OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says its price index for new homes rose 0.2 per cent in June, following a 0.3 per cent increase in May.
The largest May-to-June increases came in the southern Ontario region of Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo, where prices rose 1.7 per cent, followed by Winnipeg at 0.7 per cent and Victoria at 0.6 per cent.
On a year-over-year basis, the index was up 2.3 per cent in June, after a 2.4 per cent increase in May.
Toronto and Oshawa again were the driving forces behind this increase, rising 5.0 per cent.
Of the 21 metropolitan regions surveyed, three posted 12-month price declines in June, with Victoria recording the largest decrease at 2.6 per cent.