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whats your advice .... for first time movers to Toronto.

Live in town with the hustle and bustle or move out in the suburbs straight away bigger house bigger Commute.

Two kids to consider as well 10 and 13

Working in Bloor as a daily commute

We are caught between options

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Whereabouts on Bloor Street? It is a very long thoroughfare so more info needed.

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I like Oakville: great schools, nice parks, the lake and close enough to Toronto to enjoy the big city while far enough away not to have the disadvantages. ;-)
(I loved the city when I was younger with no kids.)

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I lived in the city for 30+ years until this past year. Now living in Richmond Hill just north of the city. All things considered I would prefer to live in the city but housing is very very expensive. We sold our big house in the city and bought a smaller one in the burbs so that we could save some money. Where kids are living is not a real concern. There are bad areas in the city but there is so much to do both for the parents and the kids that it is a great place to live. If you live in the city you can usually get by with one car but you almost have to have 2 cars if you live in the suburbs.
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My Brother and his Wife and their two kids live north east of Downtown Toronto, but still within the city limits/easy access to the subway. Both my Brother and Sister in Law take the subway everywhere, as they don't own a car (they lived in a 1 bedroom condo near the lakefront but moved after their second child was born).

Sister in Law's parents live in Oakville and come in to town to visit on a regular basis. My Mum's Auntie lived in Mississauga until she passed away... it's not so very far. Oakville is a nice area to raise a family and I know people who live out farther than that (Niagra Falls) who commute into Toronto on a daily basis (there's GoTrain service).

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Hey Thanks everyone, really helpful.

I am anticipating working on Bloor East, if that helps a straightforward commute would be appreciated. when i put in locations in Google Maps public transport seems so complicated with changes and stop starts and driving seems to take half the time ?

Please keep the help coming as its a big important decision.


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Hey Thanks everyone, really helpful.

I am anticipating working on Bloor East, if that helps a straightforward commute would be appreciated. when i put in locations in Google Maps public transport seems so complicated with changes and stop starts and driving seems to take half the time ?

Please keep the help coming as its a big important decision.


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Actually the TTC (Toronto Transit System) is probably one of the easiest to use in the world. The subway (underground to you) runs all the way under Bloor Street, east to west. There are bus connections at every station for north/south transit. Can you tell me the address of your work location?

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Actually the TTC (Toronto Transit System) is probably one of the easiest to use in the world. The subway (underground to you) runs all the way under Bloor Street, east to west. There are bus connections at every station for north/south transit. Can you tell me the address of your work location?
this is so helpful thanks as I have not signed on the dotted line yet prefer to keep this confidential at the moment. hope you understand.

Seems like lots of places where i could live and walk to the office, which would be awesome

That would mean no big garden..... maybe one less bedroom.....

Decisions ?

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whats your advice .... for first time movers to Toronto.

Live in town with the hustle and bustle or move out in the suburbs straight away bigger house bigger Commute.

Two kids to consider as well 10 and 13

Working in Bloor as a daily commute

We are caught between options

Cheers everyone
This is a big decision for sure. Mississauga could be an option. It has great transit system for downtown commuters. Lots of nice parks. John Fraser secondary School is one of the good school in the city.

Etobicoke is the other option if you have bigger budget. It is even more convenience to get to downtown.


I was born in the east side of Toronto (Scarborough) and have also lived downtown and in the west end (Etobicoke and Mississauga). My preference is central Etobicoke as many of the top schools are located there and convenient access to downtown Toronto. Homes are a bit pricier though - likely $600000 to $1 million ++ depending on budget and wants.
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Hi, any schools help is most welcome as well, we may have to start with the school then find the house.

this is a really helpful piece of advice

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