Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
There's plenty of room to grow upwards by adding more homes within the city’s existing urban footprint.
Vancouver, along with dozens of other cities, is trying to attract Amazon’s second North American headquarters.
It costs an estimated $78,000 per unit to comply with building regulations in Vancouver.
In the Greater Golden Horseshoe, per-unit building costs to comply with regulation amount to nearly $50,000.
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.