Last year when it was revealed that three of the five worst traffic cities in North American belonged to Canada, a light was shed on something most Canadians already knew: commuting in this country can be a blood-boiling, hair-pulling experience.
The study by TomTom, an Amsterdam-based manufacturer of automotive GPS system that created a “congestion index” that ranks high-traffic cities across the globe, listed five Canadian cities in the top 20 [Vancouver, pictured above: #2; Toronto: #9; Ottawa: #10; Montreal #12; Calgary #16).
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But for the drivers who crawl along, bumper to bumper, every single day, the rankings are much too general– these daily slogs can inspire nemesis-levels of hate in commuters. Let’s highlight some of the worst commutes in Canada, and identify what makes them so harrowing.