Latest News

Building permit values down from 2015

Numbers down 65 per cent across country

The value of building permits in the Oshawa area for June was less than half what it was a year earlier.

According to new numbers from Statistics Canada, the Oshawa census metropolitan area – which also includes Whitby and Clarington – saw 190 residential building permits valued at approximately $55.7 million issued in June. This is a decrease of approximately 65 per cent from the year before, when 645 residential build permits valued at approximately $159.3 million were issued.

The Oshawa area saw a month-to-month decrease as well, with May 2016 seeing 339 residential building permits valued at just under $75 million being issued.

The majority of June’s permits were for singles – 80 – and row houses – 85.

Across the country, the number and value of residential building permits were down, going to 17,453 permits valued at $4.17 billion in June from 18,805 permits valued at $4.27 billion the month before.

The June numbers were also a decrease from the year before, with June 2015 seeing 20,068 residential building permits valued at $4.62 billion.