How much house can you get for a million dollars? That depends, of course, on where you live. BlogTO recently ran a piece looking at real estate prices in cities around the globe, which got me wondering about cities across Canada and what a million bucks will get you.

So, I went to and sourced listings between $950,000 – $1.1 million, then picked a representative example in each market. I included links to the actual listings, but they won’t be up for long in many cases, so the links will be dead. Sorry.

Perhaps needless to say, but I’m saying it anyway, it goes a lot further in St. John’s (Hi guys! Look! I included you this time!) than in Vancouver.

Check out these homes. Maybe it’s time to pack up and move?


2743 Duke


Detached, 2 storeys, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

I don’t know how old it is, how big the lot is, or whether it has parking.

“Well kept home with 4 good size bedrooms in central of Vancouver. Close proximity to shops, restaurants, schools and public transport. Priced mainly on land value. All measurements are approximate and to be verified by buyers.” (Listing)



423 Av NW-2

423 Av NW


Built in 2006, detached, 2 storeys, 3(+1) bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Lot size: 30(ish) x 120

2 parking spaces

2 fireplaces

“This is a low maintenance home, that does not compromise on its grandeur, and not to mention its highly desirable location in one of Calgary’s most sought after inner city NW neighborhoods. The front street welcomes you with large, street covering trees, there are two bus routes to choose from that go directly down town, or you could walk on those nice days and truly appreciate how close to down town you really are.” (Listing)



6507 148 st-2

6507 148 St


Built in 1975, detached, 2 storeys, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms.

Lot size: 9312.6016 sqft (I’m not sure what that means, to be honest)

6 parking spaces

“Measuring 4560 square feet and OVER LOOKING THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER VALLEY this home is the definition of high end excellence. The main floor features a HUGE PARLOR with a gorgeous chandelier, and a separate living room and dining room. THE RENOVATED GOURMET KITCHEN features professional quality appliances and GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.” (Listing)



3822 Balfour Place-2

3822 Balfour Place


Built in 1973, detached, 2 storeys, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Lot size: 9985

Attached garage with unknown No. of parking spaces

“Rare, modern, architect designed property. Huge 3124sq’. Unique open floor plan …. Vaulted 2 storey living room with 2nd floor loft and gallery overlooking. New lrg windows, across back of home. Expansive chef’s kitchen with 15′ island, high end appliances, marble basket weave backsplash, wine/bar area, numerous pantries and cabinets, sitting area, doors to new deck.” (Listing)



225 Oak lawn-2

225 Oak lawn, winnipeg


Built in 2011, detached, bungalow, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,

Lot size: unknown

3 parking spaces

2 fireplaces

“Better than new 2011 custom built Artista walkout bungalow with 4400 total square feet of living space. Gorgeous location backing onto The Forest affords privacy & beautiful views.”(Listing)



68 Oakwood-2

68 Oakwood


Date of construction not listed, semi detached, 3 storeys, 5(+3) bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Lot size: 26 x 85

1 parking space

“Grand Main Foyer,Beamed Ceilings,Beautiful Woodwork And Hardwood Thru Out. Two Spa Washrooms, And Renovated Kitchen That Opens To Dinning Rm.” (Listing)



11 Glebe-2

11 Glebe


Built 1916, detached, 3 storeys, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.

Lot: 31 X 89

2 parking spaces

5 fireplaces

“Original woodwork, beamed ceilings, high baseboards, 5 fps & 2 staircases. Spacious living spaces w/ formal liv & din rms, kitchen w/ butler’s pantry, 6 bedrms, 4 baths + 2nd flr den. Private courtyard & quaint front porch overlooking the park.”(Listing)



3826 Old Orchard

3826 Old Orchard-2


Built 1915, attached, 2 storeys. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Lot: 25 x 90

1 parking space

1 fireplace

“Magnificent family residence on 2 floors, and basement that could be an apartment. Well maintained, older charm, with wood f/p, solarium with heated floors,high ceilings 9,5, hard wood floors, with oak throughout, stained glass, nice terrasse on different levels, situated in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by parcs, schools, and all services.” (Listing)



1674 Oxford

1674 Oxford-2


Construction date not listed, detached, 2.5 storeys, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Lot size: 121 X 49.5 X 119.5 X 49.5

1 parking space

“Beautiful natural trim and woodwork throughout. Stunning staircase right to the third floor. The rooms are all spacious and bright, large bay windows and high ceilings. Beautiful modern kitchen with large walk-in pantry, breakfast island and stainless steel appliances.” (Listing)


St. John’s

770 Old Broad

770 Old Broad-2


Built in 2005, 2 storeys, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,

Lot Size: 1.3 acres

2 parking spaces

“A truly unique majestic property that is perched strategically along the hillside in St. Philip’s and is a true Landmark Estate…a stunning panoramic Ocean view, masterfully crafted grounds … and an interior appointed with glamorous touches … gourmet Kitchen complete with Corian counters,Cabinet Lighting,Stainless Steel Appliances, charming Breakfast nook and built-in Hutch.” (Listing)