This apartment-hunting season is set to be more difficult than ever — and not just because of the pandemic. Unlike in other Canadian cities, apartments in Montreal have seen average rents soar, according to a recent report by Rentals.ca.
That might be why the core of the Montreal area is losing so many people to the outer suburbs.
Then there's the fact that many Montreal neighbourhoods are undergoing a rapid transformation thanks to new development.
To help give you a sense of where the rental market stands, we've listed below six apartments currently for rent for around $1,000 per month.
This list is meant to serve as an example — a snapshot of apartments for rent right now across the city.
These listings will likely disappear once landlords find suitable tenants.
Semi-Basement 4.5 in Longue-PointeRentals.ca
Address: 5743, rue de Cadillac
Description: This basement two-bedroom apartment seems to be well-lit despite being partially underground. It also appears to have been recently renovated with modern finishes in the kitchen and bathroom.
It's close to parc Louis-Riel and the listing indicates that there are grocery stores and restaurants nearby.
Spacious 3.5 In Notre-Dame-de-GrâceRentals.ca
Address: 5650, chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc
Description: Though it only has one bedroom, this apartment in NDG looks like it has some pretty sizeable rooms, featuring large windows and archways. There's also a balcony.
Pets are allowed in the building, too.
Studio in the Shaughnessy VillageRentals.ca
Address: 1226, rue du Fort
Description: This loft studio in the heart of the Shaughnessy Village, near Concordia and the many restaurants of rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, comes with electricity and wifi included.
Sleek 3.5 in Pointe-Saint-CharlesRentals.ca
Address: 2080, rue Wellington
Description: This renovated, compact basement apartment in the Sud-Ouest comes with all new appliances. Plus, there's a place to hook up a washer and dryer, according to the listing.
It's about a 15-minute walk to either Charlevoix or LaSalle stations on the green line.
Contemporary 3.5 in RosemontRentals.ca
Address: 3940 rue Bélanger
Description: This spacious apartment in Rosemont (right on the border with Saint-Michel) has all contemporary finishes and a private balcony.
It also looks like the sun streams right in.
Charming Renovated 3.5 in LachineRentals.ca
Address: 137, avenue Hillcrest
Description: This apartment in Lachine features sparkling modern finishes but still maintains some charming details like the baseboards and moulding around the doors.
There's a private balcony and shared backyard.
The closest commuter train station is Montréal-Ouest.