Toronto, Ontario – The City of Toronto has partnered with car sharing service Zipcar with the announcement of dedicated Zipcar vehicles parked and available on select city streets.
A Toyota Matrix, the first of a total of eleven dedicated Zipcars to be parked across the city, is now available at the intersection of Harrison Garden Blvd. and Humberstone Drive.
“The city’s partnership with Zipcar makes it easier for people who live and work in our city to get around without owning a car,” said Toronto councillor John Filion. “I’m pleased to have the first car in this program located in my ward, so our residents not only can save money, but also enjoy less traffic and less pollution.”
Zipcar will add ten vehicles to the on-street parking locations in the downtown core in the next two months. Locations will include the intersections of Emily and Wellington Streets, Mutual and Dundas Streets, Ed Mirvish Way and King Street, Gould Street near Dalhousie Street, Jordon and King Streets, and two additional cars in a North York neighbourhood with a location to be determined.
Zipcars are available by the hour or by day to members, who can reserve their cars via phone, online or a mobile device. The fee includes parking in the reserved spot, gas, insurance, 200 free kilometres daily and roadside assistance. For more information, visit Zipcar.