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GO Bus and 401

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GO Bus and 401

Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:40 am

Hi guys

Can anyone tell me does the Go Bus run in line with the 401? Meaning the 401 takes you from one end to another, does the Go bus do this?

I have a sister and brothers in Missisauga and a dad and another mum in Bowmanville. I would like to stay somewhere nice in the middle of them while visiting in August. Somewhere that will also allow me to show hubby around, not that I know it that well! I would love there to be water near by such as Lake Ontario, and near to things for the kids to have fun too.

I know we will hire a car to go looking around but for the first few days I thought perhaps we could use the Go Bus? If nothing else the kids love it Smile

Any ideas on a location and where to get a private let from as these are usually cheaper! A lovely log cabin or house with a pool would be nice! No hotels, apartments or condos!



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Re: GO Bus and 401

Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:16 am


Yes the 401 is like the main street of the Toronto area, and if you want to be in the middle between Bowmanville and Mississauga, I suggest the area along the 401, around Yorkdale Mall at Dufferein Street.

Yorkdale has a Go bus terminal, as well as a Toronto Transit Commission subway station, so it is a transport hub. If you are staying in that area you can go in any direction, east to Bomanville, by Go Bus, west to Mississauga, by Go Bus and train, downtown by TTC subway, or north by bus or car to the countryside.

Unfortunately, your idea of renting a house with or without a pool is going to be difficult. Any house with that kind of luxury is for sale or being occupied on a long term lease. A log cabin? Not within 75 miles of Toronto.

I see that you ruled out hotels, and or apartments. I did a quick search in Google and found luxury penthouse units that are completely furnished with high quality fittings and are located in the centre of Toronto, with every ammenitiy that you could wish for. Costs run from $500 a week to $ 10,000 a month, depending on how many rooms and where it is located in the city. Their past tennants have been Rusell Crowe, Tom Hanks and Richard Gere while they were in Toronto making films.

For a bit less you can have a fully furnished 3 bedroom unit in a nice area, with parking and a great view , for $900 a month.

Realistically, if you want a place out side of the city, you will have to accept the time and costs of getting around, by car. If you are in the city you can use the bus train or subway, and save on gas and parking costs. It is up to you to decide which suits you better.

There is a Holiday Inn right across the street from the Yorkdale Mall that would be a good central location to use as a base of operations. It is on Dufferin street.

Jim b Toronto.


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