Montreal software company relocates to escape city’s commuting hell

He used to stare out his office window at the end of every day, watching the congestion on the highway and dreading the commute home to Dorval.

Now, Brad Olsthoorn’s commute time has been cut in half, and he’s home in time to have dinner with his wife and two children.

“I used to be home just in time for them to go to bed and they were exhausted,” said Olsthoorn, the general manager of Silent Partner Software, which provides software for non-profit companies such as Youth Unlimited in Dorval. “I get quality time with them now.”

Hemmed in between the perennial construction sites of the Turcot Interchange and the Mercier Bridge, on Clément Ave. in LaSalle, Silent Partner recently picked up and moved its office to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue on the western tip of the island to save employees from commuting hell and in hopes of making the company more attractive to prospective employees….

Original published: 2018-07-19 02:49:12 Read the full Montreal News here

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