1. A beautiful four-bedroom lakefront property just a short drive from Dartmouth.
Address: Lakefront, Hatchet Lake
Where: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Specs: 4 beds, 2.5 baths
Getting away from it all often comes with a hefty tab, including yearly cottage repairs and all that ongoing maintenance. But renting lakeside just 10 minutes from Dartmouth means you can zip away each weekend without so much as a backward glance at this Cape Cod-style gem. While it’s unfurnished, it’s nothing a few wooden crates and an old sofa wouldn’t fix — you’re here for the private waterfront setting, after all.
2. Newly renovated two-bedroom suite in the North Toronto.
Address: 15 Highbourne Rd.
Price: $1,995/month (some utilities included)
Specs: 2 bed, 1 bath
Live in Forest Hill without Forest Hill prices. (You’ll also need to live without Fido, since no pets are allowed.) You’ll get a swank two-bedroom, lower-level unit in this completely remodeled fourplex that includes all the bells and whistles: quartz countertops, custom built-in closets, gas fireplace and in-floor heat. There’s a shared patio space too.
3. Large one-bedroom heritage apartment in South Granville.
Address: 14th & Granville Street
Price: $2,000/month (includes heat/water)
Specs: 1 bed, 1 bath
These days, Vancouver seems to be losing its architectural heritage faster than you can say one-million-dollar teardown. So when a character space avails itself a stone’s throw from the tony residential neighbourhood Shaughnessy near the heart of South Granville, take note. At a generous 1,000 square feet, the apartment — with original hardwood floors intact — is practically double the size of the modern high-rise floor plans you’ll find downtown for the same price.