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The best place to live if you commute to downtown Toronto

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Today's newsletter was compiled by Iain Boekhoff.

Toronto's soaring real estate prices have tapered a bit in recent months, but living downtown might be just as affordable as commuting when you factor in all the costs. That's according to an analysis of thousands of homes for sale in the GTA by TheRedPin that balances affordability with proximity to downtown Toronto. Ajax, Pickering and Whitby top the list of affordable commuter cities, while Burlington, Keswick and Oakville are at the bottom. On top of affordability of housing and commute times, factoring in your health – those with longer commutes are more likely to not get enough sleep, be obese, suffer from depression and have money worries – might make downtown Toronto a more attractive choice.

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