Cities Dwelling Definitions


A series of cities dwelling definitions related to each town and each city of the Island of Montreal. A peek at where to live and where to work according to your preferences and your qualifications. 

For owners, housing costs include mortgage payments if applicable, property taxes as well as electricity, heating, water and other municipal services such as street lights, cleanliness, street furniture, graffiti, potholes, slippery roads and sidewalks, snow removal, ...

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Town of Baie-d'Urfé


City dwelling definitions of the Town of Baie-d'Urfé where 6% of the local residents are tenants and 94% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 49% of household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 3%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for none, duplex houses account for none, detached houses account for 92%, townhouses account for 4% and semi-detached houses account for less than 1%.

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City of Beaconsfield


City dwelling definitions of the City of Beaconsfield where 10% of the local residents are tenants and 90% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 52of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local  buildings with less than 5 floors account for 5%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for none, duplex houses account for 0.1%, detached houses account for 86%, townhouses account for 7% and semi-detached houses account for 1%.

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City of Cote-Saint-Luc


City dwelling definitions of the City of Cote-Saint-Luc where 51% of the local residents are tenants and 49% are owners, where apartments in buildings with five floors or more are more common and where 44% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 11%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 53%, duplex houses account for 5%, detached houses account for 15%, townhouses account for 5% and semi-detached houses account for 11%.

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City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux


City dwelling definitions of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux where 23% of the local residents are tenants and 77% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 56% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local buildings with less than 5 floors account for 15%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 8%, duplex houses account for 0.2%, detached houses account for 58%, townhouses account for 17% and semi-detached houses account for 2%.

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City of Dorval


City dwelling definitions of the City of Dorval  where 40% of the local residents are tenants and  60% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 56% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 35%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 9%, duplex houses account for 2%, detached houses account for 47%, townhouses account for 2% and semi-detached houses account for 5%.

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Town of Hampstead


City dwelling definitions of the Town of Hampstead where 67% of the local residents are tenants and 33% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 39% the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local buildings with less than 5 floors account for 19%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 10%, duplex houses account for 14%, detached houses account for 49%, townhouses account for none and semi-detached houses account for 8%.

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Town of Kirkland


City dwelling definitions of the Town of Kirkland where 5% of the local residents are tenants and  95% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 52% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 0.5%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 3%, duplex houses account for 0.1%, detached houses account for 87%, townhouses account for 9%, semi-detached houses account for 1% and mobile houses account for 0.1%.

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More Cities Dwelling Definitions

Ville de Montréal Est


City dwelling definitions of Ville de Montréal Est is where 56% of the local residents are tenants and 44% are owners, where apartments in buildings with less than five floors are more common and where 71% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local buildings with less than 5 floors account for 49%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 5%, duplex houses account for 18%, detached houses account for 26%, townhouses account for 1% and semi-detached houses account for 2%.

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Town of Montreal-West


City dwelling definitions of the Town of Montreal-West is where 22% of the local residents are tenants and 78% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 49% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 23%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for none, duplex houses account for 12%, detached houses account for 43%, townhouses account for 2% and semi-detached houses account for 20%.

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Town of Mount-Royal


City dwelling definitions of the Town of Mount-Royal is where 33% of the local residents are tenants and  67% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 46% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local buildings with less than 5 floors account for 27%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 11%, duplex houses account for 7%, detached houses account for 34%, townhouses account for 3% and semi-detached houses account for 18%.

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City of Pointe-Claire


City dwelling definitions of the City of Pointe-Claire is where 30% of the local residents are tenants and 70% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 54% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 11%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 18%, duplex houses account for 1%, detached houses account for 53%, townhouses account for 10% and semi-detached houses account for 7%.

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City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 


City dwelling definitions of the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is where 46% of the local residents are tenants and  54% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 54% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 30%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 3%, duplex houses account for 4%, detached houses account for 43%, townhouses account for 7%, semi-detached houses account for 11% and other detached houses account for 2%.

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Village de Senneville


City dwelling definitions of the Village de Sennevile is where 12% of the local residents are tenants and 88% are owners, where detached houses are more common and where 38% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Among all the local dwellings, buildings with less than 5 floors account for 2%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for none, duplex houses account for 3%, detached houses account for 89%, townhouses account for none and semi-detached houses account for 6%.

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City of Westmount - Cities Dwelling Definitions


City dwelling definitions of the City of Westmount is where 47% of the local residents are tenants and  53% are owners, where buildings with more than 5 floors are more common and where 37% of the household owners have a mortgage on their home.

Cities dwelling definitions such as local buildings with less than 5 floors account for 19%, buildings with more than 5 floors account for 37%, duplex houses account for 3%, detached houses account for 12%, townhouses account for 14% and semi-detached houses account for 15%.

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For tenants, the Régie du logement offers a section called "How to agree to a rent" with information about the Regulation respecting the criteria for the fixing of rent

As for condo fees, they are billed to co-owners on a monthly basis, Fees that usually cover regular maintenance of common areas such as roof, grounds and walkways and common elements such as lawn maintenance and small repairs.


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 Cities Dwelling Definitions by Rachel Louise Barry

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