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COMM 1113- Building Renovation

Market Trend Reports

BuildForce Canada's annual Forecast Summary Reports have a wealth of data on the renovation sector.

Statistics Canada provides tables and reports on the renovation sector:

The Banks regularly publish reports and surveys on the Renovation Sector. 


Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles

Market Trend Suggestions

  • Aging in Place
  • Laneway Housing/Secondary Suites
  • Energy-Efficient Retrofits
  • Flipping Houses
  • Smart Homes
  • Green Roofs
  • Upcycling/Recycling
  • Green Demolition
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Green Materials
  • Heritage Home Renovation


Market Information - Library Databases

CBCA Complete (including CBCA Business) and Canadian Newsstand (access to Canadian newspapers online) are excellent sources for stories on the renovation sector in Canada, Ontario, and Toronto.  The newspapers report regularly on statistics and market trend reports in the renovation sector. CBCA also has newswire services that pick up surveys and reports on the renovation sector from Canadian banks and real estate firms.

For general trends in the industry, try the Library's main search page. 


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Search on a specific trend such as:  ('living in place" or "aging in place") 

or for general trends try:  (remodel* or renovat*) and (trends or top ten) and (residential or home or dwelling)