The 2014 Home Location Preference Survey, being published Wednesday, confirms that the vast majority of home buyers — 81 per cent — would choose less car-dependent neighbourhoods over big lawns and extra bedrooms — if cost were not a factor.
Seniors and adults aged 18 to 35 were most likely to prefer more walkable, transit-oriented locations. Those respondents said they would pay more to live in that kind of neighbourhood even if it meant downsizing their home.
Two years ago, most large families said they wanted a big house and yard regardless of cost, said Pembina’s Ontario director, Cherise Burda. Now, they’re more willing to give up some space to be closer to conveniences.
That change, she said, shows “people are frustrated with having to take such long commutes, and the trade-offs (in terms of smaller homes) may be worth that,” she said.
If you look at the numbers, it's also a 20-minute walk to Sherbourne, Castle Frank, and Broadview! I don't know how the algorithm works though.Though I disagree with the Transit Score. One often delayed ROW-free streetcar line and a 20 min walk to the closest one line subway is hardly worth 2% short of perfection.
Bay and Charles. A rather low bike score, but I sold my bike back in 1987, when I arrived in Toronto, because I value my life. In Québec City, it was a somewhat safer mode of transportation, but I lived on rue d'Auteuil, which was too steep even for 23-year-old me.
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