The island of Montreal itself has dozens of neighourhoods, from the glitz of downtown Montreal to the posh residences of the southwest end of the island (west of the old Dorval Airport, now Trudeau Airport) and the working class and ethnic neighourhoods of the north and east ends of the island. Renters looking for apartments to rent will find affordable and attractive rentals in nearly all areas of the city, which means renters with restricted means are not locked out of the Île de Montréal the downtown core. The business district and three universities located in downtown Montreal means that the area is dominated by students and professionals, but families can easily find rental apartments if they search a bit further out. One such area is located along Rue Sherbrooke Est, heading northeast from the downtown near the east end of the island, in an area of Montreal East named Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles. Renters will find a wide array of stores, schools, places of worship, grocery stores, and services in this residential area. Transportation is simple with buses, subway, and highways connecting nearby.
Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and has approximately 1,700,000 people living on the Island of Montreal. Montreal is the economic and business centre of Quebec but at the same time one of the most culturally diverse and socially exciting cities in North America. From the historic Old Town, to the glass high-rise business core, to the quiet residential neighbourhoods, Montreal offers housing and lifestyle choices for everyone. Employment is found in every sector imaginable, although the financial services, port, and municipal governments employ large numbers of residents. Three universities are located in downtown Montreal and large numbers of students study and live in the city’s core side-by-side with expensive boutiques and high finance. Montreal has one of Canada’s most extensive public transit systems utilizing buses and subways, and highways reach east and west to Ontario and other cities in Quebec. Pierre Trudeau International Airport is easily reached from the downtown and is one of Canada’s busiest airports.