The thing from the Bayou wrote:
I had a friend who lived in Owings Mills to the northwest, but it would be quite a drive to work.
I live to the northwest of the city, and you're absolutely right that it would not be a great drive to Canton from there.
Owings Mills is the start of the city's subway line...it's one line at the moment. It only goes from Owings Mills to downtown and ends at Johns Hopkins. The Charles Street exit is very convenient for visiting the Inner Harbor, but the subway wouldn't be much help getting to Canton. I don't think the light rail runs near there either.