What $2,000/Month (or Less) Rents You in Montreal

Welcome back to Realty Bites, a column where I share some cool info about the Montreal real estate market. If you follow me on Facebook, you’re probably familiar with my daily statuses, “Spotted,” where I post about some of the most hair-raising, spine-tugging deals in the city. Given the amount of “likes” and comments these posts have generated, I thought it would be awesome to share such notable listings here with you. I’ve done tons of research to get you more for less… so now let’s explore what one stash of cash can offer in various neighborhoods of Montreal. This week’s price: $2,000/month. 

6. McGill Ghetto, Avenue des Pins O.  – $2,000/month
The D’Arcy McGee, built in 1930, was Montreal’s first Catholic, English-speaking high school. In 1999, it was converted into trendy condos. Boasting 12 ft. ceilings and 8 ft. windows with views of the mountain, this 1,000 sq. ft. loft has one semi-closed bedroom. There is a rooftop on the terrace.

What’s notable? The indoor parking spot is now included in the price, saving you 200$ a month, which you can spend at Canadian Tire on logs to last you the whole winter (that’s right, there’s a fireplace for you to cozy up beside).

5. Mile End, Blvd St. Laurent – $1,975/month

Where exactly is the Mile End, you ask? Loosely speaking, it spreads northeast from the mountain, between Parc and St. Laurent. Its boundaries have yet to be defined but it’s where you can buy the best bagels in the world on St. Viateur, people watch like a true European at Cafe Olimpico, or do some serious and non-damaging shopping at Citizen Vintage. This 3-1/2 flat is tastefully furnished and also comes with an indoor parking spot.

What’s notable? No need to fight with the automated videotron lady or argue with the hydro guy… all utility bills are paid for by the landlord. Courtesy http://www.mtlrentals.comluarent
4. Old Montreal, St. Pierre – $2,000/month

This is the Caverhill, a remarkable building of neo-Renaissance Italian influence. It’s a super spacious one bedroom, one bathroom apartment (1,100 sq. ft.) with brick walls, high ceilings and arched windows, typical of Old Port apartments.

What’s notable? Parking is no challenge here; there’s a spot reserved for you! And for those of you who are star struck, this building is home to many celebrities…

3. Multimedia district of Montreal, Duke – $1,500/month

Living in this M9 loft, you’ll feel like a guest at the hotel. The décor is sleek and sophisticated and perfect for any dot-com YP working in the area. A parking and a storage space is included.

What’s notable? There is a SkyTerrace with a pool, spa and gym, and a SkyLounge with an urban chalet. Told you… it’s like being at the W!

2. Villeray, Berri – $1,850/month

If you’re more low profile and don’t care to reside in a “popular” part of the city, you’ll get more bang for your buck here and discover joints like Da Lillo, Tapeo and Le Vices&Versa.

What’s notable? The number two: This is a 2-storey home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor spaces (a balcony in the living room and a patio in the master) and it’s not $2,000!

1. Saint-Henri, St-Ambroise – $1,900/month

This 965 sq. ft. condo has a modern layout where the kitchen is open to the living room so you can mingle with your significant other while preparing dinner. There is one closed bedroom and a flex space (which can be used as an office). You’ll spend tons of time cooking on your balcony because, believe it or not, BBQs are permitted here. The butcher at the Atwater Market will know you by your first name, guaranteed. Parking and storage once again are included.

What’s notable? Location, location, location! The Quai des Éclusiers’s location is wicked as it offers its occupants a mix of urban and suburban living thanks to its proximity to downtown and to the Lachine Canal’s green spaces and waterways. In fact, the building disposes of kayaks which you can use anytime free of charge!


For more info, contact Karine at kdoche@sothebysrealty.ca.