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Building Permits

Key Highlights

  • The total value of building permits issued in January – September 2019 was $3.13 billion, the highest in four years.
  • Higher value of total building permits (building intentions) occurred throughout 2019 and suggest that building activities in Peel will remain positive in upcoming periods.

At $3.13 billion, the total value of building permits issued in Peel in January – September 2019 was 32.3 per cent higher than the amount recorded in the same period in 2018.

It was also the highest value recorded for a January – September period since 2015.

Permits by Sub-Sector

The increase in the total value of building permits issued in Peel in January – September 2019 was the result of growth in both the residential and non-residential sub-sectors.

The total value of residential building permits increased by 27.8 per cent to $1.90 billion, the highest in four years.

At $1.22 billion, the total value of non-residential building permits increased year-over-year by 39.8 per cent to establish a new record high.

Permits by Municipality

The City of Brampton led growth, more than doubling its total value of building permits issued in January – September 2019.

The changes relative to January – September 2018 by local municipalities were as follows:

Differing performances among Peel’s municipalities resulted in significant shifts in the municipal shares of the total building permits issued between the first nine months of 2018 and 2019, as follows: