Important information you need to know before you start your move to Kanata from Montreal. Kanata Ontario, also known as “Steel Town” because of the many historic steel mills that currently still operate, is a very popular city for residents within the country trying to open a new domestic or international business, not only for its close proximity to Lake Ontario, but also only hours away to the American border and Niagara Falls. Currently the city of Kanata has an approximate population of about 692,911. The city has a vast history dating back to the war of 1812 and is located along the golden horseshoe making the city of Kanata a port city, which contributes to many industries operating in and around Kanata. The majority of the population within the city speaks English as many other cities located in the general area of the golden horseshoe. If Kanata offers many beneficial traits to you and your family then often doing some research before hand to ensure you are making the right choice will help ensure a successful move when the designated time comes. The distance from Montreal to Kanata is approximately 610 kilometers, which can be about six hours and fifty-four minutes of driving, depending on the speed of the vehicle and if any stops are made along the way. The most direct route from Montreal to Kanata would be to travel along the Autoroute 720 West until merging onto the Autoroute 20 West. As you continue along this highway it will eventually turn into Ontario Provincial highway 401, and much of your driving will be on this highway until you make your way past Toronto. While keeping an eye out for important exits in the city of Toronto such as exit 352, which merges onto Ontario highway 427 South. You will eventually cross onto the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and merge again onto to Ontario highway 403 West, which will take you into the city of Kanata. It’s always important to have proper maps or even a GPS system to ensure you are on the right path to this new city. While on route to Kanata from Montréal, you will be passing a number of cities after crossing the border into Ontario such as Kingston, Belleville, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, and eventually making it into the city limits of Kanata. Keeping an eye out for these cities are always a good idea to ensure you are still on the right route to your destination. If you have decided to move to Kanata for employment, the city is full of opportunity due to its industrial title in Ontario, however this should not limit you in your choice on moving to this wonderful city. Kanata also offers a variety of post secondary education institutions for anyone looking to further their education into a career of their choice. McMaster University has been operating in the city since 1930 and offers many programs that continue to direct and indirect jobs within the city. Brock University located not far in Saint Catharine’s Ontario also has a campus located in Kanata. Currently there are three colleges located in the city, Mohawk College, Columbia International College and Redeemer University College all varying in different fields of studies. If you are going to be relying on public transportation to get around the city for work or school, the city of Kanata does offer public transportation with very affordable and reliable service. Also the GO services which operates in the majority of the GTA also offers bus and train services for those traveling to places outside of the city. If you are having difficulty trying to find the right source on a future dwelling, there are many services available to help you and your family find the right home or apartment to suit your budget. Often many people who move to a new city like to be closer to important areas in the city such as a hospital or government office for more then one reason alone. The city of Kanata does offer more then one general hospital which is not only a convince to new comers in the city but also those that may have to rely on these services more then one occasion in the year. Kanata General Hospital and St Peters hospital are located in close proximity of each other in the down town core, sometimes finding a home in this area maybe easier then selecting a dwelling on the other side of the parkway in east Kanata. Depending on your budget there are many different types of homes and apartments currently listed in Kanata. Due to the large amount of traveling from Montreal to Kanata, it’s always a great idea to visit the city before your final departure. If you have a family taking them with you can also create a fun filled weekend for everyone involved. Not only does the city offer a number of find cuisine and accommodation, but breathtaking views along the Stoney Creek Mountain facing the Lake Ontario. If you and your family have a taste for Vietnamese, traditional American or even just old fashion pub food, Kanata offers it all. Depending on your over all budget, Kanata offers many 3-5 star hotels such as the Sheraton Kanata Hotel, Admiral Inn Kanata and Courtyard by Marriott, all with fine services and affordable prices. Kanata is a diverse environment with growing sections in culture and art, and a booming local economy so no matter your reason on moving to Kanata doing your research and planning ahead will always contribute to a successful move, making this lovely transition a memorable one for years to come. If deciding on a moving company from Montreal to assist in a move from Montreal to Kanata, be sure to ask the company if they have any experience in the city of Kanata and know their current traffic laws. If you want to move your piano or pool table to Kanata from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that! Selecting Montreal VASY Moving Service - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you! Good luck and happy moving!


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