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What Kind Of Nightmare Is Your Toronto Commute?

Toronto is an amazing city, but traffic and public transit can be a major buzzkill...

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  1. What movie best describes your commute?

  2. What would your ideal commute look like?

  3. Fill in the blank - "I've had it with this commute, I'm moving to ______"

    Downtown Toronto
    Burlington
    Hamilton
    Sudbury
    Any city with a working transit system
    Mars
  4. What is your favourite commute hack?

    Leave your bag at your desk and bribe a colleague to put a piping hot coffee at your desk by 7:30
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    Leave your bag at your desk and bribe a colleague to put a piping hot coffee at your desk by 7:30
    Advertise on kijiji for someone to park at the GO station to reserve a spot until you arrive
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    Advertise on kijiji for someone to park at the GO station to reserve a spot until you arrive
    Have a Batmobile in a secret underground bunker
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    Have a Batmobile in a secret underground bunker
    An inflatable bubble suit to protect your personal space
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    An inflatable bubble suit to protect your personal space
  5. Finally, what does your commute cost you?

    All my money
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    All my money
    All my time
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    All my time
    All my health
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    All my health
    All my sanity
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    All my sanity

What Kind Of Nightmare Is Your Toronto Commute?

You got: Being sucked into a slowly collapsing void

You are trapped in the centre of a subway car as an infinite number of people pile in. You hear your stop called, but your struggle to get to the door is fruitless as you hear the BING BANG BONG...

Maybe a change in routine might help - adjusting your commute time even 15 minutes one way or the other can mean significantly less congestion (and stress). Not sure how to ask? Try out one of the many online guides, for instance this one

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You got: Endlessly chasing an object that disappears as soon as you get close

It's Monday morning, you have 5 minutes until the express train takes off but every time you see a parking spot someone pulls in just as you get there.

What if you had a guaranteed spot waiting for you? Many GO stations have designated parking for those who carpool to the station.
If you don't know anyone to carpool with, 90% of GO customers live within a 5-minute drive of someone else catching the same train, so you can likely find a carpool buddy here

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You got: Being stuck just out of reach as a disaster happens

The worst thing about taking transit for you is the lack of control. What if your child gets in trouble and you have to go to their school? What if you get sick? What if... what it... what if... There are simply too many variables!

BUT... did you know that if you work at a Smart Commute workplace and you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs?
Check it out here

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You got: Sleeping through your alarm for a big interview

Not only do you "accidentally" hit the snooze button too many times, it seems like every streetcar, subway, and even traffic light is against you as you rush to get there in time.

There are many apps out there that can help you plan as you go! TTC Watch and Transit Now Toronto are some of our favourites - comment below with what you prefer!

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