On average, it takes one-and-a-half years before builders can break ground in Toronto.
Seattle’s rental vacancy rate jumped to 5.4 per cent—five times that of the GTA.
Brooklyn is as populous as Toronto but less than a third as large geographically.
Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe it takes an average of 18 months to obtain a building permit.
Historically low interest rates have enabled families to more than double their mortgage borrowing power since 2000.
In 2016, average rents in Montreal were $835 a month compared to $1,242 in Toronto and just under $1,300 in Vancouver.
Between 2011 and 2016, the city gained more than 116,000 new residents.