Today is 'Car Free Day'!!
The idea came from Europe in 1999 as a way to reduce pollution and has since grown to include approx. 1,500 cities around the world. Toronto became the first city in North America to take part when it joined in 2001.
But... Does it make sense for people in Toronto to leave their cars at home today?
I would say "Yes" if GTA has a much better and convenience public transportation system.
If I take public transportation to go to work, it'll probably take me 3 hours each way (6 hours in total). If I drive, it only takes me 45 mins each way. So, for me and probably for most of the people in Toronto, 'Car Free Day' is just another usual event. Everyone will still drive to work.