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Drive from Mississauga to Whitby in rush hour

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Drive from Mississauga to Whitby in rush hour

I just got a job in Whitby in the Rossland Rd E area and am commuting from Mississauga (Mavis area). My hours are 8:30AM-4:30PM and sometimes 8AM-4PM. What can I expect in terms of drive time? What time should I leave in the morning? Would a 407 transponder be worth it driving to and from every day? Thanks!
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catnappy wrote: I just got a job in Whitby in the Rossland Rd E area and am commuting from Mississauga (Mavis area). My hours are 8:30AM-4:30PM and sometimes 8AM-4PM. What can I expect in terms of drive time? What time should I leave in the morning? Would a 407 transponder be worth it driving to and from every day? Thanks!
Definelty get a transponder. It pays for itself after 2-3 trips.
You will need it some mornings/afternoons to preserve your sanity.
If you have the option of starting earlier/leaving earlier take it.
By 7AM both east and west on the 401 are zoos.
Remember that every minute that you leave later is an extra 5 minutes on the road.
I would leave earlier and nap in the car before work.
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Thanks for your reply! What time do you think I should leave in the mornings if my start time is 8:30?
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catnappy wrote: Thanks for your reply! What time do you think I should leave in the mornings if my start time is 8:30?
Why don’t you just google map it? You have to option to pick the start time for your trip and it accounts for the usual traffic at the time so it will give price duration. It also depends on what route you plan on taking.
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cowbunpants wrote: Definelty get a transponder. It pays for itself after 2-3 trips.
You will need it some mornings/afternoons to preserve your sanity.
If you have the option of starting earlier/leaving earlier take it.
By 7AM both east and west on the 401 are zoos.
Remember that every minute that you leave later is an extra 5 minutes on the road.
I would leave earlier and nap in the car before work.
I'd highly advise against this. Your commute is going to be incredibly expensive. Jane to the 404 during rush hour one way racked a bill of 200-300 when i made the trip. you'll be paying 1000/month for your accessibility both ways.

I commute from the 404/401-Thickson rd. Traffic during rush hour is fine because youre going against the grain along with the way back. Your issue will be going into toronto(404) from sauga and that's going to take a really long time.

You're looking at a 1-2 hour commute each way
Last edited by IceCreamGee on Apr 19th, 2018 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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catnappy wrote: Thanks for your reply! What time do you think I should leave in the mornings if my start time is 8:30?
6:30am is likely the safest, I did that commute for more than 3 years starting usually from 401/Mavis St (I was 2 to 4 minutes from the highway) to somewhere near the 401 and 404. Usually at 7am its already slow like one of the posters mentioned so you will find it difficult to make it to Whitby for 8:30pm.

Winter used to suck a lot, the 407 is too expensive. I used to reserve it for days I left home late, snowy days, important days that I needed to be at work on time for sure etc. 8am to 4pm would likely work best in terms of coming back, 4:30pm means you will face regular 2 hour commutes back to Mississauga with Fridays, holidays and long weekends been days where it might take "only" 1 hour.
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Mavis to Rossland in Rush hour. OMG....you will probably quit after a month or so.
Unless the job is incredibly good or you move over to the East end.

I would say minimum 1.5 hr one way plus gas. If you take 407, it will cost you even more $ on top.
Time of commute, rush hour driving stress, gas cost, car's mileage. All those is enough for you to find another job even it pay less.
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If you are on the highway before 6 say around 5:45, driving will be breeze , no traffic at all. Once the sun comes up around 5:50am/6 am your SOL. Coming back in the evening you are screwed , no short cut there.
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OMG OP bless your soul. Is there any work from home opportunities down the road?

Congrats on the new job!
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Wow that is a long drive!
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What's the pay like at the new job? Not sure if it's worth it. The commute is very long and costly here. Most likely around 90 minutes one way and $60 on toll charges alone.

I'd move to Oshawa or Whitby if I were you but it all depends on the pay.
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catnappy wrote: I just got a job in Whitby in the Rossland Rd E area and am commuting from Mississauga (Mavis area). My hours are 8:30AM-4:30PM and sometimes 8AM-4PM. What can I expect in terms of drive time? What time should I leave in the morning? Would a 407 transponder be worth it driving to and from every day? Thanks!
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I am currently commuting from Barrie to Kitchener for a monday-friday 9-5 job. (Thankfully only for 3 months) I wake up around 5:30 and leave my place around 6:15 and arrive around 8:30/8:45. My commute is less stressful as I am going to West rather than East. IMHO, 407 helps you saved some travelling time vs travelling cost.
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just get a self driving car and a book. You'll need a new book every other day though

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