Why Demand is More Important Than Supply in Canada’s Housing Affordability Crisis

We return to our semi-regular feature, Move Smartly ideas, where Urmi and John unpack and discuss some of the bigger issues impacting the housing market in Toronto and Canada.

This week, I talk to John about the big ‘demand side’ numbers we should know in Canadian housing, with plenty of charts and detailed explanations, including:

  • How Canada’s population growth impacts our housing market and affordability issues and why we can’t ‘build our way’ out of the problem
  • Why investor demand is hard to measure and why it is of particular importance to the market

How to Watch/Listen:

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  • Go to our Move Smartly podcast to hear this episode when it become available on (new episodes go live each Tuesday) - click to listen here 


About The Show

The Move Smartly show is co-hosted by John Pasalis, President and Broker of Realosophy Realty, and Urmi Desai, Editor of Move Smartly. MoveSmartly.com and its media channels on YouTube and various podcast platforms are powered by Realosophy Realty in Toronto, Canada.

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Urmi Desai is Founding Editor at Move Smartly, a leader in Toronto real estate news & analysis, and is Realosophy Realty's Chief Content Officer with responsibility for Realosophy.com and all consumer education and tools.

Urmi holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Trade Economics) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

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