Gentrification Map

Spacing Montréal has a map showing changes in rent between 1996 and 2006 (corrected for inflation). It’s fascinating, as is the link to a U of T study of gentrification. If I were a renter looking for a good deal, this would actually be very useful information. Of course that says nothing about property values except for rental properties, but certainly the whole exercise suggests some pretty interesting things about the affordability of housing in the city. If you’re willing to live outside the hipster districts, you can get a serious discount.