Covid aside, I think cost of living is another factor people will need to take in account when choosing to do daily commutes and potentially spending on coffee and lunch, or just staying at home. Even more so for those who take GO transit in and out of the city, everything adds up. When you have people WFH for about 2 years then they get acclimated to that model so spending on commutes isn't just an automatic thing to get right back into. Especially with other aspects of life getting more expensive to deal with.
Couple coffees.. plus lunch...that's 20 bucks. Do that every day that's 100 bucks a week. Restaurant prices have gone up but the food portion sizes have gotten smaller and smaller over the past couple years. i had to switch up my go to take out places because I'm not getting value.Yet they wonder why people are staying home to eat or bringing a lunch from home.