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Student spending a month in a car

CBC Metro Morning's Matt Galloway speaks to Toronto film student Tanner Zurkoski about living in a hybrid compact/sedan for a month.
A 22-year-old university student is trying to raise awareness about traffic congestion by living in his car for a month 2:00

A 22-year-old film student is living in a small car for a month in a bid to raise awareness about the amount of time people spend in vehicles.

Tanner Zurkoski won — if that's the right word — a competition to live in the vehicle that was held by the charity Evergreen as part of the MOVE Transportation Expo that kicked off over the long weekend at Evergreen Brickworks. Zurkoski has already spent a week living in the car, which he stays in for 23 hours a day.

The six-foot-four-inch Zurkoski told CBC Metro Morning's Matt Galloway in a Tuesday interview that it can get pretty uncomfortable, particularly when it comes to sleeping in a small hybrid vehicle provided by car-sharing company AutoShare. Zurkoski will be driving around the city interviewing industry experts and talking to members of the public.

He gets paid $1,000 a week for his troubles, along with a daily per diem allowance.