Canadian Manufacturing

Talent Canada: Traffic is better, and worse, than before the pandemic

by Todd Humber   

Talent Canada
Human Resources Public Sector Transportation human resources transportation

Here’s what we can say without hesitation: Traffic is bad, occasionally better and often worse.

The opportunity to work remotely during the pandemic has many considering escaping commutes such as Toronto’s 401 highway. (Talent Canada)

“Your commute to work this morning is 55 minutes in heavy traffic.”

That’s how my Google Nest greeted me this morning as I poured coffee beans into the burr grinder. The device has a daily habit of telling me exactly how long the drive is from my home to the offices of Annex Business Media in Toronto, publishers of Talent Canada.

Well, habit isn’t quite right. More of a programming reality, since I told the device to do that — it eliminates gridlock shock and dictates how long I can spend drinking that coffee.

If someone decides to roll their car over on Highway 404 and block two lanes, I can adjust accordingly.


Just a couple of months ago, as I fumbled with the coffee beans, Google would regularly tell me my commute time was “34 minutes in light traffic.”

This article originally featured in Talent Canada. Read the full version here.


Stories continue below

Print this page

Related Stories