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October 5, 2018
City of Toronto to issue first permit for free-floating car-share pilot
The Mayor of Toronto along with Barbara Gray, the City of Toronto's General Manager of Transportation, will officially issue the first permit in the City's free-floating car-share pilot project. The permit will be issued to Benoit Robert, President of Communauto.

Date: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: David Pecaut Square, 215 King St. W., Toronto

Car sharing is a new-mobility industry that is emerging with the growth of the sharing economy and the evolution of mobile technology. Free-floating car sharing is a car rental model where users typically access a mobile app that can help them reserve cars that are parked nearby for short-term use.

Toronto City Council approved the Free-Floating Car-Share Pilot project in April 2018. Communauto will be the first company to receive a permit and will begin providing its FLEX service in November. More information about the pilot is available at

Communauto was founded in Quebec City in 1994 and is the longest-standing car sharing service in North America. With a fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles, the company currently serves 12 communities across Canada, including Edmonton, Waterloo Region, Hamilton, London, Guelph, Kingston, Ottawa, Gatineau, Montréal/Laval/ Longueuil, Quebec City/Lévis, Sherbrooke, and Halifax. Communauto group operates gas, hybrids and electric cars and offers both round-trip and free-floating car sharing. More information is available at

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