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Old 12-12-2008, 09:35 AM
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Hi all! Many places I see for rent on Craigslist Montreal deem themselves a (for example) "4 1/2 apartment for rent" or a "6 1/2 for rent" etc. What exactly does this refer to? Google hasn't helped, so I turn to you all.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:24 PM
Location: Montreal, QC
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Lived here nine years and have no idea. If you find out, please let us know.

4 1/2 would be a large one-bedroom, a 6 1/2 a two-bedroom but why they're referred to this way...a real head-scratcher.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Location: Montreal
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Hi hurrikaane.

This is my first post int this forum.

I currently live in montreal and 4 1/2 or 6 1/2 mean the number of rooms.

1/2 is the bathroom.

For example, a 4 1/2 logement will be 4 room normal sized + a bathroom.

6 1/2 will be 6 room normal sized + a bathroom

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Old 12-14-2008, 02:01 PM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Just a side note, but I think Montreal is the only city in Canada that uses this terminology. Definitely the 1/2 refers to a bathroom.

3 1/2 = kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom

4 1/2 = kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom

and so on.

I have no idea if it's standardized. What happens if there are two bathrooms, for example? Do they differentiate between bathrooms with just a toilet and sink, or bathrooms with the whole jacuzzi tub and shower? Hehe...

Elsewhere in Canada, you'd just see "one bedroom apartment" or "two bedroom apartment" or "two bedroom apartment with den", etc.
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