As in the case of most locations across the great white north, Toronto winters can be brutal. This year is shaping to be worse than usual, with predictions of colder winter across almost all of Canada except for the maritime provinces, where winter is predicted to be unseasonably warm.
If you’re dreading the prospect of the returning cold after suffering through lower temperatures than you cared to bear last year, you’re probably looking for a few ways to stay warm in Toronto. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place.
Buy a Car
For those who work from home, there isn’t much reason to go outside in the cold during the winter. As long as you have large windows and access to exercise equipment, you can spend most of your time inside, where there is heat and comfort. However, if you don’t work from home, you will need to go outside to commute to work.
Skip the TTC this Winter
No doubt owning a car will decrease the time you need to spend outside. When you use public transit to work, you’ll need to access the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) one way or another. Whether you have to walk a distance to a subway stop or you need to wait outside for the bus or streetcar to arrive, you’ll have to face the cold.
How Owning a Car Keeps You Warmer
On the other hand, when you own a vehicle in Toronto, the only amount of time you’ll need to be outside will depend on how close to the door of your home or work location you are able to park. While many work locations happen to be in the busy downtown area, you always have the option of paying for a parking spot to ensure proximity to your office.
Toronto offers an extensive map of reasonably-priced street parking throughout its residential areas. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to park close to your home most of the time, so you’ll be able to quickly move from your heated house to your heated car.
How to Afford Better Comfort
It’s easier to find a great used car in Toronto compared to most places in Canada because there’s a greater selection. It’s no secret that Toronto is the largest city in Canada, with a population of almost 3 million people in the proper city alone. With a larger population of drivers comes a larger selection of new and used vehicles available to buy.
Considering Upgrades and Add-on Features
To be sure that you’ll ensure you get to enjoy the most comfortable and most enjoyable commute possible, be sure to inquire about upgrades and add-ons available for the car you choose. Besides a properly functioning heating system, you might be interested in heated seats and an attractive stereo option, so you can enjoy great music, podcasts or radio anytime you’re on the road.
If you’re considering buying a car this year, you can visit a Toronto dealership to get advice on the perfect vehicle for you among what’s currently available. Talk to a car dealer about your options today to get behind the wheel as quickly as possible and start spending your winter more comfortably.