The Montréal, QC, area saw the highest level ever of residential construction for the month of October with close to 3,500 housing units started.
Meanwhile, total housing starts in Toronto, ON’s census metropolitan area trended lower in October, with the most pronounced declines occurring in single-detached home and apartment starts.
All five main areas of the Montréal CMA contributed to the increase.
The Island of Montréal and Vaudreuil-Soulanges shared the lead, as sales in both these areas grew by 11 per cent compared to October of last year.
Housing starts has been slowing down in Calgary, AB, the last couple of months, while in Vancouver, BC, they have reached a 12-month high.
The standalone monthly SAAR of housing starts for all areas in Canada was 222,771 units in October, up from 219,293 units in September.
Knauf Insulation North America (KINA) has partnered with Sustainable Minds (SM) to launch a project builder/configurator and library function within the ‘SM Transparency Catalog.’ SM is a provider of environmental product transparency applications, data, and services to help product manufacturers design and market greener products.
Sales of single-family homes grew by three per cent.
For the month, the number of active listings (25,314) was down 12 per cent compared to October of last year.
The partnership will allow KINA to simplify the process of researching and specifying its insulation products for buildings that meet today’s most stringent green building rating systems.
KINA has listed 17 of its glass mineral wool insulation products across five CSI Master Format Divisions in the SM Transparency Catalog. (FBM), a specialty distributor of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, and mechanical insulation, has acquired Del-Pro Building Supplies, Inc. Del-Pro is an independent distributor of wallboard, steel framing, insulation, basement blanket, and spray foam products that was founded in 2012.