NOVEMBER 2017 – BUILDING PERMITS UPDATE
Central Ontario’s total ICI permit values increased by 10% compared to 2016’s third quarter. Institutional permit values in the third quarter are up by 54% year-over-year, while industrial permit values increased by 45%. Both sectors also had significant increases in this year’s second quarter. In the third quarter, the industrial increase was driven by the Kitchener-Waterloo area, while Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula led the institutional rise. Commercial permit values in Central Ontario declined by 22% compared to Q3 2016. Central Ontario’s commercial decline was driven by a 60% drop in Kitchener-Waterloo’s commercial permit values. In the Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula area, commercial permit values in the third quarter increased by 73%.
The Central Region includes: Waterloo Region, Guelph, Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Barrie, and Peterborough
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS)
180 Attwell Drive, Suite 360, Toronto, ON M9W 6A9
P 416.620.5210 ext. 241