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Housing search: Criteria


The following considerations need to be addressed:

  • Safety of the apartment
  • Proximity to public transit: Most importantly direct routes to school. Consult STM's Transit Network Maps. This is especially important in the winter.
  • Distance from school: Consult the neighbourhood time-in-transit map
  • Distance from commerce: Particularly supermarkets and grocery stores (IGA, Provigo, Métro, Loblaws...)
  • Services included in your rent: heating, hot water, electricity, (rarely cable TV, telephone or Internet). We have a budget section to help estimate costs
  • Price: This will vary according to your other criteria!
  • Roommates: being able to get along with your roommates is essential
  • A neighbourhood that corresponds with your lifestyle and needs

This is not a comprehensive list, and you might have other criteria that are exclusive to you. 

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