Driving was a non-starter almost 20 years ago and I can’t imagine trying it now. transit is not much better, if it’s viable at all. After 11 or 12 years I gave up 30% of my income to work close to home and then have the challenge of rebuilding my salary rather than sit on the go train for three hours a day with zero chance of reclaiming my life. So far, so good.
Yeah, I think if I'm serious about working out of our TO office I'm going to have to embrace the working from home concept. That or a turn-key office somewhere.
In theory I could take the GO Bus directly to our Miss office, but have to get coordinated enough to do that as well.
yeah i feel your pain too. With Churchill park closed for renovations my bike ride commute goes from 7 to 9 minutes. it’s killing me. and don’t get me
started on how much longer my walk is at the moment.
fortunately i can work from home too.
I've had many years of under 15 minute commute in downtown Ottawa including at Foreign Affairs in which I could see the Pearson building. Same with Edmonton, lived on the same street as well (this was probably not a smart move).
So probably karma time.
After years of 3-5 hours a day of unhealthy, soul crushing commuting, I gave up and turned to freelance writing and volunteering. If we had kids, that wouldn’t have been an option though.