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Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities

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May 15, 2018
Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities

Barriers to increasing housing supply, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in Canadian cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities” authors Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge calculate that the extra costs on new housing range from an average $229,000 in the eight most restrictive cities to $600,000 in Vancouver. 

Author(s):

Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research
Benjamin Dachis
Vincent Thivierge, Former Researcher at the C.D. Howe Institute, current PhD Student at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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