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source : Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • In 2007, the general vacancy rate in Greater Montreal was 2.9%, slightly higher than the previous year (2.7%). For two-bedroom dwellings, Toronto had the highest vacancy rate (3.2%), followed by Montreal (2.3%), while Calgary (1.5%) and Vancouver (1%) were far behind. 1 2 3
  • In 2007, low-income families were still having difficulty finding adequate housing. The vacancy rates for affordable two- and three-bedroom dwellings (1.7% and 0.5%, respectively) were far below the equilibrium rate of 3%. 4
  • In Greater Montreal, the proportion of home-owner households has increased steadily over the past six years, from 48.4% in 1996 to 50.4% in 2001 and 53.4% in 2006. Between 2001 and 2006, the increase was larger among young households (35 years old or less) than in other age groups. 3 5
  • In 2006, a small proportion of private dwellings (1.6%) had more than one person per room. The corresponding proportions were higher in Toronto (3.7%) and Vancouver (2.8%). 6
  • In 2006, 54.1% of residential structures on the island were apartment buildings less than five storeys high; single-family dwellings accounted for 19%; duplexes, for 13.5%; and apartment buildings more than five storeys high, for 12.9%. 7

Sources:
1 Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, Housing Market Information: Rental Market Statistics; 2006 data: Tables 9 and 10, pp. 27 and 28; 2007
2 Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, Housing Market Information: Rental Market Statistics; 2006 data: Tables 8, 9 and 10, pp. 28-30; 2007
3 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Le marché de l’habitation. Rapport sur le marché locatif. RMR de Montréal, 2007.
4 Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, “La disponibilité des logements locatifs dans le Grand Montréal : un équilibre fragile.” Perspective Grand Montréal, Vol. 2, No. 3, May 2008.
5 1996 data: Statistics Canada, Community Profiles 1996, Family and Dwellings Statistics; 2001 data: Statistics Canada, Faits saillants pour la communauté de Montréal, statistique sur les familles et logements.
6 Statistics Canada, Census Trends: Census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations (table). 2006 Census. Cat. No. 92-596-XWE. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2007.
7 Ville de Montréal, Recensement 2006: Profil sociodémographique – Agglomération de Montréal, June 2008.