Fort Erie experiences record-breaking year for building permits in 2020

FORT ERIE (March 2, 2021) Recently, Town staff published information pertaining to Fort Erie’s subdivision status, building permit activity and by-law statistics for the fourth quarter (Q4) and overall year-end performance in 2020.

Despite the number of permits decreasing from 644 in 2019 to 591 in 2020, 2020 was a record-breaking year with total permit values equalling nearly $129 million. In 2019, the year-end value of permits was about $108 million. 

The residential permit activity for Q4 of 2020 consisted of 65 permits issued for new residential housing valuing about $27 million, with the majority (32%) of permits being issued in the Ridgeway-Thunder Bay area.  

Subdivision and building permit activity is reported to Council on a quarterly-basis. This information helps staff monitor new development and intensification occurring throughout the Town. 

The Town of Fort Erie continues to grow and staff continue to strive to meet the needs of the community. Read the full Development, Building and By-law Report for the fourth quarter of 2020.


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