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Old 07-05-2011, 05:05 AM
 
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Hi,

I am moving to Canada this summer.
I will be working in Mississauga, Mclaughlin Road, however I really want to live downtown.
I won't have a car so I will have to commute.
I don't want to take 4 buses before getting to my office, so where should I live downtown, to take 1 train, 1 bus, or two buses to get to work?

Thanks a lot for your help,
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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You are going to need a car to get to that area, or you must find housing within walking distance. It is very suburban. We are talking 35 km from Downtown Toronto, that would not be a fun commute on public transportation. There is a GO bus that runs from Union Station to Square One in Mississauga in the mornings, then you would need to transfer to another bus... all in all it would be an hour and a half each way.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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As tarp said, you're best is to take the GO bus from Union Station to Square One and then take a bus from there. You might consider getting a place around the St Lawrence Market. This way you can walk five minutes to Union Station and go from there. Give yourself plenty of time, it's a long commute to central Mississauga during rush hour.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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Thanks for your prompt replies!!!

So you confirm that it is possible taking the same bus from union station to square one, without transferring or something?
And then taking a second bus to my office.

I really see my self in the city, and I have my dream job in misissauga, so I am ready to commute for 2 or 3 months, I hope I won't regret it..

I'm coming from France, and don't know if transport or better or worse!

Thanks a lot for your great help,
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Thanks for your prompt replies!!!

So you confirm that it is possible taking the same bus from union station to square one, without transferring or something?
And then taking a second bus to my office.

I really see my self in the city, and I have my dream job in misissauga, so I am ready to commute for 2 or 3 months, I hope I won't regret it..

I'm coming from France, and don't know if transport or better or worse!

Thanks a lot for your great help,
Yes, it's direct from Union to Square One. Take a look the below link:

http://tinyurl.com/42cw98e (broken link)

See the middle column.

Public transportation is decent in the Greater Toronto Area but it could be so much better too.

Oh, you might have to take a second bus after the initial one from Square One. Can you provide the address of your office? With this information, I can obtain for you the exact route from Square One.

Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:32 AM
 
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Hi,

Thanks for your great help!!!

My office is at mclaughlin Road, so apparently I will have to take the bus n°66!!

Do you think this will take more than 1 hour, or 1hour 30?

Again, thanks a lot! Now I could start searching for an apartment seriously!
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:10 AM
 
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Glad to help. Assuming you're leaving during the usual morning rush, it could easily take 90 minutes if traffic is slow (which is often the case). Some days you'll get lucky and traffic will be smooth, in which case you can do the journey in much less time, but I'd still budget for 90 minutes to ensure that you're to work on time.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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You can try Google Maps...it can usually map out a transit route for you and estimated time as well.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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It's going to take you an hour and a half to get to work if you make your connecting buses. It's going to be a real pain. Check out google maps. You might want to consider living in Etobicoke, along the Bloor line, which would get you down-town quickly, while also having easy access to Missisauga transit. Even then, though, you'd still have to take two different buses and it would take at least an hour. Also keep in mind that service will be particularly unreliable in the winter, with heaps of snow to contend with.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Mississauga ON
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It's going to take you an hour and a half to get to work if you make your connecting buses. It's going to be a real pain. Check out google maps. You might want to consider living in Etobicoke, along the Bloor line, which would get you down-town quickly, while also having easy access to Missisauga transit. Even then, though, you'd still have to take two different buses and it would take at least an hour. Also keep in mind that service will be particularly unreliable in the winter, with heaps of snow to contend with.
I agree. Living in Mississauga proper or along the Bloor line is definitely the best option here. You know, Mississauga isn't a bad place to live at all, but it is definitely suburban.
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