A test, on a trip from Toronto to Quebec City
Woodrise is an international conference covering mass timber construction that was held this year in Quebec City, 700 km from where I live in Toronto, Canada. I wanted to cover it for TreeHugger, and thought I would make getting there and back part of the experience, a real comparison between air and train travel in North America. In Europe or Asia this wouldn’t be a question; 700 km takes about 3 hours. In Canada, a train trip like this takes the whole day. That’s why I flew one way; I felt that I couldn’t afford to take that much time off.