Where do you want to live?
The neighbourhoods of Montreal are extremely varied, and this can be intimidating for students looking for their first apartment. Our on-line listings are divided into zones, which you can check out on our Off Campus Zones Map [.pdf]. The zone descriptions below will help you get an idea for what makes each neighbourhood unique.
|ZONES A/B||(Milton-Parc) |
A short walk from McGill; both students and non-students; large turnover for single apartments every year, multiple bedroom apartments also available.
|ZONES C/D||(West of campus) |
A short walk from McGill; very affluent urban area with old homes and modern high-rises. 1-4 bedroom apartments; rents very high, but there is less competition.
|ZONE E||(Around Concordia University) |
About a 15 minute walk from McGill; many students; mostly older low-rise apartment buildings. Rents are not very high and there is a little less competition—some good deals are available.
|ZONE F||(Lower Plateau) |
A 15-25 minute walk or 5 minutes by bus from McGill; mostly 2–5 bedrooms flats in duplexes/triplexes; rents can be high as it is a popular area.
|ZONE G||(UQAM, the Village) |
15–20 mins from McGill by public transportation, cheaper rent and more availability.
|ZONE H||(Hampstead) |
40–50 minutes by bus/metro from McGill; affluent Anglophone residential area with above average rents; primarily family homes in which rooms are rented.
|ZONE J||(Côte-des-Neiges) |
30-40 minutes by bus/metro from McGill; an ethnically diverse area with many low-rise apartments & cheaper rents than downtown. Lots of availability.
|ZONE K||(Around Université de Montréal) |
30-40 mins by bus/metro from McGill; an ethnically diverse area with many low-rise apartments where rent is lower than downtown. Lots of availability.
|ZONE L||(Plateau, Parc Lafontaine) |
25 minutes walk/15 mins by bus from McGill; mostly Francophone area; cheaper rents & more availability further east.
|ZONE M||(Mile End) |
15–20 minutes by bus from McGill; 2–5 bedrooms flats in duplexes/triplexes; area much like the Plateau but slightly less expensive and more availability.
|ZONE MAC||(MAC Campus) |
Represents areas around Mac Campus such as St. Anne De Belle Vue, Senneville, Kirkland etc) and apartment are much cheaper around MAC campus than around Downtown campus).
|ZONE N||(Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte Saint-Luc) |
30-40 minutes by bus/metro from McGill. Middle-class residential area with duplexes/triplexes, small apartment buildings and homes; reasonable rents.
|ZONE O||(Outremont) |
20–30 minutes by bus or metro from McGill; an affluent Francophone residential area with some ethnic groups. Mostly duplexes and triplexes, small apartment buildings and houses.
|ZONE P||(Old Montreal) |
20 minutes by metro from McGill; very expensive lofts; condos in renovated historic buildings.
|ZONE R||(Rosemont) |
30–40 minutes by bus from McGill; 2–4 bedrooms flat, low rise apartment buildings. Slightly less expensive than Mile End area.
|ZONE S||(St. Henri and Little Burgundy) |
15 minutes by metro from McGill. Area is becoming more popular all the time; reasonable rents; mostly duplexes and triplexes and many newer condos.
|ZONE T||(Town of Mount Royal) |
45–60 minutes by bus to McGill; ethnically diverse and affluent residential area; average rents; mostly family homes in which rooms are rented.
|ZONE V||(Verdun, Pointe Saint-Charles, La Salle) |
15–30 minutes by metro to McGill, mixed of working and middle class area that is becoming popular with students. Good availability, mostly duplexes and some newer condos.
|ZONE W||(Westmount) |
15–20 minutes by bus or metro to McGill; affluent Anglophone residential area; rents are high, but good deals on rooms in homes.
|ZONE X||(Parc Extension) |
30–40 mins by bus or metro to McGill; ethnically diverse area with many low-rise apartments & lower rents, lots of availability.
|ZONE Z||(represents those areas not on the map) |
Represents those areas not on our map but can easily commute to McGill to both downtown and Mac Campus. For example, Pointe Claire, Ville St. Laurent, Brossard,Longueuil, Laval etc.