toronto commuting

Toronto is spending a lot of time commuting every day

Statistics Canada released a new infographic today, illustrating what commuting is like in Toronto, as well as Montreal and Vancouver.

According to the 2016 census data, which was released earlier this year, Toronto had the highest proportion of commuters who spend 60 minutes or more travelling to work. 

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada released this infographic about commutes in various Canadian cities.

In Toronto, more than half of workers travelled from one suburb to another, while in Montreal most people are travelling from a suburb to the city core.

According to the data, one in four people in Toronto had a place of work located 25 km or more from the city centre.

In 2016, 64 per cent of car commuters who worked in the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA) and took at least 60 minutes to go to work also lived somewhere in Toronto.

However, other commuters came from other areas such as Oshawa, Hamilton, and Barrie.

Toronto also had a significant number of people coming from places such as Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, St. Catharines–Niagara, and Guelph. Nearly one-half of people who lived in these areas and worked in Toronto were commuters with a long commuting time, who reported an average commuting time of at least 80 minutes.

Lead photo by

Paul Flynn


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Air Canada loses pet cat during Toronto layover

Toronto ranks as the worst city in Canada for bed bugs in 2020

Toronto Instagram account is helping people find free curbside stuff

Environment Canada issues winter weather advisory over Toronto snow storm

Mysterious carbon monoxide poisoning incident kills at Bridle Path mansion in Toronto

Schools in Toronto will offer a course on anti-Black racism starting this year

Canada's richest people have increased their wealth by $63.5 billion since the pandemic hit

Doug Ford wants to close down the Canadian border to all non-residents