Not a big philosophical question, but a very literal one: how did you get here? Unless you live at work (lighthouse keepers, that’s you), you must have traveled somehow. Because no city, especially not Toronto, has roads with room for an infinite number of cars, hopefully that journey was sustainable … think carpooling, transit, biking, walking, telecommuting, anything but an SOV. If yes or no, we have an event for you … Smart Commute Month! on now til Oct 6.

To help make this city flow, our friends at Smart Commute are trying to find out the nitty gritty details of how we go (or don’t go). The more that answer the survey, the better. Ask any researcher, and they’ll tell you about the need for statistically significant data … not just the opinions of 3 people in the same spin class. Luckily, there are already over 3,500 respondents across Toronto, but we could use way more. There’s a special honour for the workplace that responds the most (pretty please, let that be us!). The survey is open till October 6.

They will make it worth your while, with 2 prizes of VIA Rail vouchers worth $300 each!!! And yes, the train is definitely a good way to go.


Beyond the survey, they have a few Webinars you can catch for the low price of free. Webinars are by definition, a type of telecommuting, so you’re really walking the talk (or clicking on the talk) with these. Click the links to register:

Smart Commute Month will culminate in a celebration of sustainable commuting with Best Commute Day TO! On this day, we encourage commuters to walk, cycle, take transit or carpool to work. They can join the conversation by snapping and sharing a photo of their commute @SmartCommuteTO.


Safe (and sustainable) travels to you.

Key Links

Link to the survey

Full contest details

Webinars: Carpooling/car sharing  and  All about Presto

Smart Commute Tool