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Local resident says commuting headaches could force his family out of Durham

DURHAM — Chris Penrose and his wife describe their Pickering neighbourhood as “amazing” and would like to keep their young family there.

But the strain of his daily commute to Toronto is starting to take a toll.


Mr. Penrose is a local champion for the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance’s 32 Reasons to Invest campaign, which launched on Nov. 1.

It highlights the need for a better regional transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, listing 32 reasons ranging from reduced carbon emissions to improved quality of life.

The group is urging local residents and politicians to go online and sign the “Your32 Pledge to Get a Move On,” which calls for transportation funding that is “dedicated, efficient, transparent, accountable, regional, fair and sustainable.”

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Jillian Follert

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