Comment 41437

By highwater (registered) | Posted June 01, 2010 at 20:08:22

I never got a license as a student in the eighties, because I rode my bike everywhere in Oakville (my hometown) and because I went to U of T and took the subway everywhere, plus Go transit home on weekends. Didn't get it until I was 27 years old, because you generally need one in my line of work...

Exact same here. I didn't get my license till I was 30 when I got a job in a rural area.

One of the main reasons I enjoyed Toronto so much compared to growing up in St. Catharines was that a driver's license didn't represent adulthood or freedom in Toronto. Conversely, the lack of a car or license didn't mean something was wrong with you in Toronto.

We were living in St. Catharines when I was pregnant with my first. In one of our pre-natal classes, the nurse asked what the most basic needs for a baby were, and one of the women promptly responded "a car". When the nurse politely tried to explain that she was talking about Maslow's hierarchy of needs, ie. air, food, water, the woman was insistent. "But you can't take a baby on a bus! You can't get anywhere without a car!"

If ever you are despairing of how far behind Hamilton seems sometimes, just spend some time in St. Catharines. It'll cheer you right up.

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