Contractors noticing reno ebb

Contractors are seeing signs that the pandemic boom in reno projects may be subsiding, The Globe and Mail reports. “I noted a slowdown starting in last fall, into a complete dead zone in December and January,” Toronto’s Troy Barnes told the paper.

Other contractors are seeing jobs getting smaller or being cancelled outright. Realtor Nasma Ali is used to being asked for contractor recommendations but those requests have dried up. “The contractors we know are booked up a few months, but after that they don’t have anything,” she said. “Those projects are probably people who booked them last year.”