Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation collects data on housing starts in municipalities with 10,000 or more people. This survey captures most, but not all, housing starts in the GGH. Table 10 shows the data, summarized for the Inner Ring, Outer Ring, and GGH.
From 1999 to 2004, slightly more than half (53.7 percent) of housing starts in the GGH were single detached houses, slightly more than one-fifth (22.1 percent) were apartments, about 10 percent were semi-detached houses, and 15 percent were row houses.
Table 10: Distribution of Housing Starts in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, by Structural Type, 1999 to 2004
Inner Ring (%)
Outer Ring (%)