Possibly faster turnaround (do they do it same-day, or is it still a couple of weeks delay?)
Don't have to worry about my passport being lost by the geniuses at Canada Post
Consulate is very scary and difficult to get into (I've been there three times and have yet to make it through the front door)
Consulate is kind of a pain to get to
Consulate is open very limited and strange hours
Also, where is the best place to get photos taken? Will they do that at the consulate, or do I need to get it done someplace else?
My next question is regarding my PR card. I'm finally changing my name on my passport to my married name, and obviously I need to change my PR card as well. Can I send off the name change for my PR card now, or do I need to wait until I get my passport back so they'll match? justcari, how did that end up working out for you? I'm planning a trip to Africa in April/May, so fast is better than slow!
I'm probably way overthinking this, but it's best to be on the safe side!