Comment 64314

By Zephyr (registered) | Posted May 31, 2011 at 14:24:23

@myrucrial - You brilliantly expressed my thinking exactly. I have lucked out in finding two consecutive long-term contracts in Burlington/Oakville, but I usually work in Toronto financial services companies. I live in Hamilton because low mortgage payment = flexibility. Sometimes I can take a month or two off, or my husband can. Our financial stress is extremely low. Most of my Toronto colleagues have lived in Scarborough, Mississauga, North York - places they could actually buy homes - and their commutes were not significantly less than mine, but their mortgage payments certainly were. I dream of the day some head offices start moving to Hamilton and consulting opportunities open up here. The creativity and energy I'm seeing in Hamilton these days makes it a compelling place to live - want to see what happens next!

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