Suburban sprawl

Monopoly houses

Monopoly housesI live in Barrie, a small city about an hour’s drive north of Toronto. Well, an hour when there isn’t too much traffic, and given how close we are to the city, that means not during prime commuting times morning and evening. Barrie has a very high population of commuters, who drive to the Greater Toronto Area every day to work and live in Barrie because they feel it is more affordable.

Because of all that, I found this to be extremely interesting: it’s basically an illustrated breakdown of the hidden costs of commuting. It only makes sense to move to somewhere less expensive if you’ve accurately counted all of the costs.

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