The index rose 0.2 percent on a monthly basis, Statistics Canada said today in a statement, following a 0.3 percent increase in March. Economists predicted a 0.3 percent monthly gain, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey with 11 responses.
The price of new homes increased 0.3 percent in Toronto and the neighboring suburb of Oshawa, the agency said.
From a year earlier, new home prices increased 2.5 percent in April, according to the report.
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