Housing starts up in March

OTTAWA ― Housing starts seasonally adjusted in March were up 15.8% from 166,290 units in February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Urban starts increased by 17.0% to 178,033 units. The greatest growth was in multiple urban starts, up 18.6% to 135,894 units; single-detached urban starts increased by 12.1% to 42,139 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14,494 units.