Everyday, millions of Torontonians are on the move, many city dwellers prefer commuting with the TTC, carpooling, and ride hailing. But when you need to go the distance, car sharing can be the most cost effective and the least time consuming.
Car sharing in the city is an evolving industry that has a vast market full of options for riders to choose from. Most car share companies are subscription based, enabling the consumer to pay one fee, and drive wherever they need to go, in or out of the city. Toronto is home to a wide variety of car sharing companies. Below are the top three companies in the city, which have the added bonus of gas and insurance included in their subscription.
With recent entrance into the Canadian market, General Motors’ Maven is a new and alternative approach to ride sharing. With no membership fee, and hourly rates starting at $9 per hour, Maven is a simplified and seamless car sharing service with state-of-the-art vehicles loaded with all the latest technology.
Maven is completely app based and keyless, with every step of the rental process taking place on your smart phone. Pick up and drop off locations are all over the city, making it easy to find a car while on the go.
Zipcar has had a long-lasting presence in Toronto with a large fleet of vehicles to choose from. With membership fees starting a seven dollars per month, and hourly rates from $8 – $10, Zipcar is a traditional car sharing company that created this market space with the city dweller in mind.
With an easy “tap” from the ZipCard, you have access to their fleet of vehicles and the freedom to drive wherever, whenever you please. Rentals can range from 1 hour to up to a week in length, as many times you need in a month!
Enterprise CarShare is an automated way to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, or overnight. A variety of makes and models are parked in your community – where you live, and where you work – and are accessible 24/7. Residents of the Greenrock communities get a special join offer. A resident can join for $10 (regularly $29 +$45 membership fee) and receive $55 in credit towards their membership or driving credits!
Check out www.enterprisecarshare.ca/gtahome for more info! With hourly rates from $6, including fuel, you can get around the city in style, Enterprise CarShare has small cars up to full size cargo vans. Minimum reservation of 45 minutes that can be extended in 15 minute increments.
Getting around the city shouldn’t be hard, with car share, you save money, time and most importantly, you can drive around in a pretty sweet ride! Instead of grinding through crowds on the TTC and lengthy GO delays, car share will get you get you to your holiday destination, on time and in style.