Many people in Toronto prefer the convenience and financial benefits of getting around without a car as they explore cycling and alternative transit options.

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The Torontonian – Yonge and Eglinton Apartments For Rent

Cycling

There are thousands of cyclists in Toronto during the warmer seasons. Toronto is becoming more cycle friendly every year with new bike lanes on major streets and paths in parks and parkettes. For example, cyclists at The Torontonian (45 Dunfield Avenue) can ride westward through Kay Gardiner Beltline Trail toward Allen Road and south on Welland, Moore and Inglewood toward Bloor Street West and Danforth Avenue.

Cyclists can combine online tools like Toronto’s colour-coded cycling map and Ride the City to plan accurate routes throughout Toronto. To encourage our cycling residents, bikes can also be securely stored at the free onsite bicycle storage at The Torontonian (45 Dunfield Avenue) when they’re not in use (especially during the winter).

Read our blog: Midtown Toronto: Exploring the Nearby Trails.

Public Transit

The TTC has hundreds of buses and two major subway lines. Guests on the TTC can transfer at connecting routes and purchase weekly, monthly and yearly transit passes. There are several stops minutes from The Torontonian (45 Dunfield Avenue). The 34 Eglinton East bus on the corner of Dunfield Road and Eglinton Avenue runs east and west every 5-10 minutes. Residents heading north or south can take the 51 Leslie located near the corner of Yonge Street and Sudan Avenue.

Read our blog: This Is What Commuting Is Like From Your Midtown Toronto Apartment.

Eglinton Station, a 6-minute walk south-west near the corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue, takes passengers north to Finch Station and south to Downsview Station via the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Passengers can transfer at Yonge Station to continue west and east on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

Car Sharing

In addition to public transit, car sharing is fast and reduces emissions. One of Toronto’s favourite car sharing services is AutoShare. With a membership, residents can choose three different sharing plans starting from $8.25 an hour. There are a range of vehicles from electric cars to cargo vans. Simply reserve a car by phone or online and pick it up at preselected locations scattered throughout Toronto.

Another option is car2go. Receive a personalized member card when you join, book a car and pick it up at a selected location. There are two car2go parking areas just minutes from The Torontonian (45 Dunfield Avenue). One is only one block west on Holly Street. Another is three blocks east on Mount Pleasant Road.

Located in the south visitors parking lot of The Torontonian (45 Dunfield Avenue), Zipcar is a convenient and affordable way to use a shared car that can be accessed right outside your door. Becoming a member of Zipcar is the perfect option when traveling long distances with little to no notice is a must.

A Midtown Toronto Apartment That Doesn’t Require a Vehicle

Residents of The Torontonian (45 Dunfield Avenue) without a car can choose the best transit option for them whether it be the TTC, bicycling or car sharing. Shiplake Properties encourages residents to combine all three to make travel around Toronto quick and environmentally conscious.