Oshawa smashes 45 year-old building permit record last month

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Published July 22, 2021 at 8:38 pm

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New home construction chugging along at a record pace in Oshawa, with the City setting two records last month.

Oshawa recorded the highest number of building permits issued in June on record with 318, breaking the old mark of 310 set 45 years ago, and also smashed the record for most accessory apartment permits issued with 19, more than doubling the old standard of nine set last year.

Those building permits represented nearly $55.3 million in construction value. Most of that total – $50 million – relates to residential construction.

An additional 387 square meters of new commercial floor space was created in June and there were 150 new residential units built: 91 townhouse homes, 40 single-detached houses and 19 accessory apartments.

Oshawa’s year-to-date total construction value is $305 million which includes residential values of nearly $269 million. The total number of permits issued this year is more than double that of last year.

Oshawa has kept monthly building records since 1965.

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