Major New Ridesharing Service Launches in Mississauga

Published December 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm


There’s a new driver in town to pick you up after a night of partying, a morning where you need a ride to work, or pretty much any time of day.

Today, a popular ridesharing brand that operates in about 300 American cities and has been around since 2012 is officially available in Mississauga — Lyft!

As of Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Lyft will offer ridesharing services in eight Ontario cities: Ajax, Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, and Toronto.

The company has been planning to take its service beyond U.S. borders, and Canada is the first country the service is venturing into, and it’ll be a direct competitor for Uber. Both Lyft and Uber operate in essentially the same way. 

Lyft is available 24/7 and it – according to the company – boasts “the most affordable ride in town.”

Basically, you download the Lyft app, sign up for the service, add a payment method, request and take a ride with a driver from the community, and autopay through the app with or without a tip for your driver.

“We’ve been looking forward to taking our brand of ridesharing international for some time, and we’re super pumped to share this with our close friends up north,” said Lyft in a recent statement.

The car and driver qualifications for both Lyft and Uber are quite identical, Lyft has a similar option to Uber Pool called Lyft Line, you can order a larger or a luxury vehicle in the same way on Lyft as you can on Uber, and most anyone can apply to be a driver. 

So, you’ll be sharing a ride with people nearby and a driver that might even be from your city as of today.

Hundreds of Lyft drivers will soon be on Ontario’s roads. 

Lyft’s Canadian pricing remains to be seen, but the service might be worth a try if just for the sake of comparison!

For more information on the Canadian ridesharing freshman, click here.

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