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Old Posted Dec 7, 2021, 4:38 PM
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Originally Posted by OldDartmouthMark View Post
Which sounds like a higher number than new dwellings being built, though presumably there will be 2 - 5 people per dwelling. I'm guessing the city needs to add between 200 - 500 new places for people to live per month?
I'm not sure if it's still happening but household sizes were shrinking for a long time too, so it's possible there would be a demand for more housing units even if the population weren't growing.

Another aspect is the size of new units. Around here "1 unit" may be a 2,000 square foot house (rare) or a 500 square foot condo (common). In Halifax the construction is mostly multi-unit too. A good metric would be something like amount of living space per person. I would guess that Canadian cities are not growing the amount of space per person much.
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