We moved from Silicon Valley to Toronto 4 years ago. Out story is well documented and it led to the start of the MOV North community.
Now after spending 4 years in this amazing city we’re moving to Vancouver. We are very excited about the move, its fast approaching and can’t wait to share with you about our new city.
For folks who are wondering why we are moving, below are some of the reasons:
Seeking change: We’ve been in Toronto for 4 years and lived very close to downtown. We’ve seen and did everything the city had to offer. After 4 years there is nothing more for us to explore. Change is refreshing and if we can why not
We miss the West Coast: We were spoilt by California with everything if offered - beautiful hikes, landscape, farmers market etc and have been longing to go back to the West Coast lifestyle.
Weather: Toronto is a great city but the long winter gets to us. Moreover we have two kids and it becomes a real struggle to get them out of the house in the winter. Their outdoor time reduces drastically. We feel at such young age they should be running around without a thought and not be confined by the weather.
Work: We’ve always worked from home, even before the pandemic. We weren’t in Toronto for a job. @vik is still invested in Silicon Valley, his network and work is still back there. With Vancouver we’ll be closer to the Bay Area a short 2 hrs flight as compared to 5.
Toronto is an awesome city. We are so grateful to have experienced this place. I’m going to miss the hustle bustle of this city, the walk to everything setup we have going right now. We found a wonderful neighbourhood and lived in a Victorian. Kids went to a great school, made many friends. We had the most wonderful summers, I bet there is no other city that can beat Toronto summers. It was a hard decision…making it in the thick of winter is easier than in the summer
I’ll do another post on the logistics of moving and on Vancouver as we experience it.