Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts slowed in June.
The national housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts fell 1.5% to 282,070 units in June compared with 286,296 in May.
The annual pace of urban starts fell 1.8% in June to 251,190 as the pace of starts for apartments, condos and other types of multiple-unit housing projects rose 0.6% to 191,085.
Starts of single-detached urban homes fell 8.5% to 60,105.
CMHC estimated rural starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 30,880 units.
The six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 293,567 in June, up from 284,837 in May.