Quebec-based car-sharing company, Communauto, among first to join new Toronto self-service, no reservation required, free-floating car-share pilot project.
Following an initial pilot, free-floating car-share service, Communauto Flex, will offer more than 500 cars on the ground covering 100 square kilometres in Toronto. In the first phase, which launches in November, the company will launch the service in the downtown core with a fleet of 200, 5-door Hyundai Accents, servicing a 50 square kilometre area.
“I’m proud that we’ve achieved a balance between the benefits of car-sharing and the potential impacts it could have on Toronto neighbourhoods. I’m thrilled that the Communauto team is among the first to join the pilot and operate here within the new regulations,” stated Toronto Mayor, John Tory.
The service allows users to pick up and drop off cars in reserved residential parking spaces, rather than being confined to fixed locations. The parking zone will span from High Park and Runnymede in the West, Dupont and Danforth in the North, and Victoria Park in the East. Metered parking spaces and Green P lots will be excluded from the service area at launch.