Foreign buyer taxes saw Montreal overtake Toronto and Vancouver to become the top Canadian real estate market for Chinese buyers in 2017, reports Global News (4 July 2018). According to leading Chinese global real estate platform, Chinese investor interest for Montreal increased as much as 84.5% and 43.4% in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Juwai data further revealed that Chinese homebuyers enquired close to $1.45 billion worth of Canadian homes last year.