Toronto - Post Report Question and Answers

What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?

You don't NEED one but it's nice to have. The Toronto region is car-centric, much like many Great Lakes cities. You can live find downtown without a car, but it is nice to have one to drive to nature, get out of town, or drive to the USA. Any car will do. - Aug 2022

Any car you would use in the US is fine. Car insurance is double or triple US prices. Again, it seems to be part of the Canadian system. - Jun 2018

Think about going outside the GTA in winter. 4WD was quite useful. Many Canadians have two sets of tires, winter and summer. Many companies will store the set you aren't using after they switch for you. - Apr 2018

Do not bring a car, Toronto has the longest recorded commute in North America, highest car insurance costs in Canada and expensive parking. Use the subway or trains they are so much cheaper. - Nov 2016

Any car is fine. You can bring your car from the U.S. or buy one locally. - Oct 2016

Pretty much anything is fine. Parking downtown can be hard to get, so you'll do better without a massive SUV. But if you have one, I suspect you'll still be fine. Keep in mind, gas is expensive. - Nov 2015

Anything can work as long as you have snow tires! Unfortunately, this post doesn't offer diplomatic license plates, so you will have to get Ontario plates and buy car insurance through a company that is based in Canada. - Jul 2015

All cars are fine, but be prepared for high gas prices. - Jan 2013

All cars can be brought in. - May 2010

Anything. - Apr 2010

All cars are fine to bring, although traffic is terrible here. - Aug 2008

All. Daytime running lights are standard on all cars sold in Canada. - Jan 2008

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