The capital city of Ontario.
A city that I recently had the chance to live in for about 2 weeks! No, Matt and I didn’t move there, I was working in the T dot and stayed with a friend (Thanks Sandra!!) 🙂
I’ve kind of always been jealous of people that live in big cities. They’ve just always seemed so grown up! Taking the subway, visiting museums and art galleries, moving about amongst a bazillion people… I don’t know. I’ve always thought it would be so glamorous.
Now let me tell you about my experience living in Toronto.
1. Commuting is a M—– F—–!
That’s right, you read that right. How long was my commute you ask? That’s not important. Well ok, yes it is. According to Google map, it should have only took 16 minutes daily. Would you like to know how long it actually took?
55 minutes. Yes, that includes a short stop at a Tim Horton’s drive thru, but come on. That’s ridiculous. And frustrating. I really do not know how people do it daily. If it wasn’t for funny morning talk show hosts, I would not have survived the tail-gating, cell phone driving, too slow, don’t let anyone merge, dumb ass drivers. (not to stereotype Toronto drivers because I KNOW not everyone is like this, however these are what the ones that I encountered were doing) Sigh.
2. There are just soooooooooo many people!!! (I guess that perhaps ties in with number 1 now doesn’t it?!)
3. You can’t go anywhere between 5 and 7pm. (I guess that really does tie in again with number 1 and 2 doesn’t it? haha) If we needed to go groccery shopping, or out for food, we needed to go after 7, otherwise you end up sitting in traffic forever. Then again, that’s only if you’re driving a car. If you take public transit somewhere, you’re probably ok….but it would still be super busy (refer back to number 1 and 2).
So overall it really does look like my problem with Toronto is that there’s so many people. I guess I’m really just used to sharing my space with under 500, 000. Not the 2,615,060 that live in Toronto. (WOW! I didn’t really think it was that many!- that’s according to Google FYI as of 2011.)
What I did like about the T dot is that although Sandra lives in a highrise condo, there was a super cute park that EVERYONE in the neighborhood went to, to walk their dogs. It was full of adorable dogs in all sizes just running around, and being cute. So clearly people in big cities don’t let small homes effect whether or not they are going to have pets!
So, I hate people, but love dogs.
That about wraps up this post.
I’m hoping that now my summer course is done, I can bust out a couple more posts this summer…since I haven’t done so since January! (Ooops!)