Between 2000 and 2016, average mortgage interest rates fell by almost two-thirds.
Between 2011 and 2016, the city gained more than 116,000 new residents.
In the Greater Golden Horseshoe, per-unit building costs to comply with regulation amount to nearly $50,000.
Long and uncertain permit timelines can have led to fewer new housing units being built in Vancouver.
It takes 21 months, on average, for Vancouver to approve housing projects compared to seven months in Burnaby.
Since sprawl is limited, to grow its housing supply, Toronto must build up.
Compliance costs and fees in Toronto are typically more than twice what they are in Hamilton.
To reduce the cost of housing in Vancouver, more units must be built.
Sharing best practices is an easy first step towards a more housing-friendly and affordable Lower Mainland.