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As a teenager from Buffalo, I had no problems finding my way around Toronto. Still, though, the congestion on the 400-series roads was intense. I was smart enough to avoid the 401 at all costs. I sucked it up, took the Gardner downtown, parked in the Eaton Centre ramp, and took the TTC from there if I needed to go beyond downtown.
Surface streets in TO moved a bit more smoothly, but Canadian drivers ticked me off. The light is red, it's not doing that seizure-inducing protected left turn notification, I'm not turning, I'm not on streetcar tracks, I'm not blocking any trolley buses ... STOP HONKING! What ... is there straight-on-red in Ontario? Hey, that guy driving the Skoda is telling me I'm number one!
Try living in a place where when multiple people come to a four way stop you could wait half an hour for the person with the right of way to go. No need to drive defensively where I live, all offense all of the time.