Third in (what I hope) will be a series on population growth, migration, and what’s going on with Ontario’s housing market.

TL;DR: Ontario’s population grew rapidly between 2015–19. While ‘increased immigration targets’ are cited as the primary factor, they only contributed about 15–20% of Ontario’s increased population growth.

I feel…

Playing around, and getting some help, with some census data.

TL;DR: The percentage of 25–34-year-olds living with their parents in Ontario communities like London, Guelph, and Barrie rose substantially from 2001 to 2016. Yet the proportion stayed relatively steady in other Canadian cities like Montréal, Edmonton, St. John’s, Regina, and…

Nineteenth in (what I hope) will be a series on population growth, migration, and what’s going on with Ontario’s housing market. Previous piece: Ontarians on the Move, 2021 Edition #18 — Ontario’s pre-pandemic housing shortage was a uniquely Ontario problem.

TL;DR version: By examining “primary home maintainer” (PHM) ratios, we…

Mike Moffatt

Senior Director, Smart Prosperity. Assistant Prof, Ivey Business School. Exhausted but happy Dad of 2 wonderful kids with autism. I used to do other stuff.

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