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


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Another Toronto highway is about to become a gridlocked mess due to lane closures

Outrage after Ontario student explains how to use food banks for free groceries in viral video

Invasive 'zombie plant' species is wreaking havoc across Ontario lakes

Almost nobody believes Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown LRT will open this year

5 million people transferred from TTC in under 2 months with One Fare program

Toronto is giving away free trees for you to plant outside your home

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau gets candid about new book

Some Canadians fed up with constant complaints about the country