Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are the best Canadian cities for public transit in 2019, according to the first Transit Score ranking from Redfin, the tech-powered real estate brokerage. Transit Score, a tool by Redfin company Walk Score, rates locations based on how convenient they are to public transportation.
Looking at big cities with populations of over 300,000, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal took the three top spots with Transit Score ratings of 78, 74, and 67, respectively. Transit Score is calculated based on indicators showing that local public transit is both convenient and runs frequently.
Toronto is highly populated and growing all the time. The influx of people from all over the world to Toronto puts a strain on all aspects of transportation in regards to road infrastructure and traffic in and out of the city, which is nothing less than gridlock,” said Blair Anderson, broker of record and market manager for Redfin in Toronto.
“Significant growth requires major transit infrastructure, and the city has recognized that and is investing in transit. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates in the city and plans to expand the light rail and subway service.
GO train, our commuter rail system, is also undergoing a significant expansion, to make it even more accessible to those living farther out,” Anderson said. “Some people moan and complain about public transit, but Toronto’s system is one of the better transit systems in the world. It’s highly ranked, runs well on a timely basis, and doesn’t have many problems. And without it, the city would shut down.”
With a score of 78, Toronto’s Transit Score holds an edge over several large U.S. cities. It ranks higher than Boston’s 72 ratings, and falls just shy of San Francisco’s score of 80, earning a comparable place among the largest cities in North America. Vancouver too ranks above Boston and Washington, D.C. (71). Montreal finds a partner in Philadelphia, with both cities earning a score of 67.
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Markham is a city in the Regional Municipality of York within the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario and the city is served byYork Region Transit.
Transit Score: 49
Edmonton, capital of Canada’s Alberta province, sits on the North Saskatchewan River. and the City of Edmonton is serviced by Edmonton Transit Service.
Transit Score: 49
Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Ottawa is serviced by OC Transpo– Ottawa-Carleton Transportation Commission.
Transit Score: 50
Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry.the city of Calgary is served by Calgary Transit
Transit Score: 50
Winnipeg is the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its heart is The Forks, the city is serviced by Winnipeg Transit
Transit Score: 51
Brampton is a Canadian city in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area. Its Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives are housed in 19th-century. Bampton Transit is a public transport bus operator for the City of Brampton.
Transit Score: 53
Mississauga is a large Canadian city neighbouring Toronto on Lake Ontario. On the lakefront, Port Credit has shops, Mississauga and area are serviced by MiWay
Transit Score: 56
Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River. Montréal.montréal is serviced by Société de transport de Montréal
Transit Score: 67
Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities.vancouver is served by TransLink
Transit Score: 74
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, the City Toronto is serviced by TTC- Toronto Transit Commission.
Transit Score: 78