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Montrealers I need your help

December 26th, 2006, 11:04 PM
A friend of mine just moved there and is in a serious jam. Things didnt work out for her as planned and now she is looking for a place to live. Where is a good place online to look for places that are for rent? Or do you know of any?

December 26th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Have you tried craigslist ? I'm going "out" to my email ~ I have a list of search engines ~ some may be just Toront but I think some are Canada wide ~ just a sec.

December 26th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Many of the urls are for Toronto but I think you can back track in at least some of them for other parts of Canada....

another site i found useful was

do not go to this site without the /index.htm on the end, it is
another site all togeather..why i don't know..but super cheap places
with pictures.

another:they make you subscribe now..but it is free..


this one below is not showing alot of prices, but look expensive.


this loads so slow, and the site is annoying

December 26th, 2006, 11:28 PM
thanks mumx3, i sent her the links, and we're both checking now. If anyone has anymore that could help, im sure she would really appreciate it.( I will anyway)

December 26th, 2006, 11:44 PM
Can she read French?

If she can, then the Journal de Montreal or La Presse on Saturdays would be best. The universities in town also have data bases off their websites (go to "off campus housing"). The Gazette (English newspaper) caters more to wealthier people, so the cheaper stuff is quite limited but it still might be helpful. Then there's the Voir and the Mirror too, both free newspapers, but I'm not sure of the quality of their ads...:o

December 26th, 2006, 11:45 PM
ah! tell her to pick up a Montreal Mirror and an Hour and a Voir (all free weeklies), the best places for rent are in the classified ads at the end. "Voir" has the most listings.

or here on Les Petites Annonces Classées:

good luck! :dog:

December 26th, 2006, 11:46 PM
Here's Concordia University's off campus site:

And McGill:

December 26th, 2006, 11:46 PM
No she cant, she kinda can but she said that is her biggest issue ( with finding a place) right now.
If anything could go wrong for her , it did.
Poor girl, shes such a good person too.:sad:

December 27th, 2006, 12:25 AM
If you've got a car, lots of people don't advertise in newspapers or on websites, but just put up signs. Some places are already empty, particularly at this time of year. I've found really nice apartments just cruising around neighbourhoods where I wanted to live.
If your friend is looking for something modest and needs to be near downtown, east of Lorimier between Sherbrooke and Ontario (below, or on, Ontario is pretty sleazy) is still fairly cheap. Above Sherbrooke, the rents soar.
Vacancy rates are up slightly for the first time in years, so she shouldn't have a problem.
I recommend French classes if she really wants to enjoy the city (NOT saying she can't enjoy it otherwise, but it definitely adds something to the experience).