Traffic in Toronto, Canada

We estimate that in this city, due to travelling to work/school, per passenger is produced yearly 1,631.91kg of CO2. It is needed 74.96 trees for each passenger to produce enough oxygen to cover that. Formulas used for this estimation

Main Means of Transportation to Work or School

Working from Home 5.43%
Walking 13.18%
Car 50.13%
Bike 6.46%
Motorbike 0.26%
Bus/Trolleybus 6.72%
Tram/Streetcar 2.33%
Train/Metro 15.50%

Average when primary using Walking

Distance 3.49 km
Walking 17.88 min
Waiting 2.10 min
Driving Car 0.31 min
Bike 0.39 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 1.02 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 0.29 min
Train/Metro Ride 3.51 min
Overall 25.51 min

Average when primary using Car

Distance 32.05 km
Walking 0.91 min
Driving Car 45.72 min
Overall 46.63 min

Average when primary using Bike

Distance 6.71 km
Walking 0.46 min
Bike 20.32 min
Overall 20.78 min

Average when primary using Motorbike

Distance 2.00 km
Motor Bike 5.00 min
Overall 5.00 min

Average when primary using Bus/Trolleybus

Distance 16.75 km
Walking 8.35 min
Waiting 10.00 min
Driving Car 1.73 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 37.35 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 1.73 min
Train/Metro Ride 9.35 min
Overall 68.50 min

Average when primary using Tram/Streetcar

Distance 8.01 km
Walking 4.78 min
Waiting 5.78 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 28.33 min
Train/Metro Ride 1.67 min
Overall 41.11 min

Average when primary using Train/Metro

Distance 19.51 km
Walking 7.83 min
Waiting 5.70 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 6.05 min
Tram/Streetcat Ride 1.23 min
Train/Metro Ride 34.62 min
Overall 56.70 min

Overall Average Travel Time and Distance to Work (School)

Distance 22.47 km
Overall 44.75 min

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Last update: March 2023

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2 Comments so far
Anonymouse on Oct 12, 2021:
I concur with Anonymoose. Traffic is horrid and what makes it so much worse is the ROAD QUALITY! It's like we're constantly driving on roads in the poorest developing countries. You'd think our roads are destroyed by volcanoes every 6 months or something. You can't even enjoy having a nice vehicle b/c it's going to bottom out on potholes regularly. The overall design of the city/city planning is pitiful and it's all baked in and they aren't willing to be daring enough to try and turn it around. Part of why traffic is so bad downtown is because they allow often sporadically parked cars to RUIN the 2nd lane in either direction.

Moved here 15 years ago from the US and enjoyed it for a while, but now it's doubled+ in size and prices have skyrocketed and it's not worth the cost or hassle or anymore. Everything cool is being replaced by generic bullshit. Good food and cocktail scene, but that only takes you so far.
Anonymoose on Jun 18, 2019:
Perennially awful traffic. With not even 8 million people, it has the worse traffic in North America. There is only one main public highway east west (the 401), and there are always accidents, traffic, construction, you name it. People waste their lives away in traffic. Toronto city council is useless, they waste their time pretending to care about the environment, but there are only two environmentally destructive camps: the not-in-my-neighbourhooders, who want to send all the newcomers to the suburbs so they can commute 4-8 hours daily, and the war against bikes Fordians, who drive giant SUVs and always fight against public transit development. The TTC subway lines are pitiful compared to real world class cities like Berlin or London, and they charge 147 for the crappiest service in the so called developed world.

Living in the city is impossibly expensive, and even if you do, you cannot count on the unreliable TTC. It is always having issues, and on weekends, there are shuttle buses which are plain awful.