What $1000/Month Apartments Look Like In Every Major Canadian City - MTL Blog

What $1000/Month Apartments Look Like In Every Major Canadian City

In Montreal, we're used to the renter life. In fact, the city was kind of built with us in mind considering its working-class and student history. We're actually kind of spoiled compared to the rest of Canada, as our rents are among the lowest in the country. 

If you're thinking of moving soon, in Montreal or otherwise, you should always plan to look ahead because the upcoming summer months will be packed with people moving. Luckily, MTL Blog has got your back.

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TL;DR  MTL Blog shows you what $1000 a month apartment looks like in each major Canadian city.

Here's a definitive list of what $1000 a month in rent will get you across every major Canadian city. 


Montreal, Quebec (1 bdrm for $980)

Ah, Montreal. Your cheap rent and questionable moral compass attract so many people to you. No wonder, when you can find apartments like this downtown gem for under $1000 a month. 

Via CAPREIT

Via CAPREIT

Via CAPREIT

Check out the listing here!


St. John's, Newfoundland (3 bdrm for $1000)

If you're over the big metropolis, head out east to St. John's and find yourself in a unique paradise unlike anywhere else. If a sleek and large living space is what you seek, check out this three bedroom apartment in downtown St. John's. 

Via kijiji

Via kijiji

Via kijiji

Check out the listing here


Halifax, Nova Scotia (Studio for $950)

If you do want to move out east but aren't totally up for escaping the big city, Halifax should be your first choice. A perfect mix of big city and charming East Coast vibes, Halifax is quickly becoming a top city for students and artsy types. This cozy studio just south of downtown is within walking distance of the city's famed waterfront. 

Via kijiji

Via kijiji

Via kijiji

Check out the listing here!


Ottawa, Ontario (studio for $980)

The nation's capital is home not only to Justin Trudeau but also thousands of students and government officials alike. People love Ottawa for its understated small city feel in a big city.

For $980/month, you can rent this teeny studio apartment adjacent to the University of Ottawa campus. With room for a mini-fridge, this is an ideal space for a student or fledgling young professional.

Via kijiji

Via kijiji

Check out this listing here!

Toronto, Ontario (studio for $945)

This one was a difficult search for me. Keep in mind that Toronto has some of the highest rent prices in Canada. Finding a studio, let alone a one-bedroom for $1000 or less is next to impossible. Sure, there's plenty of rooms and sublets available but this list is all about apartments, remember? I managed to find this place in Cabbagetown.

Via Next Home

Via 4Rent

I'll be honest with you, this one is by far in the worst shape out of all the apartments on this list. However, this complex located at 280 Dundas East, is perfectly located for students and professionals who need to travel downtown. For $945, this is as good as it gets in Canada's largest metropolis. 

Check out the listing here!


Winnipeg, Manitoba (1bdrm for $885)

Winnipeg, or the 'Peg as the locals call it, is a great city for anyone looking for some prairie comforts. Known mostly as a cultural and artistic hub of classic Canadiana, Winnipeg isn't the first choice for many people. That's a real shame because this prairie city has a whole lot to offer. This small, turn-of-the-century apartment complex is a perfect little abode for you if you want to call Winnipeg home. 

Via Padmapper

Via Padmapper

Via Padmapper

Check out the listing here!


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1 bdrm for $954)

Saskatoon is a lovely prairie town that is surrounded by rivers on all sides. Despite its flatness, it offers fantastic views and opportunities for students and working pros alike! This super location downtown near the university is a wonderful option for under $1000.

Via Rent Faster

Via Rent Faster

Check out the listing here!


Edmonton, Alberta (2 bdrm for $995)

Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is a sprawling city that sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. As the sixth-largest city in Canada, Edmonton has a lot to offer for potential students and workers that are thinking of making the move out to the prairies. This newly renovated, student-focused housing is a great choice for the renter on a budget. 

Via Padmapper

Via Rent Faster

Via Rent Faster

Check out the listing here!


Calgary, Alberta (1 bdrm for $899)

Calgary is a great city if you're a skilled trades worker or young professional looking to make their mark in a bustling city with plenty of opportunities. This modern apartment complex located just 15 minutes away from the downtown core would be a wonderful first choice if you're looking to move to Calgary. 

Via Rent Faster

Via Rent Faster

Via Rent Faster

Check out the listing here!


Vancouver, British Columbia (N/A)

Well, this is embarrassing, Vancouver. I'm sorry to report that I couldn't find a single apartment for rent for under $1000 a month. Now, there are plenty of individual rooms where you can choose to live with a roommate ($900 a month) or like, six other people ($915 a month). Hey, at least you have access to all the weed in the world and views like these...right?

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Happy apartment hunting, Canada!


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