,426 starts for single-family dwellings, 530 starts for semi-detached dwellings, 2,684 starts for rowhouses, and 21,321 starts for apartments. The housing starts for 2019 also include 6,727 units for the rental market.

It surpasses the previous record of 27,914 starts the region experienced in 2016, when housing market conditions were considerably better.

Here is how some of the key municipalities and jurisdictions performed in 2019:

  • Vancouver: 6,823
    • Single-family dwellings: 1,090
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 190
    • Rowhouses: 39
    • Apartments: 5,504
  • Surrey: 4,312
    • Single-family dwellings: 975
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 40
    • Rowhouses: 897
    • Apartments: 2,400
  • Burnaby: 4,411
    • Single-family dwellings: 146
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 48
    • Rowhouses: 22
    • Apartments: 4,195
  • Richmond: 2,088
    • Single-family dwellings: 184
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 40
    • Rowhouses: 225
    • Apartments: 1,639
  • Langley Township: 2,019
    • Single-family dwellings: 258
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 36
    • Rowhouses: 375
    • Apartments: 1,350
  • Langley City: 542
    • Single-family dwellings: 7
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 0
    • Rowhouses: 91
    • Apartments: 444
  • Delta: 577
    • Single-family dwellings: 196
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 36
    • Rowhouses: 151
    • Apartments: 194
  • New Westminster: 178
    • Single-family dwellings: 66
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 14
    • Rowhouses: 55
    • Apartments: 43
  • North Vancouver City: 842
    • Single-family dwellings: 28
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 20
    • Rowhouses: 88
    • Apartments: 706
  • North Vancouver District: 879
    • Single-family dwellings: 54
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 6
    • Rowhouses: 47
    • Apartments: 772
  • Maple Ridge: 625
    • Single-family dwellings: 119
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 14
    • Rowhouses: 309
    • Apartments: 183
  • Coquitlam: 1,668
    • Single-family dwellings: 140
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 32
    • Rowhouses: 239
    • Apartments: 1,257
  • Port Coquitlam: 436
    • Single-family dwellings: 33
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 2
    • Rowhouses: 23
    • Apartments: 378
  • Port Moody: 941
    • Single-family dwellings: 10
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 2
    • Rowhouses: 49
    • Apartments: 880
  • West Vancouver: 339
    • Single-family dwellings: 47
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 4
    • Rowhouses: 0
    • Apartments: 288
  • White Rock: 417
    • Single-family dwellings: 27
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 2
    • Rowhouses: 0
    • Apartments: 388
  • UBC and University Endowment Lands: 638
    • Single-family dwellings: 3
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 0
    • Rowhouses: 33
    • Apartments: 602
  • First Nations (Vancouver reserves): 208
    • Single-family dwellings: 0
    • Semi-detached dwellings: 0
    • Rowhouses: 115
    • Apartments: 93
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