Use The Subway

There are dozens of cities in Canada that are large enough to support some kind of public transportation system, but there are only a few that are large enough to have a subway or light rail system. If you're lucky enough to live in a home and have the opportunity to leave the car at home, here are some reasons that you might want to choose to take advantage of the subway system.

Living in a city of over a million people comes with traffic, no matter what that city is or where it's located. If you're living in a condo, for example, it could take you have an hour to travel by car just a couple kilometers during rush hour. When taking the subway you are not a slave to traffic lights or accidents on the highway. There are few things that will keep a subway like from running smoothly on schedule throughout the day.

While many people living in Canada appreciate the beauties that can come with the winter months, it's never ideal to be driving in the middle of a snowstorm. When you're traveling below the surface in cities like Toronto or Montreal, you don't have to worry about ice and snow. You can leave your car in the parking garage and still get to work on time without any sort of interruption.

When you're living in one of Canada's largest cities you're likely paying a little more for your real estate than you would if you were living in a smaller community. So, you might be interested in finding ways to save some money. A monthly pass for the subway in Toronto is $111 for adults, which is around the cost of the average car insurance policy on its own. Without a car you might need to call a cab or rental car every once in a while for special trips, but this will still usually be cheaper than owning a car and paying for gas and parking.

Lastly, most people are now thinking of their contributions to the environment, good and bad, and choosing to take public transit is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. When you're living in a home you will find that the subway and streetcar system will get you to most places that you would ever need to go in the area without sacrificing convenience.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024