There and back again: Toronto to Montreal
I’ve made the trip between Toronto and Montreal enough times that I don’t need to open the Waze app to get there. Four years at McGill University, plus appearances post-graduation at music festivals, brings my roundtrip total to the double digits. Going by car isn’t the fastest way to get there, but I love the predictability of the drive: There is a requisite stop in Kingston, the halfway point, to get gas and food. (Everyone will decide on Wendy’s.) Gas-station candy will always be purchased and consumed with abandon. And then there’s the excitement of potential road-trip companions. If you grab a ride with friends of friends, you may even arrive with a date. I have. Road-trip tip: A working aux cord and phone chargers are keys to the happiness of all vehicle occupants. There is no awkward moment or sleepy vibe that Nicki Minaj played at full volume can’t turn around.