Stats Canada says we like commuting?

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  1. Christopher Morrell
    February 7, 2007

    Speaking as someone who lives in Greater Montreal, I think alot of this has to do with real estate prices.

    In 2005, I moved from the central Montreal neighbor of Outremont where I owned a 900 sq. ft. top floor triplex condo (circa 1920) to a north shore neighborhood into a 2600 sq. ft. house with 6000 sq. ft. of land (circa 1990).

    The cost difference between the two pieces of real estate was only $23k.

    Now, rather than spending 40 minutes on a city bus to get to work, I spend 40 minutes on a commuter train. Although my train pass cost me about double that of my bus/metro pass, I find the tradeoff well worth it.

    Also, living in the burbs, I no longer have to move my car (which was parked in the street) every other day even though it wasn’t being driven during the week.


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