I agree with Mr. Wooster, but the GO train is kind of expensive.Within city limits, it’s about twice what the TTC fare is and rises sharply once you leave the city.The best place to look is around the subway lines.
Now, this often means you will be dealing with crowded trains running south of Bloor on Yonge Street, but it’s better than nothing.Some of the more affordable neighbourhoods to look at are: Dufferin & Lawrence – within walking distance of the Spadina subway and they’re building a lot of high density housing there at the moment.The Spadina line is less crowded than the Yonge line.Bathurst & St. Clair – also within walking distance of the Spadina subway and there are older low-rise apartments nearby.Thompson Orchard (Bloor from Islington to Royal York) – A fair number of apartments in the area.The Annex (Bloor & Spadina) a great neighbourhood and a stone’s throw from the financial district.Greektown (Danforth from Pape to Broadview) – another great neighbourhood and lots of housing along the Danforth line.Danforth Village (Danforth from Victoria Park to Main Street) – a decent neighbourhood with housing nearby, including Dentonia Park.Deer Park – Yonge & St. Clair – Affordable neighbourhoodYonge and Eglinton – Another affordable neighbourhood and just a little further away.St.
I guess it depends on a few things: What do you consider a reasonable commute?Are you planning to drive or use public transit?Perhaps you are considering cycling?
Is your commute daily and tied to work?Will you be renting or owning?Affordability may determine which neighbourhood suits your budget.
If you prefer a 30 minute commute or less and use public transit then living near any one of the subway lines or the Go Train would be desirable.If you don’t mind adding a 15 minute bus or street car ride to the subway and increasing your total commute time then there are many more neighbourhoods to choose from.If you are driving downtown then a 30 minute commute in any direction is dependent on the time of day and traffic.
There are so many factors and variables to consider.
The easiest commute to downtown Toronto is to live within walking distance of a Lakeshore Go Train station and take the train to Union Station.The most frequent trains go from Clarkson in Mississauga, Oakville Station and Pickering Station.Property in Clarkson is less expensive than it is in Oakville.