Recent reports have shown that Montreal rents are no longer just creeping up — they're sprinting. The city is catching up with Toronto and Vancouver prices, which is a terrifying thought. Nowadays, it takes some serious hunting (and maybe a bit of compromise) to find an apartment for rent in Montreal for under $1,000 a month.

But it is possible!

Look away from some of the most gentrified areas and you'll spot some pretty good apartment deals.

For the price of a downtown basement studio, you can get a three-bedroom apartment in Lachine.

And if you're willing to leave behind your roommates in the Plateau, you could snag an equally-charming but twice-as-large apartment in NDG and have it all to yourself.

Below are seven examples of non-studio apartments for rent in Montreal for under $1,000 a month.

Note that these listings are subject to change and will likely be removed once they're filled.

Above all, this list is meant to serve as an indicator of the neighbourhoods where you might find the best prices.

Happy apartment hunting!

Renovated Verdun 3.5

Rent: $980/month

This renovated apartment is just blocks from the metro and trendy rue Wellington, with its countless cafés, restaurants, and bars. The popular Verdun Beach is just a few additional blocks south, too.

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2-Bedroom Apartment By The Botanical Garden

Rent: $950/month

This clean two-bedroom apartment has a large eat-in kitchen with a balcony for enjoying your morning coffee. Also just imagine all the summer evenings spent picnicking at the nearby Parc Maisonneuve.

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2-Bedroom Apartment In Rosemont

Rent: $990/month

This apartment might look like one of the more cramped on the list, but it still has two bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen organized along a central hallway — a very Montreal layout. Plus, you're in Rosemont!

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Bright 3.5 Blocks From Parc La Fontaine

Rent: $895/month

Yes, this apartment is in a basement, but there's still direct access to the outside — perfect for getting out as quickly as possible to enjoy summer days in Parc La Fontaine.

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Villeray Apartment With A Balcony & A Pretty Big Kitchen

Rent: $845/month

Okay, size is relative, but you'd be hard-pressed to find another apartment with this much kitchen counter space for under $900 month. The bedroom looks like a pretty good size too.

The balcony offers a view of the quiet surrounding neighbourhood.

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NDG 3.5 With Tons Of Character (Look, A Fireplace Mantle!!!)

Rent: $950/month

That's not a working fireplace, but isn't it cute? Also spot the curved archways. This apartment is animal-friendly and comes with Wi-Fi.

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Lachine 3-Bedroom Apartment (!!!)

Rent: $960/month

You read that right. An apartment for under $1,000 a month with three bedrooms (two of which are enclosed).

Lachine might be one of the more suburban boroughs but it's also criminally underrated. It has maybe the most beautiful waterfront in the city.

Take your two sleepover guests to the enormous René-Lévesque park to enjoy sweeping views of the river.

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