Peek inside THAT building at the top of The Boulevard!
It's located at the top of The Boulevard on Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, right across from the mountain and the Montreal General Hospital. If you've ever driven along Avenue Doctor Penfield or Rue Mcdougall, you'll surely recognize it because it looks a lot like a castle.
Now, thanks to a real estate listing by Christina Miller Group, you can actually peek inside!
This particular unit, listed at $859,000, features two bedrooms plus a den and two bathrooms, spread across 1,924 square feet.
The condo has a renovated eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors throughout and unique architectural details, such as crown mouldings and arched doorways.
The new owner will also get access to a rooftop terrasse, an on-site superintendent and guest parking in the courtyard.
The building has actually been designated as "Heritage/Historic," according to the listing, so you'd be living inside a slice of history!
Another unit in the building — a penthouse — is also for sale, asking almost $3 million so you can check out that listing from Yael Levy, too, to compare and contrast.
With a tennis court, indoor pool, wine cellar and massage room, it's like living at a resort!
In fact, this waterfront mansion in Ahuntsic-Cartierville has so many luxurious features that living there would feel a lot more like living at a hotel or resort.
The home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms as well as three garages and three outdoor parking spaces.
It sits on a 17,394 lot and the Prairies River is basically in the backyard.
The current owners made the most of the river by creating a patio area and outdoor chef's kitchen. There's also a private outdoor tennis court.
While there's no outdoor swimming pool, there is an indoor pool with a spa, changing room and steam shower.
This house is made for entertaining. In the basement, you'll find the bowling alley, a billiards table, a bar, massage room, and wine cellar with space for 1,200 bottles of wine.
The gym is also fully stacked so you'd never have to leave home to workout.
If you've got $5,250,000 to spare, then this could be the property for you. Otherwise, it's fun to dream.
Resort-Like Mansion In Ahuntsic-Cartierville
Address: 12460, rue Jasmin, Montreal, QC
Description: This property has it ALL — from a bowling alley to a tennis court to an indoor pool with a spa and massage room.
It came with a toaster!
A Montreal studio apartment for rent has been making waves on social media — because it's actually a converted car garage.
A now-deleted Kijiji ad for the space put the rent at $505 per month.
"It was a garage initially, transformed into a studio," the ad stated, adding that the apartment included an oven, fridge, toaster, TV, wardrobe, BBQ and a table.
Heat, electricity and Wi-Fi were included in the rent.
It was described as "ideal for a single person, worker [or] student."
The closed door of the former garage was visible in the photos on Kijiji.
An address wasn't listed, but the ad said the space was eight minutes by bus from the Henri-Bourassa metro station in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.
Screenshots of the Kijiji ad posted to the popular mtlflextv Instagram account amassed over 5,000 likes and 200 comments. Followers of the page mostly poked fun at the apartment listing and implied that it demonstrated the state of the Montreal rental market.
So did a tenant rights group.
The Regroupement des comités logement et associations de locataires du Québec (RCLALQ) shared a photo of the listing on Facebook.
"Housing at $500, said Premier François Legault a few months ago," the group captioned the post, referring to the premier's now-infamous suggestion that Montreal rents "start at $500 or $600 a month" — a comment that many of his opponents and tenant groups denounced as out of touch.
Contacted by MTL Blog, the person who posted the Kijiji ad for the garage studio declined to comment on this story.
They told the Journal de Montréal, however, that they were not the owner of the property but had been living in the apartment.
This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.
The listing calls it "an impressive reproduction" of Versace's South Beach villa.
If you've ever been to (or passed by) Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire and wondered what it would be like to live in the Montreal condo complex where it's located, now's your chance to peek inside because a penthouse is for sale at 6000, ch. Deacon.
Both the exterior and interior of the unit are incredibly unique. The exterior features two terrasses that are probably bigger than your entire apartment — one is 1,619 square feet and the other is 1,315 square feet. The interior has ornate Versace-style frescoes painted by the Italian designer's own painter, according to the listing.
The two-level unit boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across 3,219 square feet. It comes with two garages and a semi-private elevator. The building has a security guard at all times.
There's no denying that the place is lavish — from the marble floors to the wood spiral staircase, walk-in closet and office with a fireplace.
According to the listing by Felix Jasmin of Engel & Völkers, the property is actually an "impressive reproduction" of Versace's South Beach villa.
The terrasses and the condo's many large windows offer unobstructed panoramic views of Mount Royal, Outremont, Université de Montréal, Saint Joseph's Oratory, and the Olympic Stadium — along with amazing sunsets.
While the building has direct underground access to Midtown Le Sporting Club, you would have to pay extra for a membership — but, hey, if you're buying this place you clearly have a deep appreciation for the finer things in life so c'est la vie!
Address: 6000, ch. Deacon #PHI, Montreal, QC
Description: This Versace penthouse is full of luxurious touches and extraordinary views. If you can't afford to buy it, maybe you can ask to move onto one of the terrasses because it's bound to be bigger than your whole apartment!
According to a new report.
Median condo prices in the Montreal area are up 20% compared to last August, according to a report by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB). But some areas saw even bigger price increases.
The report looked at several general areas within the greater metro area, including Montreal Island, the North and South Shore, Laval, and the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Of these, the report shows the North Shore saw the biggest increase in median condo prices between August 2020 and August 2021 with a 27% jump.
The QPAREB used data from Centris for the report and calculated median prices by dividing "all transactions into two equal parts: 50 percent of transactions concluded at a lower price than the median price and 50 percent concluded at a higher price."
The association noted that "some transactions may be excluded from the calculation to obtain a more meaningful median price."
Here's the breakdown from the QPAREB report.
The median price in August 2020: $383,000
The median price in August 2021: $430,000
Increase of 12%
Montreal North Shore
The median price in August 2020: $220,000
The median price in August 2021: $280,000
Increase of 27%
Montreal South Shore
The median price in August 2020: $255,000
The median price in August 2021: $320,000
Increase of 25%
The median price in August 2020: $286,950
The median price in August 2021: $339,000
Increase of 18%
The median price in August 2020: $257,500
The median price in August 2021: $325,100
Increase of 26%
A painfully hilarious viral tweet pokes fun at Montreal's increasingly costly rents and subtly warns of their dire cultural consequences.
The May 23 tweet by Montrealer Sam Donald compares the Montreal of 2021 to famously expensive Toronto — a city whose glitzy glass towers and lack of accessible cultural offerings (at least, according to Quebecers) are often the subject of anecdotal warnings by Montrealers worried about the fate of their city's vulnerable indie arts scene amid a rising cost of living.
Montréal 2011: do you want to live in a city with low rent, a thriving music scene and great locally owned bars? M… https://t.co/320H2pAnGA— beateasy (@beateasy)1621799397.0
Donald, who is a city council candidate for Balarama Holness' Mouvement Montréal party, told MTL Blog that "it seems like the people in power are pushing a corporatization of Montréal at the expense of the culture that's at the heart of the city."
"I came to Montréal because of the city's artist-friendly culture and accessible rents, which seem to be disappearing at the hands of our local government," they said.
Tenant rights groups have called on political leaders to take action.
In a June survey, the Regroupement des comités logements et associations de locataires du Québec (RCLALQ) declared that "the price of housing is exploding in Quebec." The group's survey showed an 11% increase in the price of a two-bedroom Montreal-area apartment between 2020 and 2021.
The RCLALQ called on "François Legault's government to implement real measures to guarantee access to affordable housing," including a public rent registry.
Ahead of the September federal election, the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) is also calling on federal party leaders to "make clear commitments to social housing" to address the housing crisis.