Boroughs Alternative Choices


Montreal boroughs alternative choices about where to live and where to work. Personal choices based on your preferences and on some economic, sociological and demographic information for you to consider. Information that may or may not be slighly different after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce covers 21.4 square kilometers and ranks number 1 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 9.8% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 7.9% of its total employment.

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In Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace, employment starts with 24,275 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 16,275 jobs in Educational Services, 7,040 jobs in Retail Trade, 6,425 jobs in Professional, Scientific and  Technical Services, and 4,405 jobs in Accommodation and Food Services. 

As for going to work, 41% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 47% favor public transportation and 12% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $23,348 before tax and the median home value is $500,613. The median cost for a home owner is $1,256 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $795 also per month.

Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension covers 16.5 square kilometers and ranks number 2 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 8.4% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 4.6% of its total employment.

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In Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, employment starts with 5,840 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 4,990 jobs in Retail Trade, 4,225 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 4,150 jobs in Manufacturing and 4,080 jobs in Educational Services.

As for going to work, 42% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 46% prefer public transportation and 12% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $24,091 before tax and the median home value is $384,518. The median cost for a home owner is $1,099 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $708 also per month.

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie covers 15.9 square kilometers and ranks number 3 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 8.2% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 5.6% of its total employment.

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In Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, employment starts with 16,355 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 6,190 jobs in Retail Trade, 6,040 jobs in Educational Services, 4,700 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 3,735 jobs in Accommodation and Food Services.

As for going to work, 42% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 41% prefer public transportation and 17% walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $32,228 before tax and the median home value is $400,158. The median cost for a home owner is $1,297 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $734 also per month.

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve covers 25.4 square kilometers and ranks number 4 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 8% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 5.1% of its total employment.

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In Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, employment starts with 10,960 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 6,580 jobs in Retail Trade, 4,600 jobs in Manufacturing, 4,085 jobs in Public Administration and 3,860 jobs in Educational Services.

As for going to work, 48% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 42% favor public transportation and 10% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $30,635 before tax and the median home value is $330,587. The median cost for a home owner is $1,197 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $721 also per month.

Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Ahuntsic-Cartierville covers 24.2 square kilometers and ranks number 5 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 7.9% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 5.8% of its total employment.

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In Ahuntsic-Cartierville, employment starts with 12,665 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 7,935 jobs in Retail Trade, 5,255 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 4,740 jobs in Educational Services and 4,730 jobs in Manufacturing.

As for going to work, 55% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 36% prefer public transportation and 8% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $29,065 before tax and the median home value is $424,720. The median cost for a home owner is $1,115 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $715 also per month.

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Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles covers 42.3 square kilometers and ranks number 6 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 6.3% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 3.2% of its total employment.

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In Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, employment starts with 5,505 career jobs in Manufacturing, followed by 4,985 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, 3,645 jobs in Retail Trade, 3,270 in Educational Services and 2,180 jobs in Wholesale Trade.

As for going to work, 72% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 24% prefer public transportation and 3% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $32,313 before tax and the median home value is $299,120. The median cost for a home owner is $1,061 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $733 also per month.

Le Plateau Mont-Royal Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Le Plateau Mont-Royal covers 8.1 square kilometers and ranks number 7 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 6.1% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 6% of its total employment.

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In Le Plateau Mont-Royal, employment starts with 8,720 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 8,460 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 7,655 jobs in Accommodation and Food Services, 7,160 jobs in Retail Trade and 6,690 jobs in Information and  Cultural Industries.

As for going to work, 25% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 38% prefer public transportation and 36% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $29,480 before tax and the median home value is $400,906. The median cost for a home owner is $1,342 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $885 also per month.

Saint-Laurent Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Saint-Laurent covers 42.8 square kilometers and ranks number 8 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 5.8% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 10.9% of its total employment.

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In Saint-Laurent, employment starts with 29,060 career jobs in Manufacturing, followed by 14,505 jobs in Wholesale Trade, 12,230 jobs in Transportation and Warehousing, 10,485 jobs in Retail Trade and 8,655 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

As for going to work, 61% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 34% prefer public transportation and 5% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

8The median per capita income is $28,045 before tax and the median home value is $400,735. The median cost for a home owner is $1,227 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $859 also per month.

Ville-Marie Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Ville-Marie covers 16.5 square kilometers and ranks number 9 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 5.2% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 30.4% of its total employment.

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In Ville-Marie, employment starts with 53,410 career jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, followed by 49,600 jobs in Finance and Insurance, 28,935 jobs in Public Administration, 24,265 jobs in Information and Cultural Industries and 23,875 in Accommodation and Food Services.

As for going to work, 28% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 39% prefer public transportation and 33% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $29,468 before tax and the median home value is $391,159. The median cost for a home owner is $1,435 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $898 also per month.

Montreal-Nord Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Montreal-Nord covers 11.1 square kilometers and ranks number 10 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 4.9% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 1.9% of its total employment.

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In Montreal-Nord, employment starts with 3,720 career jobs in Retail Trade, followed by 3,700 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, 2,605 jobs in Manufacturing, 2,025 in Educational Services and 1,230 in Wholesale Trade.

As for going to work, 60% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 35% prefer public transportation and 5.5% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $22,652 before tax and the median home value is $325,304. The median cost for a home owner is $1,041 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $714 also per month.

Saint-Leonard Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Saint-Leonard covers 13.5 square kilometers and ranks number 11 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 4.6% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 2.8% of its total employment.

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In Saint-Leonard, employment starts with 5,560 career jobs in Retail Trade, followed by 4,070 jobs in Manufacturing, 2,985 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, 1,860 jobs in Wholesale Trade, 1,745 in Accommodation and Food Services and 1,700 jobs in Other Services (Except Public Administration).

As for going to work, 65% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 31% prefer public transportation and 4% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $25,618 before tax and the median home value is $539,170. The median cost for a home owner is $1,013 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $804 also per month.

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Le Sud-Ouest Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Le Sud-Ouest covers 15.7 square kilometers and ranks number 12 borugh out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 4.6% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 3.5% of its total employment.

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In Le Sud-Ouest, employment starts with 5,215 career jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, followed by 3,265 jobs in Retail Trade, 3,055 in Manufacturing, 2,895 in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2,780 in Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services.

As for going to work, 42% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 41% prefer public transportation and 16% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $32,583 before tax and the median home value is $349,635. The median cost for a home owner is $1,309 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $729 also per month.

LaSalle Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, LaSalle covers 16.3 square kilometers and ranks number 13 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 4.5% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 2.6% of its total employment.

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In LaSalle, employment starts with 4,415 career jobs in Retail Trade, followed by 3,675 jobs in Manufacturing, 2,910 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, 2,340 jobs in Educational Services and 1,795 jobs in Accommodation and Food Services.

As for going to work, 63% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 31% prefer public transportation and 5% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $28,196 before tax and the median home value is $403,644. The median cost for a home owner is $1,097 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $786, also per month.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Pierrefonds-Roxboro covers 27.1 square kilometers and ranks number 14 borugh out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 4.1% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 1% of its total employment.

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In Pierrefonds-Roxboro, employment starts with 1,780 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 1,655 jobs in Retail Trade, 1,525 jobs in Educational Services, 925 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 715 jobs in Accommodation and Food Services.

As for going to work, 76% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 21% prefer public transportation and 3% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $30,528 before tax and the median home value is $331,305. The median cost for a home owner is  $1,162 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $808, also per month.

Verdun Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Verdun covers 9.7 square kilometers and ranks number 15 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 4.1% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 2.2% of its total employment.

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In Verdun, employment starts with 6,150 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 3,615 jobs in Information and Cultural Industries, 2,055 jobs in Retail Trade, 2,010 in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 1,415 jobs in Educational Services.

As for going to work, 46% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 45% prefer public transportation and 9% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $34,578 before tax and the median home value is $400,287. The median cost for a home owner is $1,365 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $809, also per month.

Lachine Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Lachine covers 17.7 square kilometers and ranks number 16 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 2.6% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 2.4% of its total employment.

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In Lachine, employment starts with 4,565 career jobs in Transportation and Warehousing, followed by 4,485 jobs in Manufacturing, 2,410 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, 2,300 jobs in Wholesale Trade and 1,795 jobs in Retail Trade.

As for going to work, 67% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 25% prefer public transportation and 7% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is 32,713 before tax and the median home value is $349,647. The median cost for a home owner is $1,260 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $715, also per month.

Anjou Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Anjou covers 13.7 square kilometers and ranks number 17 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 2.5% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 3.1% of its total employment.

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In Anjou, employment starts with 6,595 career jobs in Manufacturing, followed by 5,080 jobs in Retail Trade, 2,735 jobs in Wholesale Trade, 2,050 jobs in Transportation and Warehousing and 2,025 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

As for going to work, 62% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 33% prefer public transportation and 5% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $29,139 before tax and the median home value is $348,904. The median cost for a home owner is $956 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $774, also per month.

Outremont Borough


Among the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, Outremont covers 3.9 square kilometers and ranks number 18 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 1.4% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 0.8% of its total employment.

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In Outremont, employment starts with 2,185 career jobs in Educational Services followed by 1,100 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 1,075 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, 650 jobs in Retail Trade and 605 jobs in Accommodation and Food Services.

As for going to work, 46% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 28% prefer public transportation and 25% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $33,577 before tax and the median home value is $699,329. The median cost for a home owner is $1,580 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $1,186, also per month.

L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Genevieve Borough


Amid the Montreal boroughs alternative choices, L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Genevieve covers 23.6 square kilometers and ranks number 19 borough out of 19 for the size of its population. The borough is home to 1.1% of the total population of the City of Montreal and to 0.4% of its total employment.

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In L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Genevieve, employment starts with 640 career jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance, followed by 430 jobs in Educational Services, 375 jobs in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, 355 jobs in Retail Trade and 285 jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

As for going to work, 84% of the population commute by car as driver or as passenger, 13% prefer public transportation and 3% either walk or use BIXI or their own bike.

The median per capita income is $34,940 before tax and the median home value is $380,314. The median cost for a home owner is $1,183 per month and the median cost for a tenant is $788, also per month.

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Boroughs Alternative Choices by Rachel Louise Barry

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