There were 330 condominium starts in October 2011 compared with 25 last year, according to numbers from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Overall starts increased to 602, from 414, in the same time period. But year-to-date numbers declined to 4,678, six per cent off the 4,976 starts seen by this time in 2010.
"Condominium apartment construction activity gained momentum in October, confirming CMHC's expectation of an active year-end as some of the larger development projects in the pipeline materialize," stated Sandra Pérez Torres, CMHC's senior market analyst.
Most residential construction was within the core, the CMHC noted, with 197 new condominium apartment units started in that area.
Other active regions included Nepean and Goulbourn, while slower spots included Kanata and Cumberland.