Housing

Homes are pictured in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Councillors in Vancouver have unanimously backed a motion from Mayor Kennedy Stewart to hike the city’s empty homes tax to five per cent of a property’s assessed value, effective next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver council hiking empty homes tax to 5 per cent of assessed value in 2023

City hiking empty homes tax to five per cent of a property’s assessed value, effective next year

 

A tradesperson stands atop a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Census shows apartment growth, but supply remains the main issue in B.C.: experts

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more storeys, make up 10.9 per cent of all dwellings in B.C.

 

Nearly 8,500 homes were declared vacant or underused in Vancouver after the submission deadline passed for the debut of the city’s empty homes tax. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver mayor aims to increase empty homes tax to fund affordable housing

Decision to triple the empty homes tax rate in 2020 has brought in about $32 million

 

A firefighter on a ladder truck directs water on a four-alarm fire burning at a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Vancouver’s fire chief says some people remained unaccounted for as crews fought a fire inside a four-storey residential building in the city’s Gastown neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Officials working to find housing for 144 people displaced by fire in Vancouver

Buildings included housing for some of the city’s lowest-income residents

A firefighter on a ladder truck directs water on a four-alarm fire burning at a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Vancouver’s fire chief says some people remained unaccounted for as crews fought a fire inside a four-storey residential building in the city’s Gastown neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Budget 2022: Feds add measures to curb speculation as housing supply gets $10B boost

Plans rely heavily on cooperation with other levels of government and on the private sector

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Copies of the 2022 federal budget are seen in the media lockup, ahead of the tabling of the federal budget, in Ottawa, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Budget 2022: Liberals devote $4.3 billion to Indigenous housing needs

Budget also addresses ongoing search for unmarked graves at the former sites of residential schools

Copies of the 2022 federal budget are seen in the media lockup, ahead of the tabling of the federal budget, in Ottawa, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

Housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Liberal MP for York South-Weston Ahmed Hussen rises during question period on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

With marching orders, federal housing minister looks to tamp down on investment homes

With marching orders, federal housing minister looks to tamp down on investment homes

Liberal MP for York South-Weston Ahmed Hussen rises during question period on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Housing sales to moderate in 2022, but prices to remain high: CREA

Housing sales to moderate in 2022, but prices to remain high: CREA

A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts in November climbs to 301,279

Annual pace of urban starts rose 29 per cent in November

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A new townhouse complex is under construction in Toronto on Thursday, November 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A new townhouse complex is under construction in Toronto on Thursday, November 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A home is under construction in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

CMHC has projects underway to help build greener housing in Canada

CMHC has projects underway to help build greener housing in Canada

A home is under construction in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
New homes are built in a housing development in the west-end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts in Canada slowed in September

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts in Canada slowed in September

New homes are built in a housing development in the west-end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west-end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian housing market moves from moderate to high degree of vulnerability: CMHC

Canadian housing market moves from moderate to high degree of vulnerability: CMHC

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west-end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west-end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in July fell compared with June. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts in Canada slowed in July

Annual pace of starts fell to 272,176 units

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west-end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in July fell compared with June. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Houses under construction in Toronto on Friday, June 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts rose 3.2 per cent in May compared with April

Starts for apartments, condos and other multiple-unit housing projects rose

Houses under construction in Toronto on Friday, June 26, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan says planning the integrated shelter requires a collaborative process between the province and the city. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer MLAs waiting for location options for permanent shelter from city

City council discuss shelter, but resolutions confidential

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan says planning the integrated shelter requires a collaborative process between the province and the city. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bidding wars, record prices, viewing lineups: Halifax’s housing market heats up

Bidding wars, record prices, viewing lineups: Halifax’s housing market heats up