Winnipeg building permits increase 15 per cent year to date

Winnipeg building permits (WCA)

The Winnipeg Construction Association (WCA) reports that overall, building permits have incerased by 15 per cent year to date (January 1 to March 31) to $747.2 million from $647.6 million for the first three months of 2016.

“While construction starts in the non-residential sector are down about 13 per cent compared to the same point at 2016, total construction starts are up over 15 per cent across the industry, largely fuelled by a 77 per cent increase in multiple family residential starts,” the WCA said in its report.

Permits declined in industrial and institutional construction.


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