While it's becoming more and more difficult to find an apartment in Montreal, the (kinda) good news is that we're still not as expensive as our neighbours to the west.\nAccording to Rentals.ca July rental report, Toronto is the most expensive city to rent an apartment. On average, renters will pay on average $2,266 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.\nOf the 33 cities listed, Montreal comes in as the 15th most affordable, costing renters an average of $1,285 for the same type of space.\nStill, yikes.\nVancouver comes in a close second behind Toronto with rentals at $1,990.\nWith average costs on the upswing across Canada, it's no wonder that over 44% of Canadians can't afford their rent.\nAverage rents in Ontario continued to outpace other major provinces in Canada. Check out our Rent Report feature on @TorontoStar: https://t.co/XWglCG2vVz via @emmarosesandri with data and findings from @Rentalsdotca and @BullpenConsult pic.twitter.com/Ocdp79ZoVo— Rentals.ca (@Rentalsdotca) June 28, 2019\nWhat's even worse is the average size of apartments across the country is going down. In October of last year, the average size was just over 1,010 square feet, they're now at approximately 933 square feet.\nSo we're all paying more for a lot less.\nREAD MORE: The Quebec Government Finally Released A New Flood Risk Map & It's Looking Pretty Grim For Montreal\nIt's great that Montreal hasn't hit Toronto levels yet, but with vacancy rates dropping to a record 1.9%, the influx into non-permanent residents and the ever-popular Airbnbs, it's still worrisome for most of us.\nMontreal has also "re-claimed the top spot" for the crown of Canada's tightest housing market. Not quite the crown you want for your city.\nMontreal re-claims top spot in Scotiabank Economics' housing market tightness rankings according to #CREA data for June 2019, home sales fall back in Toronto and Vancouver after strong gains in May #realestate— Scotiabank Economics (@ScotiaEconomics) July 15, 2019\nAnd let's not forget, Montreal is one of the fastest-growing cities in North America...just a few spots behind, you guessed it, Toronto.\nREAD ALSO: The Quebec Government Finally Released A New Flood Risk Map & It's Looking Pretty Grim For Montreal\nDoes anyone else remember the good ole days of Montreal apartments when renters had an abundance of choices and rents you wanted to brag about to your non-Montreal friends?