Stuck in Traffic: Corporate perks keep Gen Y downtown

Jonathan Nadeau  April 26, 2013

By:Steven D’Souza
CBC News
April 26, 2013

Sari Katz has the kind of commute most people in the Greater Toronto Area can only dream of.

“It takes, by bike, six or seven minutes,” the 26-year old says about her ride to work at Google Canada’s headquarters in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Katz works in advertising sales, and arrives at her desk each morning before most have had a chance to warm up their car, or get on the bus.

“It makes waking up in the morning that much easier, I know it doesn’t take me half an hour to get to work.”

She represents the new workforce that employers are working hard to attract. Young, downtown-dwelling, they cycle and walk and most importantly are averse to long commutes.

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