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Growth Trends Review


The Growth Trends Review Report 2018 is available online or from the Planning Services Department directly.

The report identifies emerging development-related issues and trends within the Municipality of Clarington. Building permit activity and other related data are used as indicators of housing and employment activity within Clarington, the level of local investment, and economic performance.

Clarington’s total building permit value increased by 11.3 per cent from $379.6 million in 2017 to $422.6 million in 2018. Residential building permit values rose by four per cent in 2018, from $330.3 million to $343.4 million. The value of non-residential building permits in 2018 increased by 60.3 per cent from $49.4 million to $79.1 million.


  • Clarington made up 20.5 per cent of Durham Region’s total building permit value in 2018, an increase of over six per cent from 2017.
  • Clarington contributed approximately one-quarter of the total residential permit value in Durham Region in 2018.
  • In 2018, the total value of building permits in the Region of Durham was $2.06 billion, an increase of 98 million from the previous year.

Several projects are contributing to the additional housing growth in Clarington including:

  • Highway 407 extension and the construction of Highway 418, linking the 407 to Highway 401
  • Refurbishment of the reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station; and the recent announcement of the OPG offices moving to Clarington
  • The GO Transit Lakeshore East line extension to Bowmanville
  • The Toyota Eastern Parts Distribution Plant
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