housing supply

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Empty house tax fails to meaningfully increase housing availability in Vancouver

The Agricultural Land Reserve accounts for 22 per cent of the land in Metro Vancouver.


11:03AM
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Condo booms still aren’t enough to satisfy housing demand

Between 2010 and 2019, home prices increased by 111 per cent in Toronto and 82 per cent in Vancouver.


11:59AM
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U.S. cities increase affordability while housing costs rise in Canada’s major centres

In some Canadian cities, housing costs grew more than 50 per cent faster than incomes.


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Perverse incentives may help erode housing affordability

Rising incomes and low interest rates have generated tremendous demand for housing across the country.


10:28AM
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To help soften COVID recession, cities should build more homes

Cities that build more homes when they’re most needed tend to see less home-price volatility.


10:20AM
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Two proposed projects—one in Ontario, one in B.C.—throw renters a lifeline

In the greater Toronto and Vancouver areas, rents keep rising and rental vacancies remain low.


1:45PM
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Vancouver’s latest policy on rental development—big bang, or more timid tinkering?

The more floors allowed in new projects, the more feasible they become.


11:49AM
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How Ottawa can tackle the housing shortage

The federal government recently committed $1.37 billion to two major rapid transit projects in Metro Vancouver.