A few years ago the University of Waterloo conducted a study that discovered a direct link between commute time and well-being. Simply put, those with the longest commute time have the lowest overall satisfaction with life. While chatting with Ryan about why he chooses to live in Niagara Region, he had an interesting perspective.
Ryan used to live in the GTA and his average commute time was one hour each way. That’s two hours per day which equals ten hours per week. That means every month he was spending 40 hours on the road. Over the course of a year that added up to more than 440 hours spent behind the wheel (mostly in soul sucking traffic). Ryan now lives in Niagara-on-the-lake and his commute is less than 10 minutes each way. What can he do with all that extra time? Here are a few ideas:
He could watch 220 movies (or almost 900 episodes of The Office). He could play 110 rounds of golf (did you know Niagara region has 40+ golf courses), see 150 concerts or walk over 1,300 km. Even better, he could spend the equivalent of an extra work week every single month with his family.
If time is valuable to you, maybe it’s time to consider Niagara region.