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Canadian Housing Statistics Program, 2018

Released: 2019-09-27

The article "Residential property ownership: Real estate holdings by multiple-property owners" is released today as part of the new Housing Statistics in Canada series. The article provides demographic information on people who own more than one residential property, as well as the characteristics of their properties. The article is based on 2018 data from the Canadian Housing Statistics Program.

In 2018, there were 1.2 million multiple-property owners, who together owned 2.1 million properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Multiple-property owners were concentrated in Toronto and Vancouver, were more likely to reside in single-detached houses, and most often owned only one other residential property in addition to their usual place of residence.


The article "Residential property ownership: Real estate holdings by multiple-property owners," part of Housing Statistics in Canada (Catalogue number46280001), is now available.

The infographic "A portrait of residential multiple-property owners, 2018: British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia," part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M), is now available.

The Housing Statistics Portal is also available.

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