Building permits show dramatic rebound from 2009; residential construction doubles, 80 laneway houses built

With city finance officials already beginning the 2011 budget preparations, these end-of-June building permit stats will be good news: residential construction has nearly doubled this year over the same period last year to $437 million.

A new category this year is laneway housing. Eighty have been issued permits, 17 in the last month alone.  Total value of that construction is $7.7 million.