Every Montrealer knows that each borough in this city has a different character. Diverse communities, the building style, the number of restaurants and schools, and a myriad of other factors all affect the essential DNA of the city's diverse collection of neighbourhoods.
Some neighbourhoods are considered more desirable than others, and this leads to some majorly different price points. Coveted areas like Westmount and the Plateau tend to have much more expensive apartments than areas further removed from downtown like Côte-des-Neiges and Montréal-Nord.
To give you an idea of value across the city, we've compiled current listings for apartments for $1,000/month or less in select Montreal boroughs. Note that these listings are subject to change and will likely be taken down once landlords find suitable tenants.
TL;DR Read on for a list of apartments for rent for $1000 and under in Montreal's various neighbourhoods.
Description: $875 will get you a pretty spacious and well-lit 3 1/2 in NDG. The rent is even cheaper if you choose to live on a lower floor.
Description: You can get a beautiful and large 4 1/2 in Lachine for $975. This apartment has room for an in-unit washer-dryer and a backyard!
Description: For $875 you could live in this adorable studio in the Plateau, located steps away from the Laurier metro station. There's laundy in the building (which is always a plus) and a SWIMMING POOL on the ROOF. Amazing.
Description: This 5 1/2 in the "heart of Hochelaga" comes with a parking space. The spacious apartment looks bright and new.
Description: $880 will get you a small but charming apartment in Outremont. This cute space has a small balcony and a good kitchen. It's a short bus to the Outremont metro station.
Description: This apartment has a weird number of mirrors in the bathroom, but other than that it's a beautiful, newly renovated 4 1/2 for a really good price. The apartment is surrounded by parks and small, residential streets.
Downtown (Golden Square Mile)
Description: $1000 doesn't stretch quite as far when you near the center of the city. $995 is enough for a small studio apartment in the heart of the urban area. The apartment is small, but there is a gym and a pool in the building. Bonus!
Description: This small but cozy looking bachelor is located in one of Montreal Island's most coveted areas. The kitchen may be small but the rest of the apartment is relatively spacious.
We couldn't help but chuckle at this $995 bachelor in Westmount, which has a kitchen conveniently located in a closet.
Good luck apartment hunting Montreal! It's tough out there because there are very few units available to rent at the moment, so make sure that you do not break your lease until you've found a new place to live.