Travel and Housing Costs in the Greater Toronto Area: 1986-1996

This study explores the relationship between household location and household travel expenditures in the Toronto region and demonstrates that household travel expenditures generally rise the farther one moves out from central Toronto. The researchers also found that, although house prices generally decline as one moves out from the centre of Toronto, the amount of money that households spend on housing, including insurance and maintenance, generally rise. In addition, the researchers compared expenditures on public transit with expenditures on automobile travel, explored the relationship between these expenditures and household incomes, and identified where in the region households are likely experiencing financial stress due to their transportation costs.