“The Victoria Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) housing starts trended higher in August on elevated multi-family construction. A large majority of the starts were in Langford, concentrated in rental projects. Year-to-date starts were up 32% in 2018 from 2017,” said Braden Batch, CMHC’s senior analyst. “The increase in starts was not reflected in the single-detached numbers, which were down 5% year-to-date.”

  • Langford continues to pace Greater Victoria in housing construction, as 387 apartments were started in August of 2018
  • A busy summer construction season continued in Courtenay throughout August, driven mainly by heavy activity in the single-detached market
  • Nanaimo saw 139 apartments break ground in August 2018, as double the amount of housing starts were recorded in August 2018 as August 2017