The 11 national CMAs with the best expectations in both the long and short term included Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Kingston, and Oshawa. The board also saw good long-term prospects in Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg and Victoria.
Of the 27 CMAs surveyed across the country, the board found 19 had positive short-term expectations.
Out west, four of eight markets in Western Canada have negative short-term expectations for housing starts.
Saint John, Trois-Rivieres and London were the only three markets where expectations were down for both the short and long term.
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